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Wilderness First Responder

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Registration for the January 2024 session of Wilderness First Responder Training is now closed. Email train@gcc.mass.edu with any questions. 

The next session of Wilderness First Responder Training  will take place from January 9th, 2024 to January 18th, 2024, 8am to 5pm. This is a fully in person training.

Trains students to the nationally recognized standards of emergency medical care in remote backcountry environments for certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders, guides, camp counselors, rangers, and ski patrollers. Topics include environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, response and assessment, and rescue basics. The course includes classroom lessons and in-the-field hands-on experience and practice with simulated wilderness emergencies. Successful completion of the course will include WFR and CPR certifications. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for hours at a time in a partially forested environment in winter conditions with sub-freezing temperatures. Off-campus field trips.

All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

All outdoor adventure education courses require submission of a Health History & Physical Exam Attestation Form prior to registration.

All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Trains students to the nationally recognized standards of emergency medical care in remote backcountry environments for certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders, guides, camp counselors, rangers, and ski patrollers.

Successful course completion will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Adult, Child, Infant CPR & Airway Management
  • Epinephrine Auto-injector
1.5 weeks
60 hours

$925.00

Not currently offered — pre-register and we'll let you know as soon as this class is available, or book a training to arrange custom dates for your team!
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