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This is a hybrid Wilderness First Responder course that requires home study and successful completion of online tests in order to attend a 5-day practical session at the University of Washington's Seattle campus 2/17-2/25/18.

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02/17/18
-02/25/18
8 AM - 6 PMGarrett Genereux


This standard Wilderness First Responder course is sponsored by Alderleaf Wilderness College and held at their campus in Monroe, Washington 3/1-3/11/18.

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03/01/18
-03/11/18
8 AM - 6 PMJason Knight


An excellent introduction to wilderness medicine, this standard course is 3 days, and incorporates traditional lecture with hands-on simulations and skill demonstrations. While a standalone course, it can also be used to recertify a Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness EMT (WEMT) certification with successful completion of an online recertification exam.

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03/09/18
-03/11/18
8 AM - 6 PMBrian Puccerella


Learn the skills of a Wilderness First Responder in the unique outdoor environment of the Texas Tech University Center, located along the banks of the South Llano River near Junction, TX. Lecture and skill demonstrations prepare participants for scenario-based simulations which reinforce concepts of diagnosis and treatment based on a mechanism of injury and related environmental factors. 

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03/10/18
-03/18/18
8 AM - 6 PMDavid Young


Wilderness First Responder. Course led by SOLO instructor. 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. Study of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies and survival skills, soft tissue injuries and medical emergencies. More advanced than Wilderness First Aid. See website below for more information.

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03/10/18
-03/18/18
All Day Kaitlin Pope


8 day Wilderness First Responder Course through Wilderness Medicine Associates hosted by George Mason University. $695 for non-Mason and $575 for Mason faculty/staff/students/alumni.

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03/10/18
-03/17/18
8AM - 5PMEmily Cissell




You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for any organization taking people into remote environments, whether close to home or across the globe.

In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization’s risk management practices. You will identify your program’s strengths and areas for growth. You will also learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your program.

OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS TO YOUR PROGRAM
  • Learn a structured approach to designing a risk management plan.
  • Analyze your approach to risk oversight, curriculum, staff hiring and training, field support services, and emergency planning.
  • Participate in exercises to help you evaluate your approach to staffing, contracting, and serious incident response.

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03/13/18
-03/14/18
9 AM to 6 PM each dayGabi Jackson


The College of Idaho is hosting the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) for a Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness EMT hybrid course this spring! Practical dates are March 17-21, 2018. Online portion must be completed before then. WMTC’s hybrid distance learning project (DLP) Wilderness First Responder course requires completion of our home study program and four online exams prior to attending a five day practical session. Our DLP Wilderness First Responder is designed for students who are able to study the didactic material on their own using: our field manual, “the Wilderness Medicine Handbook” and the course web site. Access to a computer and the internet are mandatory; broadband/high speed access is required. If you like self-study, are disciplined, computer literate, and have limited time to attend a practical session, then a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder is your best choice.
 
Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for wilderness medical training and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Course topics include, but are not limited to: trauma: wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques; environmental: allergies, hypo & hyperthermia; medical: gastrointestinal, infections, cardiac and respiratory conditions, patient monitoring and long-term management and care. Current EMTs can also register for our WEMT module to upgrade their urban EMT to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT); while the practical session is the same for both WFRs and WEMTs, the WEMT website and tests contain more detailed anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and WEMTs are held to a higher level of mastery during the practical session.
 
Cost: $650. Online course materials sent after registration. Please contact Genny Gerke at ggerke@collegeofidaho.edu or 208-459-5216 to register or for more information.

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03/17/18
-03/21/18
8am - 6pmGenny Gerke


This is a hybrid course format, requiring pre-course study and testing in advance of a 2-day, hands-on practical session hosted by the University of Colorado, SOLE program.

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03/24/18
-03/25/18
8 AM - 6 PMChris Ertman


This hybrid Wilderness First Responder course requires home study and successful completion of online tests in order to attend the 5-day practical session held at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT 3/30-4/3/18.

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03/30/18
-04/03/18
8 AM - 6 PMTiana White


This hybrid Wilderness First Responder course features a home study component and a shorter, 5-day practical session that focuses on skill application and review. Students receive access to an interactive course website and the WMTC Wilderness Medicine Handbook to study for and pass a set of online tests. Students must successfully complete the online exam(s) in order to attend the practical session, which is held at the Washington Alpine Club's cabin at Snoqualmie Pass, WA. Individuals with current EMT status have the option to upgrade to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT) certification. WFR & WEMT students will receive different online exams, but will attend the same practical session.

