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Wilderness First Responder

During the summer, we partner with Wilderness Medical Associates International and Viristar and host a 5-day Wilderness First Responder course. Participants from around the country and within our island community gather at our school to complete this intensive course together.

The Wilderness First Responder course is essential if you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. This course is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. During this fast-paced, engaging course, you will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue.

Program Costs for 2022

  • Tuition: $700
  • Recertification: $400 (Recertification options are available for those with a valid, current, and accepted WFR certification. Recertification includes 3 days attendance at the course. Day 1, Day 5 and one additional day of your choice. If you wish to attend all five days, please enroll for the full course.)
  • Accommodation is available for $200/person for the night before through to the last day. A kitchen is available in the building for personal use. No meals/snacks provided.

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