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Wilderness First Responder

Duration

80 hours

Age

16+ yrs

Tuition

$560 to $1,400

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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 9-10 day 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.

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

103 courses

Dates

Geolocation

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Dec 2, 2020 –
Dec 11, 2020

$750

In Progress

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Dec 5, 2020 –
Dec 13, 2020

$785

3 spaces Enroll Now

Boone, NC
Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

Dec 10, 2020 –
Dec 18, 2020

$560 to $795

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Conway, WA
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Dec 11, 2020 –
Dec 20, 2020

$800 to $950

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Dec 11, 2020 –
Dec 20, 2020

$790

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Tampa, FL
University of South Florida - Tampa

Dec 12, 2020 –
Dec 20, 2020

$750

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Dec 12, 2020 –
Dec 20, 2020

$795 to $1,020

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Golden, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Dec 14, 2020 –
Dec 22, 2020

$775

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Golden, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Dec 27, 2020 –
Jan 5, 2021

$775

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Jan 2, 2021 –
Jan 10, 2021

$795

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Hudson , WI
YMCA Camp St. Croix

Jan 2, 2021 –
Jan 11, 2021

$799 to $1,001

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Jan 2, 2021 –
Jan 10, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Asheville, NC
Landmark Learning

Jan 2, 2021 –
Jan 10, 2021

$795 to $920

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Fort Collins, CO
CSU Outdoor Program

Jan 4, 2021 –
Jan 13, 2021

$675 to $775

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

San Francisco, CA
Ready SF

Jan 4, 2021 –
Jan 13, 2021

$790

Incline Village, NV
Sierra Nevada University

Jan 5, 2021 –
Jan 14, 2021

$735

Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College

Jan 8, 2021 –
Jan 17, 2021

$750

Tucson, AZ
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Jan 8, 2021 –
Jan 17, 2021

$795

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin

Jan 8, 2021 –
Jan 17, 2021

$775

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Golden, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Jan 13, 2021 –
Jan 21, 2021

$795

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Moab, UT
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Jan 22, 2021 –
Jan 31, 2021

$795

Brevard, NC
Brevard College

Jan 23, 2021 –
Jan 31, 2021

TBA

Lander, WY
Central Wyoming College

Jan 25, 2021 –
Feb 4, 2021

$795

Mt. Hood, OR
Renee Jenkinson/Pacific Wilds

Jan 26, 2021 –
Feb 4, 2021

$795

Golden, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Jan 26, 2021 –
Feb 4, 2021

$795

Full, Waitlist Available Enroll Now

Leavenworth, WA
Wilderness Medicine Northwest

Feb 2, 2021 –
Feb 10, 2021

$850

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Feb 12, 2021 –
Feb 21, 2021

$790

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Feb 12, 2021 –
Feb 21, 2021

$795

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Feb 13, 2021 –
Feb 21, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Midpines, CA
Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Feb 22, 2021 –
Mar 3, 2021

$812 to $938

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Feb 26, 2021 –
Mar 7, 2021

$775

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Mar 5, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

$815

Mt. Hood, OR
Renee Jenkinson/Pacific Wilds

Mar 5, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

$795

Coeur d’Alene, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Mar 6, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

$765

Talkeetna, AK
Alaska Avalanche School

Mar 6, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

$725

Spearfish, SD
Black Hills State University Outdoor Program

Mar 6, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

TBA

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Mar 6, 2021 –
Mar 14, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Gunnison, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Mar 13, 2021 –
Mar 21, 2021

$795

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Mar 13, 2021 –
Mar 21, 2021

$795

Eugene, OR
City of Eugene

Mar 19, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$775

Sausalito, CA
Ready SF

Mar 19, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$790

Portland, OR
Portland State University

Mar 20, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$650 to $750

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Mar 20, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Berkeley, CA
Cal Adventures

Mar 20, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

TBA

Boise, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Mar 20, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$765

Golden, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Mar 20, 2021 –
Mar 28, 2021

$795

Portland, OR
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Apr 3, 2021 –
Apr 12, 2021

$795

Moab, UT
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Apr 6, 2021 –
Apr 15, 2021

$795

Flåm, Norway
Crossing Latitudes

Apr 10, 2021 –
Apr 20, 2021

$1,400

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Apr 10, 2021 –
Apr 18, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Apr 10, 2021 –
Apr 18, 2021

