October 12 - 20, 2024
Certifications: WFR, CPR/AED
The Wilderness First Responder certification is considered the standard medical certification for guides, outdoor educators, trip leaders, and anyone serving as the first point of professional care in remote areas. Through a hands-on exercises, this course builds 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.
Designed for the outdoor guide, Remote Site Team Lead, or Military Team Lead, the WFR includes a range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Students also learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states, for up to eight hours until a higher level of care can arrive. This course is designed to prepare the student in leading and managing a group of individuals who are not medically trained or have basic medical knowledge to assist them in managing a complex patient.
Pre Requisites: 18 years or older
Duration: 9 days, 8am-5pm with a lunch break.*
*There is one required evening scenario
Certifications: WFR (RMT)
Recertification Interval: Three years for certification periodText Books:
Wilderness First Responder Student Manual
Remote Medical Training HQ - Bellingham, WA
909 Squalicum Way, Suite 103
Remote Medical Training HQ is located in the Squalicum Lofts Business Park in Bellingham, WA. This facility has direct access to Squalicum Creek Park and the city of Bellingham’s vast trail network. The trail system allows access to water, beach and adverse terrain settings. The Bellingham facility has a large classroom, as well as space for conducting smaller breakout sessions. Squalicum Lofts provides the perfect location to conduct realistic training scenarios in an urban setting, while maintaining a remote and wilderness feel.