Wilderness First Responder

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The next Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course will run from Jan. 6, 2023 through Jan. 15, 2023.

This ten-day course 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.

Learn more at www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-responder-WFR/

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 required per the College's vaccine policy.
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.

Students will be trained to the nationally recognized standards of emergency medical care in remote backcountry environments for certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

Successful completion of the course will include WFR and CPR certifications.

1.5 weeks
80 hours
Next Session:

$795.00

Payment Options



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