$795

Bishop, CA
Sierra Mountain Center

Apr 13, 2021 –
Apr 22, 2021

$830

Bend, OR
Bend Park & Recreation District

Apr 13, 2021 –
Apr 22, 2021

$800

Kathmandu, Nepal
Idaho Rescue Training

Apr 13, 2021 –
Apr 22, 2021

$1,190

Santiago, Chile
NOLS Patagonia

Apr 14, 2021 –
Apr 23, 2021

TBA

Chelan, WA
Holden Village

Apr 15, 2021 –
Apr 24, 2021

$1,195

Fort Snelling, MN
REI Outdoor School

Apr 23, 2021 –
May 2, 2021

TBA

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Apr 23, 2021 –
May 2, 2021

$775

Reykjavik, Iceland
Icelandic Mountain Guides

Apr 27, 2021 –
May 5, 2021

TBA

Denver, CO
Regis University

May 3, 2021 –
May 12, 2021

TBA

Girdwood, AK
Ready SF

May 3, 2021 –
May 12, 2021

$790

Hailey, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

May 4, 2021 –
May 13, 2021

$765

Boone, NC
Appalachian State University - Outdoor Programs

May 7, 2021 –
May 15, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

May 7, 2021 –
May 16, 2021

TBA

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

May 8, 2021 –
May 16, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

May 8, 2021 –
May 17, 2021

$815

Orem, UT
Utah Valley University

May 10, 2021 –
May 19, 2021

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

May 13, 2021 –
May 22, 2021

$795

Fort Collins, CO
CSU Outdoor Program

May 17, 2021 –
May 26, 2021

TBA

Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center

May 17, 2021 –
May 26, 2021

TBA

Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University Center

May 18, 2021 –
May 27, 2021

TBA

Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

May 19, 2021 –
May 28, 2021

TBA

San Francisco, CA
Ready SF

May 21, 2021 –
May 30, 2021

$790

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

May 22, 2021 –
May 30, 2021

TBA

Salisbury, MD
Salisbury University

May 26, 2021 –
Jun 4, 2021

TBA

Fossil, OR
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Jun 2, 2021 –
Jun 11, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jun 4, 2021 –
Jun 13, 2021

TBA

Emory, VA
Emory and Henry College

Jun 5, 2021 –
Jun 13, 2021

TBA

Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute

Jun 8, 2021 –
Jun 17, 2021

$715 to $790

Louisville, KY
Spalding University

Jul 3, 2021 –
Jul 11, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jul 9, 2021 –
Jul 18, 2021

TBA

Hailey, ID
Idaho Rescue Training

Jul 9, 2021 –
Jul 18, 2021

$765

Cullowhee, NC
Landmark Learning

Jul 10, 2021 –
Jul 18, 2021

$795 to $1,020

Pomona, NY
REI Outdoor School

Jul 10, 2021 –
Jul 19, 2021

TBA

Fort Collins, CO
CSU Outdoor Program

Jul 19, 2021 –
Jul 28, 2021

TBA

Santiago, Chile
NOLS Patagonia

Jul 21, 2021 –
Jul 30, 2021

TBA

Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin

Jul 23, 2021 –
Aug 1, 2021

$775

TBD, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Jul 23, 2021 –
Aug 1, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Jul 23, 2021 –
Aug 1, 2021

TBA

Gunnison, CO
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Aug 6, 2021 –
Aug 15, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Aug 6, 2021 –
Aug 15, 2021

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Aug 14, 2021 –
Aug 22, 2021

$795

Lanesboro, MN
Winona State University

Aug 16, 2021 –
Aug 25, 2021

TBA

Ogden, UT
Idaho Rescue Training

Aug 28, 2021 –
Sep 6, 2021

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Oct 1, 2021 –
Oct 10, 2021

$795

Fort Snelling, MN
REI Outdoor School

Oct 1, 2021 –
Oct 10, 2021

TBA

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Oct 25, 2021 –
Nov 3, 2021

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Nov 6, 2021 –
Nov 14, 2021

$795

Estes Park, CO
Mountain Rescue Institute

Dec 1, 2021 –
Dec 10, 2021

TBA

McCall , ID
McCall Outdoor Science School

Dec 3, 2021 –
Dec 12, 2021

TBA

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Field Institute

Dec 3, 2021 –
Dec 12, 2021

$795

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Dec 10, 2021 –
Dec 19, 2021

TBA

Boulder, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

Dec 27, 2021 –
Jan 5, 2022

TBA

Topics Covered

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Documentation
  • Medical Legal
  • CPR
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Long-term Patient Care
  • Chest Injuries
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management and Traction Splinting
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Mental Health Emergencies
  • Bites, Stings and Poisoning
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetes
  • Search and Rescue
  • Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication
  • Communicable Disease
  • Lightning
  • Submersion
  • Urinary and Reproductive System Issues
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Common Wilderness Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits

Financial Aid & Scholarships

NOLS supports a variety of outside financial aid options:

  • AmeriCorps
  • 529 College Savings Plans
  • Veteran's Benefits (In Wyoming only)

If you are fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English, you may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to your wilderness medicine course. 

Keep Your Certification Current

Your Wilderness First Responder certification will be current for two years. Recertify your course with a WFR Recert or Hybrid WFR Recert course, or look into our WAFA and WFA courses for other recertification options.

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