Wilderness First Responder

Overview

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is specifically designed to provide students with the tools they need to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. SROM hosts a WFR course taught by Wilderness Medicine Training Center, an internationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. Certification as a WFR is the gold standard in the outdoor industry and is becoming a common prerequisite for employment with outdoor education and wilderness adventure organizations. If you are a wilderness professional, missionary, youth pastor, or an employee that works in remote areas, this course is for you. This 9-day, 80-hour WFR course could be one of the best decisions you make in order to handle critical medical situation.

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Description

The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for wilderness, urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists. Half of your time will be spent practicing your skills in hands-on case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMTC Adult & Child CPR is included in this course. The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Itinerary

Students meet at SROM’s headquarters in Laramie, Wyoming, and from there travel to Table in the Wilderness, where the 9-day intensive course will take place. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for wilderness, urban, and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies.Emphasis is placed on prevention and real-time decision-making, not the memorization of lists.Half of your time will be spent practicing your skills in hands-on case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMTC Adult & Child CPR is included in this course. The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

 

Wilderness First Responder Re-certification

The Wilderness Medicine Training Center Inc will be running an open enrollment WFR Re-certification course for 2019

Requirements: a current (i.e. not expired) WFR certification and proof of such

Cost: $300 per person

Dates: June 2019 (exact dates TBD based on interest)

Location: Laramie, WY

Food & Lodging: Not provided

Participants need a day pack, a small first aid kit, and gear to be outside in June. Any other gear or things you typically bring with you into the back country can be brought and used for learning and practice. Re-certification through WMTC is a 3 year WFR certification. Participants who acquire this certification must re-certify prior to the expiration date as there is no grace period.

*Email support@srom.org for enrollment information and registration.

Course Details

  • Location: Centennial, WY
  • Age: 18+
  • Tuition (per person): $1000

Select a Date and Come Join Us!

2019 Jun 05 – Jun 13

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a permittee of Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks; and Medicine Bow/Routt and Bridger-Teton National Forests. SROM is an equal opportunity service provider.
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