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Wilderness First Responder Course

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course is a essential if you spend a significant amount of time in remote places.  

This fast-paced, engaging, 9-day course prepares you to make difficult medical decisions. Half you time is spent outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, include a full-scale mock night rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including: 

  • Long-term patient care 
  • Wound management
  • Straightening angulated fractures 
  • Reducing dislocations 
  • Litter packaging 
  • Medication administration 
  • Adult and Child CPR 
  • Airware Management certification

This course is perfect for you if you are (or want to be) a professional operating in remote environments. You'll complete this course with the tools an confidence to manage patients in the back country for multiple days thanks to our dynamic, experienced educators. 

Course Information 

Cost: $700