Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses are offered throughout the country, but this is the only one available in the beautiful, high mountain setting of Crested Butte, CO. Your days will be packed with learning, but your evenings will be free to explore the numerous trails, peaks and rivers that surround the area … the perfect blend of wilderness medicine education and recreation!

This WFR course is a 9-day training (over the course of 10 days) that provides intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments.  Using a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train students to improvise with limited resources in remote environments.

Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a NOLS Adult & Child CPR certification and a NOLS Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Learning for this course takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

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