Mountaineers offers Wilderness First Responder CourseMountaineers offers Wilderness First Responder Certification
September 28 - November 1
Various times; see below
The 80-hour Wilderness First Responder certification is considered the standard for professionals working as guides, outdoor educators, as well as recreational expedition medical personnel in remote areas. Wilderness First Responders should be able to effectively make decisions when a hospital is hours to days away. The Wilderness First Responder course, taught for The Mountaineers by Remote Medical International, emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas, as well as providing a strong foundation to progress on to more advanced levels of training.
Class meets September 28, 30, October 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and November 1. Weekday sessions will be from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; weekend sessions are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Tues/Thu sessions will be at the Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse. Sat/Sun sessions will be at Discovery Park (Seattle).
Total cost for the Wilderness First Responder Course is $500 for members, $600 for non-members. To register online, visit the Activity Search section of The Mountaineers website.