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03/30/18
-04/08/18
8 AM - 6 PMJoel Reid


This 3-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification course is instructed by the Wilderness MedicineTraining Center on The Evergreen State College campus. It may also be used to recertify current WAFA, WFR, & WEMT certifications. To recertify you will need to pay an additional $25 testing fee. Course fee is $270 for non-students and includes CPR/AED certification.

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03/30/18
-04/01/18
All daySam Hensold


Standard, 3-day Wilderness First Aid course which includes Adult and Child Wilderness CPR (WCPR) certification. Those seeking to recertify a WFR or WEMT certification may do so using this course by taking and passing an online recertification exam.

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03/31/18
-04/02/18
8 AM - 6 PMDerek Gavelis


Sponsored by Gonzaga Outdoors, this hybrid course incorporates home study, where participants can learn at their pace with access to an interactive course website to help prepare for and complete an online exam prior to attending the 2-day, hands-on practical session over a weekend at the Gonzaga campus in downtown Spokane.

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04/07/18
-04/08/18
8 AM - 6 PMDave Gilbert


Develop your skills as a first responder during this 9-day course hosted by the Northwest Outward Bound School at their Odin Falls basecamp. With desert, rock and river terrain, the rescue scenarios come to life. 

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04/10/18
-04/18/18
8 AM - 6 PMAnne Morrison


ROCK at the RED is a brand new Regional Outdoor Conference in Kentucky at the famous Red River Gorge.  This conference is focused on offering students the opportunity to develop through professional presentations, workshops and clinics while establishing positive relationships and opportunities to try new outdoor activities. University Outdoor Programs from not only Kentucky, but all over are welcome to attend this conference.    

Registration will be open November 13th and closing after April 13th to allow participants to register the day of the event. 
 

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04/13/18
-04/15/18
All DayTommy Willis


If you need to renew your certification or would like to brush up on your skills, take advantage of this refresher course with Cascade Outdoor Education. An interactive course website lets you focus on what you need to review in your time, and an online exam tests your knowlege prior to the 2-day onsite practical portion, where you can focus on practicing your skills in hands-on simulations.

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04/14/18
-04/15/18
8 AM - 6 PMJoel Reid




You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for any organization taking people into remote environments, whether close to home or across the globe.

In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization’s risk management practices. You will identify your program’s strengths and areas for growth. You will also learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your program.

OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS TO YOUR PROGRAM
  • Learn a structured approach to designing a risk management plan.
  • Analyze your approach to risk oversight, curriculum, staff hiring and training, field support services, and emergency planning.
  • Participate in exercises to help you evaluate your approach to staffing, contracting, and serious incident response.
ASSESS YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT HERE.

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04/17/18
-04/18/18
8 AM to 5 PM each dayGabi Jackson


Need a refresher on your wilderness medicine skills? Whether you are currently certified and simply want to keep your skills up, or you need to renew a WFR or WEMT certification before it expires, this 3-day recertification course offered through Southwest Rescue will get you up to speed.

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04/20/18
-04/22/18
8 AM - 6 PMAaron Ball


Need a refresher on your wilderness medicine skills? Whether you are currently certified and simply want to keep your skills up, or you need to renew a WFR or WEMT certification before it expires, this hybrid recertification course offered through Western Washington University will get you up to speed. Participants will be granted access to online course materials for home study and must successfully complete online exams prior to the 2-day practical session.

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04/21/18
-04/22/18
8 AM - 6 PMPatrick Corbett


Coastal Canoeists, Virginia's largest family oriented paddling club, is hosting a beginner - intermediate based downriver paddling race for universities through the American Canoe Association as part of the Collegiate Competition Series. Race is a on a class II stretch of river that is appropriate for all levels of kayakers and canoeists. The categories are broken down into men and women's classes in: OC1 - Solo Canoe, OC2 - Tandem Canoe, K1 Long - Kayaks from 11' to 13'2", K1 Short - Kayaks up to 11', and a relay race consisting of 2 legs of OC2 and 2 legs of K1.

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04/21/188am - 5Jon Guy Owens


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