Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness First Responder is an intensive 72-80 hour course specifically designed for outdoor educators, adventure guides, Search and Rescue professionals, as well as others who are in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting, or individuals who want a higher level of emergency medical training due to extended back-country trips or expeditions.
This course is designed for not only those that have next to no medical training - as well as medical professionals. The way we accomplish this is through our various well-proven teaching methods which address all levels of prior training and knowledge.
Typically taught over the course of 7 to 10 consecutive days, this format offers a comprehensive look at not only properly identifying and managing life-threatening injuries and illnesses that could appear in a wilderness setting (more than 60 minutes away from definitive care), but also incorporates a lot of hands-on skill practice, case studies, practical scenarios, evacuation planning and procedures, and other aspects of long term patient care involving wilderness context and situational awareness.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Wilderness First Responder certification from Center for Wilderness Safety, valid for three years. As a result of the way this course is taught, participants will also earn several other American Red Cross certifications as well.
Host this Course:
If your group, company or organization is interested in learning more about sponsoring a Wilderness First Responder course at your location, please contact our admissions office at Toll Free (855) 505-1700. In order to host this course at your location, a minimum of 8 participants is required. The maximum may depend on location, typically ranging from 18-30.