Wilderness First Responder (WFR) - Seattle - 2024

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Responder

The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) course combines 20-30 hours of online coursework with five days of onsite training to provide intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a “hybrid” Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course with a mix of online and in-person activities.  It combines 20-30 hours of self-paced online coursework with five days of onsite training to provide intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting.

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification is considered the minimum standard for outdoor professionals working as guides, trip leaders, and outdoor educators; the course is also recommended for individual adventurers venturing beyond the realm of quick and easy 911 access.

Key Topics Covered:  WFR covers legal considerations, patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, and altered mental states. The course curriculum also educates students on how to successfully manage shock, head injuries, wounds, infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, cold and heat emergencies, and more.

Instruction is provided by our training partner Remote Medical Training (RMT).  Upon successful completion students will receive  Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR (Emergency Safety Care Institute) certificates from RMT.  Certificates are typically awarded within a week after the course ends.

This course does not include the NREMT Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification.

Course Format and Schedule

The course consist of two parts:  20-30 hours of self-paced online coursework followed by five days of onsite training.

Part 1: Online Training.  Self-study materials will be provided by RMT on approximately April 17, giving students about 4 weeks to complete the online training before the in-person training begins. Adequate progress must be confirmed (through check-ins and quizzes) prior to starting the in-class portion.  As per our contract with RMT, we are unable to issue a refund after the self-study links are sent.

Part 2: Onsite Training.  The in-person part of the class consists of five full days of hands-on training lasting Wednesday through Sunday from 8am - 5pm, plus an evening session  on Saturday from 6pm - 10pm.

  • Wednesday, May 15: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday, May 16: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday, May 17: 8am - 5pm
  • Saturday, May 18: 8am - 5pm and 6pm - 10pm
  • Sunday, May 19: 8am - 5pm

This is a non-residential course.  Students are responsible for their own food and lodging.

As per our contract with RMT, we are unable to issue any refunds after the self-study links are sent.

As per our contract with RMT, classes with fewer than 15 students may have to be cancelled.

COURSE LOCATION

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA (map).

Additional evening location may be nearby rather than immediately onsite; exact location and meeting time will be specified during class. 

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Hybrid WFR In-Person Training
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 15, 2024 -
Sun, May 19, 2024
Registration closes Apr 10
18 participants
Roster
Course Materials

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