Wilderness First Responder


Wilderness EMT Credential

This comprehensive four-week program of classroom education, practical skills, scenarios and full-scale mock rescues prepares the student to test for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Wilderness EMT. This program fulfills all DOT requirements for certification as a basic EMT. Successful completion of both courses and both written and practical examinations will certify the student as a National Registry of EMT's Basic EMT, and Wilderness EMT. Prerequisite: Acceptance by Wilderness Medicine Institute, WMI of NOLS.


Program Requirements Credits
HLED2010Wilderness First Responder4
HLED2015Wilderness EMT5
Total 9


Wilderness First Responder Credential

This program is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with medical emergencies in remote settings. The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making. Certifications upon successful completion include: Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) Wilderness First Responder and adult and child CPR. All levels of prior training are welcome. Prerequisite: Acceptance by WMI of NOLS.

Program Requirements Credits
HLED2010Wilderness First Responder4
Total 4

Outdoor Education


Environmental Science
and Leadership



Darran Wells
(307) 855-2063
Email: Outdoor Education



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