Course participants work together to perform a spinal assessment on a patient during a scenario.
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Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

Duration

80 hours

Age

16+ yrs

Tuition

$395 to $1,195

See Dates

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. 

The Hybrid WFR combines 3 modules of online learning with 5 days of in-person training. You’ll begin by completing work in an online platform that includes readings, videos and quizzes. Each module requires 10 to 15 hours to complete, and you’ll need to finish them before the in-person portion begins. The 5-day in-person course will focus on skills and scenarios.

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. 

Also see our Wilderness First Responder course.

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

62 courses

Dates

Geolocation

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Dec 5, 2022 –
Dec 9, 2022

$945

Eugene, OR
City of Eugene

Dec 13, 2022 –
Dec 17, 2022

$800

Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center

Dec 27, 2022 –
Dec 31, 2022

$800 to $875

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Jan 3, 2023 –
Jan 7, 2023

$725 to $830

4 spaces Enroll Now

Denver, CO
Regis University

Jan 3, 2023 –
Jan 7, 2023

$795

4 spaces Enroll Now

Bloomsburg, PA
Quest

Jan 3, 2023 –
Jan 7, 2023

$700 to $950

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Jan 4, 2023 –
Jan 8, 2023

$945

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin

Jan 4, 2023 –
Jan 8, 2023

$850

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Bainbridge Island, WA
IslandWood

Jan 4, 2023 –
Jan 8, 2023

$700 to $1,195

Bozeman, MT
Headwaters Field Medicine

Jan 11, 2023 –
Jan 15, 2023

$875

Raquette Lake, NY
SUNY Cortland

Jan 13, 2023 –
Jan 18, 2023

$1,000 to $1,150

Incline Village, NV
Ready SF

Jan 16, 2023 –
Jan 20, 2023

$945

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Jan 25, 2023 –
Jan 29, 2023

$895

Tucson, AZ
NOLS Southwest

Feb 6, 2023 –
Feb 10, 2023

TBA

Mount Hood Parkdale, OR
Pacific Wilds

Feb 13, 2023 –
Feb 17, 2023

$810

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Feb 27, 2023 –
Mar 3, 2023

$945

Denver, CO
Regis University

Feb 28, 2023 –
Mar 4, 2023

$795

Talkeetna, AK
Alaska Avalanche School

Mar 1, 2023 –
Mar 5, 2023

$795

RD 1, New Zealand
NOLS New Zealand

Mar 4, 2023 –
Mar 8, 2023

$725

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Mar 7, 2023 –
Mar 11, 2023

$905

Gunnison, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Mar 14, 2023 –
Mar 18, 2023

$895

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Mar 15, 2023 –
Mar 19, 2023

$895

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Mar 19, 2023 –
Mar 23, 2023

$830

Bellingham, WA
Mountain Rescue Institute

Mar 21, 2023 –
Mar 25, 2023

$865

Santa Cruz, CA
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Mar 26, 2023 –
Mar 30, 2023

$945

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Mar 27, 2023 –
Mar 31, 2023

$945

Eugene, OR
City of Eugene

Mar 28, 2023 –
Apr 1, 2023

TBA

Mount Hood Parkdale, OR
Pacific Wilds

Apr 10, 2023 –
Apr 14, 2023

$810

Big Pine, CA
Sierra Mountain Center

Apr 11, 2023 –
Apr 15, 2023

TBA

Mount Vernon, WA
NOLS Pacific Northwest

Apr 17, 2023 –
Apr 21, 2023

$985 to $1,060

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Apr 19, 2023 –
Apr 23, 2023

$895

Kailua, HI
Mountain Rescue Institute

Apr 24, 2023 –
Apr 28, 2023

TBA

Tahoe City, CA
Elevation Maritime LLC

May 1, 2023 –
May 5, 2023

$895

Moab, UT
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

May 1, 2023 –
May 5, 2023

$895

Denver, CO
Regis University

May 5, 2023 –
May 9, 2023

TBA

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

May 7, 2023 –
May 11, 2023

$905

Girdwood, AK
Ready SF

May 7, 2023 –
May 11, 2023

$955

Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin

May 8, 2023 –
May 12, 2023

TBA

Bozeman, MT
Headwaters Field Medicine

May 12, 2023 –
May 16, 2023

$875

Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center

May 15, 2023 –
May 19, 2023

$830 to $900

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

May 23, 2023 –
May 27, 2023

$945

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

May 26, 2023 –
May 30, 2023

$895

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Jun 4, 2023 –
Jun 8, 2023

$945

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jun 5, 2023 –
Jun 9, 2023

TBA

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Jun 5, 2023 –
Jun 9, 2023

$830

Bellingham, WA
Mountain Rescue Institute

Jun 13, 2023 –
Jun 17, 2023

$865

Allenspark, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Jun 20, 2023 –
Jun 24, 2023

$875

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Jul 9, 2023 –
Jul 13, 2023

$945

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jul 10, 2023 –
Jul 14, 2023

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jul 17, 2023 –
Jul 21, 2023

TBA

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Aug 6, 2023 –
Aug 10, 2023

$945

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Aug 7, 2023 –
Aug 11, 2023

TBA

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Aug 11, 2023 –
Aug 15, 2023

$725 to $830

Gunnison, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Aug 11, 2023 –
Aug 15, 2023

TBA

Bellingham, WA
Mountain Rescue Institute

Aug 22, 2023 –
Aug 26, 2023

TBA

Ogden, UT
Idaho Rescue Training

Aug 27, 2023 –
Aug 31, 2023

$830

Tahoe City, CA
Elevation Maritime LLC

Aug 28, 2023 –
Sep 1, 2023

$895

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Sep 6, 2023 –
Sep 10, 2023

$895

Leavenworth, WA
Wilderness Medicine Northwest

Sep 25, 2023 –
Sep 29, 2023

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct 25, 2023 –
Oct 29, 2023

$895

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Nov 15, 2023 –
Nov 19, 2023

$395

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Jan 3, 2024 –
Jan 7, 2024

$735 to $840