Wilderness First Responder Course
The nationally recognized standard in wilderness medicine education
Wilderness First Responder courses provide students with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and mock emergency scenarios. Wilderness First Responder courses are sponsored by Channel Islands Outfitters and instructed by the National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) WIlderness Medicine Institute.
Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.
Amenities: Campsite & entrance fees are included in the price. This is for group camping only, for an additional cost: cabin, yurt, and other housing is available MORE DETAILS. There are restrooms and showers a short walk from our camping area (Mohawk Shores). While there is a general store at the lake for basic needs, a full grocery store is available about 12 miles away. For more information, feel free to call.
College Credit: 3-4 semester credits are available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities. This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.
Scholarship and Financial Aid: Individuals fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English may be eligible to receive a full scholarship. We accept AmeriCorps awards for the WFR with college credit. WMI can process Veterans Benefits for WFR courses in Wyoming.