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Wilderness Advanced First Aid

For
People who want a bit more than our WFA has to offer or or those who expect to deal with potentially spine-injured patients. Keep in mind that the majority of our WAFA graduates come back to take a full Wilderness First Responder course. If you have the time, you might want to go that route.

Description
Our standard WAFA is 5-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WAFA is only 3-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend. Either course
may be used to recertify current WFR & WEMT certifications.
Graduates from approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify with us if they are currently certified OR in their grace period; click here for a list of currently approved providers. If you are interested in a hybrid WAFA please visit the hybrid WAFA website's homepage for course details and read the blog article Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

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8/29/2019
-9/2/2019
All dayErick Van Til


Sign up for the 2019 AORE Campus Challenge for your chance to win an Osprey backpack! Learn more at aorecampuschallenge.org!

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9/3/2019
-9/15/2019
 


We encourage those interested in this webinar to register (FREE) as it will be recorded. Even if you cannot join us live, we'll send the recording to all registrants within one (1) week of the live webinar.

Register now and save this to your calendar!

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9/5/201912:00 PMNational Office


Wilderness First Responder

For

Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend. Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included.
 

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9/7/2019
-9/15/2019
All dayPaul Nicolazzo




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

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9/10/2019
-9/11/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


Sign up any time, download the app, and post your outdoor activities for a chance to rack up points and win prizes from our awesome sponsors! Learn more about the AORE Campus Challenge at aorecampuschallenge.org!

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9/16/2019
-10/13/2019
 


Wilderness First Responder

For

Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend. Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included.
 

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9/16/2019
-9/24/2019
All dayJoel Reid


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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9/21/2019
-9/22/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Chicago


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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9/21/2019
-9/22/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Portland


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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9/21/2019
-9/22/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - San Francisco Bay Area


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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9/21/2019
-9/22/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Seattle


Wilderness First Aid

For

Our Wilderness First Aid course may be the best choice for weekend campers, people taking day hikes within cell phone coverage, and those who are just looking for basic instruction. If you like it and want more, you can always come back later and take a longer, more intensive course. Our WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Description
Our standard WFA is 3-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFA is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend.

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9/27/2019
-9/29/2019
All dayPaul Nicolazzo


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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9/28/2019
-9/29/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Los Angeles


This 9-day standard course is taught at the Outward Bound basecamp in Midpines, which is nestled in the woodland foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The amenities of the basecamp combined with the remote feel and wild terrain make for an ideal site for taking a Wilderness Medicine course.

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10/3/2019
-10/11/2019
All dayLindsay Blake


Wilderness First Aid

For

Our Wilderness First Aid course may be the best choice for weekend campers, people taking day hikes within cell phone coverage, and those who are just looking for basic instruction. If you like it and want more, you can always come back later and take a longer, more intensive course. Our WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Description
Our standard WFA is 3-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFA is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend. Either course may be used to recertify current WMTC WAFA, WFR, & WEMT certifications.
 

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10/4/2019
-10/6/2019
All dayAnne Morrison


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
10/5/2019
-10/6/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Atlanta


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
10/5/2019
-10/6/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Washington DC Area


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.
While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).
NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
10/5/2019
-10/6/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Denver


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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10/12/2019
-10/13/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Raleigh|Durham|Cary|Greensb


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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10/19/2019
-10/20/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Northern New England


 

Whitewater Rescue Technician training is required for individuals looking to become river professionals, such as raft guides or safety kayakers. This certification is essential for these outdoor professionals as it addresses all major aspects of water rescue and provides a standardization of training on topics including rescue techniques, training standards, operational policies, safety guidelines and professional rescue qualifications.

Topics covered in this course include rescue introduction philosophy, size-up at a water rescue, the rules of swift water rescue, search in a water rescue incident, self-rescue and personal safety, hydrology and river dynamics, personal and team equipment, water rescue skills and techniques overview, rope rescue skills and techniques, advanced techniques and high risk scenarios, and medical considerations. 

