We are excited to be offering Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR-R) with Backcountry Pulse this fall!
The WFR course is best for individuals who are outdoor instructors and guides, backcountry rangers, or wilderness therapy leaders volunteering or working multi-day to multi-week wilderness trips where medical/extrication equipment is limited, communication methods are spotty, weather and terrain are varied, and medical/rescue support is delayed.
WFR courses focus on:
- Rescuer, patient, bystander wellbeing and protection
- Risk mitigation for the environment and activity
- Ongoing management for environmental threats
- Spinal stabilization and patient packaging
- Patient physical exam and patient history
- Recognition of life threats and stabilization of emergencies
- Signs/symptoms of medical, traumatic, environmental illnesses and injuries
- Initiation of appropriate treatments based on assessment
- Patient monitoring and vital sign patterns
- Clear/concise verbal report and written documentation
- Planning, appropriate evacuation methods and patient handoffs
WFR (80 hr training) dates are November 30 – December 12. The course will begin with an evening online session November 30 and take place in-person on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4–5 and 11–12 with weekday and online offerings between the weekends to complete the 80 hour full WFR.
WFR-R (24 hr training) dates are October 16–17 for two field-days of the 3-day hybrid WFR Recertification. Additional self-paced online portion required prior to the class.
Visit cmc.org/Calendar to see all available WFR, WFR-R, and WFA classes that we have available.