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Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

Duration

80 hours

Age

16+ yrs

Tuition

$695 to $1,060

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If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our Wilderness First Responder course is for you. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. 

Our new hybrid format begins with three weeks of online learning including readings, videos, and quizzes. You will spend 10 to 15 hours each week in the online portion and be required to finish assignments to progress. You will complete your course with a 5-day in-person program focusing on skills and scenarios. These are the last 5 days of the listed course dates.

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more. 

Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society, you may earn up to 55 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with this course. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.
 

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 3 college credits through the University of Utah and 3 college credits through Western Colorado University.
 

Course Approval
This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirements. Additionally, the Wilderness First Responder course (WILDMI-555) is approved by the United States Coast Guard to meet the first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1)(ii) and 46 CFR 11.201(i)(2)(iiI) for a merchant mariner credential.

Course Dates

43 courses

Dates

Geolocation

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Jul 13, 2022 –
Aug 7, 2022

$815

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RD 1, New Zealand
NOLS New Zealand

Jul 15, 2022 –
Aug 9, 2022

$815

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Jul 25, 2022 –
Aug 15, 2022

$695 to $795

Jackson, WY
Teton Science Schools

Jul 25, 2022 –
Aug 19, 2022

$916

Mt. Hood, OR
Pacific Wilds

Aug 15, 2022 –
Sep 9, 2022

$810

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Aug 17, 2022 –
Sep 11, 2022

$845

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Aug 17, 2022 –
Sep 11, 2022

$845

Gunnison, CO
Irwin Guides

Aug 25, 2022 –
Sep 19, 2022

TBA

Bend, OR
Juniper Flats Outdoor Education

Aug 30, 2022 –
Sep 24, 2022

TBA

Girdwood, AK
Ready SF

Sep 12, 2022 –
Oct 7, 2022

$955

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Sep 12, 2022 –
Oct 7, 2022

$945

Leavenworth, WA
Wilderness Medicine Northwest

Sep 12, 2022 –
Oct 7, 2022

$865

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Sep 18, 2022 –
Oct 13, 2022

$905

Moab, UT
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Oct 11, 2022 –
Nov 5, 2022

$895

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Oct 17, 2022 –
Nov 11, 2022

$945

Mount Hood Parkdale, OR
Pacific Wilds

Oct 17, 2022 –
Nov 11, 2022

TBA

Coeur D Alene, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Oct 18, 2022 –
Nov 12, 2022

$850

Big Pine, CA
Sierra Mountain Center

Oct 23, 2022 –
Nov 17, 2022

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct 26, 2022 –
Nov 20, 2022

$875

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Nov 14, 2022 –
Dec 9, 2022

$945

Eugene, OR
City of Eugene

Nov 22, 2022 –
Dec 17, 2022

$800

Denver, CO
Regis University

Dec 12, 2022 –
Jan 7, 2023

$795

,

Dec 14, 2022 –
Jan 8, 2023

$945

,

Jan 4, 2023 –
Jan 29, 2023

$875

Tucson, AZ
NOLS Southwest

Jan 16, 2023 –
Feb 10, 2023

TBA

,

Feb 6, 2023 –
Mar 3, 2023

TBA

Denver, CO
Regis University

Feb 7, 2023 –
Mar 4, 2023

$795

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Feb 14, 2023 –
Mar 11, 2023

$905

,

Feb 22, 2023 –
Mar 19, 2023

$875

Santa Cruz, CA
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Mar 5, 2023 –
Mar 30, 2023

$945

,

Mar 6, 2023 –
Mar 31, 2023

$945

Big Pine, CA
Sierra Mountain Center

Mar 21, 2023 –
Apr 15, 2023

TBA

Mount Vernon, WA
NOLS Pacific Northwest

Mar 27, 2023 –
Apr 21, 2023

$985 to $1,060

,

Mar 29, 2023 –
Apr 23, 2023

$875

Moab, UT
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Apr 10, 2023 –
May 5, 2023

$895

,

Apr 16, 2023 –
May 11, 2023

$955

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Apr 16, 2023 –
May 11, 2023

$905

,

May 2, 2023 –
May 27, 2023

$945

,

May 5, 2023 –
May 30, 2023

$875

,

May 14, 2023 –
Jun 8, 2023

$945

,

Aug 16, 2023 –
Sep 10, 2023

$875

,

Oct 4, 2023 –
Oct 29, 2023

TBA

,

Oct 25, 2023 –
Nov 19, 2023

TBA