Wilderness First Responder

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Summer 2017 (Second Session)
Day and Weekend
Credits per quarter

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, trip leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. This program emphasizes a variety of problems that might be encountered in a wilderness setting. While the focus remains on expedition medicine, the information and skills learned in the WFR can be directly applied to other emergency medical situations where ambulances and advanced medical care are not available, such as disaster relief and international travel. This is a hands-on program that utilizes both the classroom and outdoors to teach effective patient care. At least 50% of the course will take place outside in a variety of environmental conditions, so students should be able to walk for 1/2 hour with a backpack and lift 50 lbs. Students who successfully complete the course will receive nationally recognized WFR and CPR certification from the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. This is a nine-day intensive course with pre-course reading assignments.

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.

Approximately $360 for contractor-supplied materials


Must be able to lift 50lbs and hike with a pack for 1/2 hour.

Scheduled for: Day and Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Class meets from 8 am to 6 pm every day (including weekends), Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 20, 2017