The training will take place on the Pacuare, Sarapiquí, and/or Pejibaye River.

You can sign up to this as part of our Coast to Coast Expedition.

For more information on this course, see our catalog or visit www.outwardboundcostarica.org/course/coast-to-coast-expedition/


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10/23/2019
-10/26/2019
All DayAliza G


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

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10/26/2019
-10/27/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Twin Cities




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

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10/29/2019
-10/30/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


 

The core objective of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is to offer an outstanding educational experience to help you mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places. 

Attend the WRMC to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the outdoor adventure and education industries.

The WRMC is presented by NOLS in partnership with Outward BoundStudent Conservation Association, and the members of the WRMC Steering Committee.


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10/30/2019
-11/1/2019
Starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, ends at 9 p.m on FridayWRMC Staff


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
11/2/2019
-11/3/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - New York


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
11/2/2019
-11/3/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Phoenix


You're ready to go deeper into the outdoors--but it takes more than luck to get home safely.

While risks can't be eliminated from the wilderness, they can be managed for safer adventures. In this 2-day classroom course, a NOLS instructor will teach you the necessary skills for trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities. When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you're able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite all your preparation, having handrails and emergency plans sets you up for an effective response. Appropriate for all experience levels, this course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads or none at all, etc.).

NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and has been managing risks in remote corners of the globe for over 50 years.

more info...
11/9/2019
-11/10/2019
9:00am - 5:00pm DailyREI Outdoor Programs - Austin




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In a NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.
Prepare to manage uncertainty. Sign up today!

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11/11/2019
-11/12/2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each dayNOLS Risk Services


AORE partners with AEE for the 2019 Annual Conference! This collaboration includes broadening collaboration within the fields of experiential education and outdoor recreation, creating higher-quality educational opportunities, building professional skills and knowledge, strengthening professionalism within their memberships, broadening networking opportunities, leveraging both communities in advocacy and public policy efforts, and raising awareness of the value and impact of experiential education and outdoor education.

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11/13/2019
-11/15/2019
 AORE National Office


Who Is Wilderness First Aid (WFA) For?

Weekend base-campers, day-hikers (where there is cell phone coverage), and those looking for basic wilderness first aid instruction. Great introductory course for those considering more advanced training. This class can be used to partially fulfill a wilderness first responder recertification.


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11/15/2019
-11/17/2019
All dayDr. Kathy Whiteman


Our Wilderness First Aid course may be the best choice for weekend campers, people taking day hikes within cell phone coverage, and those who are just looking for basic instruction. If you like it and want more, you can always come back later and take a longer, more intensive course. Our WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

more info...
11/15/2019
-11/17/2019
All dayGarrett Genereux


Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field.

There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Prerequisites: You must possess a current WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR recertification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. WEMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Recertification: This course may be used to recertify Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a current WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. 

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12/6/2019
-12/8/2019
8:00 AM-5:00 PMJenna Walker


WFR is for...
Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

WFR Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend.
Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included. If you are interested in a hybrid WFR please visit the hybrid WFR website's homepage for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

WEMT is for...
Experienced medical practitioners who are acting as an expedition medic or trip leader; the course is only offered as a hybrid course. Participants must hold a current NREMT certification or state EMT license (basic, intermediate, or paramedic) with patient care experience to receive certification as a WEMT. Similar to a Wilderness First Responder, the Wilderness EMT course focuses on assessment and treatment of traumatic, environmental, and medical emergencies in a wilderness environment. Labs teach field assessment and treatment skills. Lecture during the practical session is brief and focused on answering questions raised during simulations and case study reviews. While the focus remains on expedition medicine, the skills taught during our WEMT course may be applied directly to situations where prolonged EMS transport is unavoidable e.g.: disaster relief, SAR, rural EMS calls, etc.

