WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
Would you know what to do in an emergency? Would your friends?
The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFR is 80 hours long (8 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included. This course is extremely hands-on, you will be learning and practicing in real time scenarios with instant instructor feedback, suggestions and critique.
This class will be held in China Camp State Park, about 30 minutes drive north of downtown San Francisco.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes, your WFR certification is good for 3 years. Certification is based on successful completion of the course in its entirety. All candidates are required to participate in 100% of the course. Final assessment includes written and practical exams of each student's skills.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
SOLO Wilderness First Responder Instructor; camping fees; course books; meals are included if you register for the meal program (please specify dietary restrictions when registering).
WHAT TO BRING:
Your gear should include what you'd need for a multi-day backpacking trip, including sleeping pads, trekking poles, weather appropriate clothing. There are hot showers at the campsite (bring plenty of quarters); towel; toiletries. Follow our pack list link for a more detailed description of what should be in your pack.
This class runs for 8 consecutive days, beginning April 12 and finishing on April 19th. Class will begin at 8:00 AM each day and conclude at 6:00 PM each evening.
If you've chosen the option with meals, please be sure to make a note during the registration process of any dietary restrictions/allergies you have. We do try to accommodate most dietary restrictions, however, vegans or anyone who keeps kosher should plan to cook their own food with their own cooking equipment.
China Camp State Park is located in San Rafael, CA at 101 Peacock Gap Trail. You will park in the main parking area, near the campsites. Our campsite is a walk-in, tent only site, about 5 minutes walk from the parking lot.
- If the trip you'd like to reserve is out of stock, please follow this link and put yourself on the wait list. If a spot opens up, we'll notify you immediately.