Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
It is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.
Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Upon registering, you will also need to submit the registration which contains health forms and waivers. No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.
15:1 Student:Instructor Ratio
2:1 Student:Equipment Ratio
80 Hour Class
INDIVIDUALS NEEDING WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER FOR EMPLOYMENT OR TO GET STARTED IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD:
Travel Guides Nursing Students Outdoor Recreation College Students Military Members
3-4 semester credits are available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
- This course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). More info…
- Active members of the Wilderness Medical Society may earn up to 55 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). There is an additional fee of $15 for students requesting these credits. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details. More info…
- This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license. More info…
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID
Individuals fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English may be eligible to receive a full scholarship. We accept AmeriCorps awards for the WFR with college credit. WMI can process Veterans Benefits for WFR courses in Wyoming.