Wilderness First Responder

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

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

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.


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered

Day and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

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

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning


Approximately $360 for contractor-supplied materials