Wilderness First Responder

Course Format:
72 hours over 8 full days or a combination of weekday nights and weekend days

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is widely recognized as the “gold standard” medical course for guides, trip leaders, camp staffs and other outdoor professionals. This course is demanding and comprehensive.  Our course consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on, scenario-based instruction designed specifically to meet the needs of your group.

Our Instructors are all experienced professionals who don’t just teach, but are currently practicing Wilderness EMTs, Paramedics and Physicians. Guest lecturers include medics and physicians from the Wilderness Medical Society and the Divers Alert Network.

Topics covered in this course include:

•    Patient Assessment
•    American Heart Association CPR
•    Soft Tissue Injuries
•    Reducing (relocating) Fractures and Dislocations
•    Evacuation and Rescue
•    Long-term Care and Patient Management
•    Tropical Diseases
•    Altitude and Diving Medicine

Students will be evaluated based on the following criteria-
•    Attendance at 100% of class, including all simulations and lectures
•    Demonstrated proficiency in a practical examination
•    A score of at least 75% on the final written exam

Upon successful completion of all the requirements, students will receive a 3-year certification as a Wilderness First Responder.  Students will also receive a 2-year American Heart Association CPR certification.

Sample WFR Course Syllabus