This is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.
The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for 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.
This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMI Adult & Child CPR is included in this course.
- This is an 80-hour class. The class will meet each day from 8:00AM to 5:00PM and there will be two evening sessions and one full day off in the middle of the course. Further details of the class schedule (which days will have evening sessions, and the day off,) will be discussed by the instructor with the class on the first day.
- When class is full you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist. Please include your name, preferred daytime phone contact and email address.
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- Hourly parking is available in front of the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area for a prepaid fee of $1 per hour. The parking meter accepts coins, small bills (up to $20), and credit cards. Additional paid parking is available at the Botanical Gardens parking lot a 1/2 mile east of Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area on Centennial.
You will need: a large day pack with multiple layers, water bottle, waterproof tops and bottoms, sturdy boots, head lamp or flashlight and a watch with a second hand. A 4-hour evening, outdoor mock rescue is part of the curriculum, so please dress accordingly.
Students are required to attend all class sessions and field exercises. Review of missed curriculum or examinations is the student’s responsibility. Absences may result in a student not receiving a certification. Limited absences for family or medical concerns can sometimes be accommodated. Contact the WMI office for more information or speak with the WMI instructors on site.
NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON SITE
WMI is proud to be a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited organization. Current EMTs are eligible to receive 70 CEU hours for their Wilderness First Responder courses. Please bring a photocopy of your current EMT card(s) with you to your course.
2. If you are unable to participate due to injury or illness, you must submit a written request for a transfer or a credit along with a doctor’s note. No refunds will be issued! Requests will be reviewed by management and if a transfer or a credit is issued it will be minus the $25.00 registration fee.
3. If we cancel an activity due to insufficient sign-ups, inclement weather, or other unforeseeable circumstances, you can transfer to another available activity of equal value or receive a full refund or a credit including the $25.00 registration fee.
4. All other refund requests must be submitted in writing, and will be reviewed by the management with no guarantee of receiving a Credit, Transfer or Refund.
5. Credits are not redeemable for a refund at a later date. They remain valid for 6 months and are good toward any activity at Cal Adventures. You may transfer the credit to another individual by submitting a written request to our offices.