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Desert Mountain Medicine Wilderness First Responder

and Recertification Course

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Why Take DMM Courses with Us

  • Camping Included on property
  • Our private backcountry classroom provides an outstanding setting to learn & apply the newly acquired knowledge
  • Facilities within the classroom include porta potty, sheltered & outdoor learning areas

Intuition Consulting & Desert Mountain Medicine’s hybrid wilderness first responder (WFR) course format consists of a 30-hour self- paced, online instructional component, followed by a 50-hour in- person, practical component which takes place over five consecutive days.
The online section is hosted on CANVAS®, a cloud-based classroom and powerful learning management system that allows individual students to work at their own pace. A solo instructor or instructor team is assigned to each course and supports participants with navigation of the online material and facilitates interactive elements and skill-based learning. The online material consists of reading assignments, case studies, videos, photos, animations, quizzes, and discussions, culminating in a comprehensive midterm exam. The online section is available to course participants approximately 1 month before the practical section is to begin.

The hybrid format works best for self-motivated individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop and high-speed internet. This instructional format provides the opportunity for course participants to learn at their own speed, in their own space, at their own schedule.

Participants then apply knowledge and skills learned from their online WFR training to the 50 hour in- person, practical section, which takes place mainly outdoors . This practical section consists of drills, skill stations, scenarios, and discussions with the same instructor or instructor team that supports the online section. Course participants are eligible for certification upon successful completion of both online and in-person, practical sections.

Did you obtain your last training from a wilderness medicine education provider other than Desert Mountain Medicine? Click here

Camping is included along the beautiful Tomichi Creek under cottonwood trees. Please bring camping gear & food to keep yourself comfortable during the length of the course. Irwin Guides will supply porta-pottys. The town of Gunnison is about 15 minutes away if you need to access other amenities.

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Inclusions

  • Access to online course material one month in advance
  • DMM WFR Handbook
  • DMM & Intuition Consulting Instructors
  • Camping on the Tomichi Creek

DMM Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Dates

May 8 - 9, 2024

$400

Per Person

2

Instructors

27

Participants

DMM Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

Dates

May 13 - 17, 2024

$950

Per Person

2

Instructors

27

Participants

NOLS Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Dates

September 7 - 8, 2024

TBD

Per Person

2

Instructors

27

Participants

Camping is NOT included with NOLS courses

NOLS Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

Dates

September 10 - 14, 2024

TBD

Per Person

2

Instructors

27

Participants

Camping is NOT included with NOLS courses

Course Details

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Irwin Guides will offer a WFR next fall (2024)

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Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WRC)

WFRR Hybrid course is a 3 day course. Please take this course 2 years after your original WFR course. Check out the Recertification Policies HERE.

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Location

Irwin Guides Backcountry classroom is located near Middle Tomichi Creek, 20 minutes east from the town of Gunnison. 

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Academic Credit

The WFR Course is approved for 3 college credits through Western Colorado University & the University of Utah. Click HERE for details.

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Camping

Primitive camping in a beautiful cottonwood grove on Tomichi Creek.

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Course Policies

Please review the DMM course policies HERE.

Irwin Guides has a $100 non-refundable booking fee.

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