New Wilderness First Responder Certification Courses - April-December 2019

Hoping to travel further into the backcountry, but worried about risk management? Want to build your skills and make yourself an asset to an outdoor team? Take one of our Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses to earn your certification.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
April 23, 2019

Develop new skills or brush up existing ones with one of our Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses! We offer both certification and recertification courses to help you know how to handle emergencies in the backcountry with competence and confidence. If you've already taken one of our Alpine First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, or MOFA courses, we invite you to take your skills to the next level with a WFR Course, earning you a  Wilderness First Responder Badge. Offered in partnership with Remote Medical International (RMI), these in-depth and high quality courses will bring added security and peace of mind to your outdoor adventures.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification

The WFR certification is considered the minimum standard for outdoor professionals working as guides, trip leaders, and outdoor educators. The course is also recommended for individuals venturing beyond the realm of quick and easy 911 access.

The course is a 10-day training that provides intermediate medical skills for remote environments. Through 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.

A WFR certification is valid for two years after completing the course. Students with a two-year certification term from Remote Medical International have a one-year grace period to recertify. During the grace period, students are are not considered valid providers.

Upcoming Courses 

MAY 31-JUN 9

DEC 11-DEC 15


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification

If you already have a WFR certification and need to recertify, The Mountaineers hosts a Wilderness First Responder Recertification course as well. This is a 3-day course also taught by Remote Medical International, and is intended for individuals holding current (or within grace period) Wilderness First Responder/W-EMT (wilderness portion only) credentials in need of a renewal. 

UPCOMING COURSES 

April 26-28

November 15-17

 


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