Portland Wilderness First Responder: Full Course and Recert

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Wilderness First Responder Certification

The Wilderness First Repsonder certification course is standard for guides, professionals and educators in remote locations. It is an outdoor safety course that trains participants to respond to emergencies in wilderness settings.

Wilderness First Responder training allows you to manage medical issues in isolated environments over a short and long-term basis if required.

Compare Our Wilderness First Responder certification course is completed in 8-days.

Recertification Do you need to recertify your Wilderness First Responder certification? We also offer the 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field. You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of at least 70 hours to recertify through a WFR Recertification course.

WFR, 8-days No prerequisite required for this course.
WFR Recert, 2-days Prerequisite of successful completion of Wilderness First Responder.

Wilderness First Responder


All classes are fairly intensive. Typically running 8 to 12 hours per day


You can pay in full or reserve a space with a non-refundable 50% deposit. Payment in full is due 2-weeks prior to the program start date.


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Wilderness First Responder Certification includes...

Wilderness First Responder curriculum with Wilderness Medical Associates is comprehensive and current and considered one of the best in the world. It includes...

  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols
  • Identification of medical emergencies and risk management
  • General principles of Wilderness and Rescue pratices focusing on prevention
  • Patient assessment and emergency care
  • CPR, basic Life support
  • Emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma
  • Altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins
  • Backcountry Medicine including common medical problems
  • Unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, fractures, and dislocations.
  • Wound management, burns and blisters.
  • Litter packaging
  • Preparing your own medical kit
  • Patient Carries
  • Backcountry Medicine
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