WEMT Description
The practical session of our hybrid WEMT course is 5-days long and requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend.
Adult & Child WCPR/AED certification is included. If you are interested in a hybrid WEMT please visit the hybrid WEMT website's homepage for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

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1/2/2020
-1/6/2020
All dayPaul Nicolazzo


Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

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1/8/2020
-1/17/2020
All dayGarrett Genereux


This course is for...
Our WFR & WEMT graduates are encouraged to attend on a yearly basis to maintain and polish their skills. Prior to your course you should thoroughly review your original course materials; there is NOT enough time in a Recertification course to cover all the material presented in your original course...yet you are still responsible for knowing it. If you wish a more complete review of the WFR or WEMT curriculum, consider taking our DLP WFR or WEMT course. The course includes Adult & Child CPR /AED certification. WMTC certifications remain valid for a maximum of three years with no grace period: Check the expiration date on your card.

Graduates from approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify with us by successfully completing a Recertification course or by completing a Wilderness First Aid course and passing our online WFR & WEMT Recertification test if they are currently certified OR in their grace period. Click here for a list of currently approved providers.

Description
Our standard WFR & WEMT Recertification course is 3-days long; our hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam. If you are interested in a hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification please visit the hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course website's homepage for course details and read the blog article Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course. You may also recertify your WFR or WEMT by taking one of our Wilderness First Aid courses and passing the online WFR & WEMT Recertification exam.


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1/11/2020
-1/12/2020
All dayPaul Nicolazzo


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Our WFR & WEMT graduates are encouraged to attend on a yearly basis to maintain and polish their skills. Prior to your course you should thoroughly review your original course materials; there is NOT enough time in a Recertification course to cover all the material presented in your original course...yet you are still responsible for knowing it. If you wish a more complete review of the WFR or WEMT curriculum, consider taking our DLP WFR or WEMT course. The course includes Adult & Child CPR /AED certification. WMTC certifications remain valid for a maximum of three years with no grace period: Check the expiration date on your card.

Graduates from approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify with us by successfully completing a Recertification course or by completing a Wilderness First Aid course and passing our online WFR & WEMT Recertification test if they are currently certified OR in their grace period. Click here for a list of currently approved providers.

Description
Our standard WFR & WEMT Recertification course is 3-days long; our hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam.
If you are interested in a hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification please visit the hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course website's homepage for course details and read the blog article Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course. You may also recertify your WFR or WEMT by taking one of our Wilderness First Aid courses and passing the online WFR & WEMT Recertification exam.

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1/18/2020
-1/20/2020
All dayGarrett Genereux


WFR is for...
Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

WFR Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend.
Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included. If you are interested in a hybrid WFR please visit the hybrid WFR website's homepage for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

WEMT is for...
Experienced medical practitioners who are acting as an expedition medic or trip leader; the course is only offered as a hybrid course. Participants must hold a current NREMT certification or state EMT license (basic, intermediate, or paramedic) with patient care experience to receive certification as a WEMT. Similar to a Wilderness First Responder, the Wilderness EMT course focuses on assessment and treatment of traumatic, environmental, and medical emergencies in a wilderness environment. Labs teach field assessment and treatment skills. Lecture during the practical session is brief and focused on answering questions raised during simulations and case study reviews. While the focus remains on expedition medicine, the skills taught during our WEMT course may be applied directly to situations where prolonged EMS transport is unavoidable e.g.: disaster relief, SAR, rural EMS calls, etc.

WEMT Description
The practical session of our hybrid WEMT course is 5-days long and requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend.
Adult & Child WCPR/AED certification is included. If you are interested in a hybrid WEMT please visit the hybrid WEMT website's homepage for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

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1/20/2020
-1/24/2020
All dayPaul Nicolazzo


This course is for...
Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long. Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included. The 9-day WFR course classroom is in the Viking Union with complex simulations held in the campus arboretum, a short walk from the classroom.  For additional information on classroom specifics, lodging, camping, meals, & parking click here.

Nearest Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), or Bellingham International (BLI).

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3/22/2020
-3/30/2020
All dayPaul Nicolazzo


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