The Gold Standard For Outdoor Professionals


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is a nationally recognized certification that includes standards for both urban settings and remote locations. WFR has become a requirement by most outfitters employing backcountry guides, cycling guides and some ski patrols. 

In addition to the basics, you'll learn about wound management and infection, fracture realignment and dislocation reduction, environmental emergencies, improvised splinting techniques, patient reassessment, long-term patient management, wilderness medication protocols and wilderness CPR protocols.

Our WFR course is heavy on prevention and decision-making, and designed to teach you the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Fully half your time will be spent practicing hands-on skills, reviewing case studies, and running realistic scenarios designed to challenge you and develop your decision making abilities.

This course includes American Heart Association CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.




Must be 18 years of age.


8 days

80 contact hours


Wilderness First Responder - valid 3 years

CPR (BLS-HCP) - valid 2 years

Completion & Grading

Successful completion of this course is based upon 100% attendance, as well as satisfactory performance on quizzes, demonstrated proficiency in psychomotor skills, and a grade of >80 on the final test. Remote EMS will make reasonable accommodations for students with special needs.

Course Materials Included

Textbook, workbook, notebook, pencils, handouts, medical supplies, CPR and scenario simulation training aids, completion certificates and cards. 

No Lodging Or Meals Included

This course takes place outdoors and under primitive conditions. Students must be prepared and equipped to prepare meals, eat, sleep, camp, and stay warm and dry in appropriate seasonal weather conditions. If you are new to outdoor recreation or uncertain what that means, please review our suggested gear list and contact us if you have any questions. Except for one evening cookout, no meals are included in this course and students are individually responsible for all personal food items.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Any student who in the opinion of the lead instructor is suspected of being intoxicated will be summarily dismissed and forfeit all costs associated with this course.

Do It Now

Take the first step toward earning your  Wilderness First Responder certification with Remote EMS!