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About the Wilderness first responder
The 76-hour Wilderness First Responder course is the industry standard for people who may have to respond to medical emergencies in remote environments. More information.
What topics are covered?
Topics in the 76-hour class include: patient assessment, how to provide long-term care with limited resources, the decision of when to call for more help, and treatments such as splinting, wound care and managing spine injuries. The course schedule includes classroom time, as well as extensive hands-on skills practice through medical scenarios and labs. The WFR course does include an in-depth final scenario as well as a written exam.
Pre-Requisites and Certification Information
- Participants must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the course.
- LWM Wilderness First Responder certifications are valid for two years from the date of successful course completion. There is a one year grace period following the two year certification period during which the cardholder can recertify. The certification is not valid during the grace period.
- CPR is included as part of the WFR curriculum. This certification is valid for two years
- EMTs seeking a wilderness upgrade to their certification must present their current EMT certification at the start of the course.
- The LWM Wilderness First Responder training meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and is an accepted Wilderness First Aid provider of the Boy Scouts of America.
- LWM's certification is nationally recognized and, with training officer approval, can be used for NREMT continuing education.
- Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits are available after participation in the WFR course.
Please read and review LWM's Course Policies, including attendance and cancellation, prior to enrolling. Enrollment does require your acknowledgment and acceptance of these policies.