Licensed Training Company: AVH Global

Host: Voyageur Outward Bound School

Location: Voyageur Outward Bound School basecamp
Ely, MN 55731 - United States

Dates: 4/28/2023 - 5/5/2023

Course Description:

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the ideal medical training for outdoor educators, wilderness guides, members of the military, professional search and rescue teams, wildland firefighters, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The course provides essential training in wilderness medicine, leadership, and critical thinking for professionals and leaders working and traveling in outdoor, low-resource, and remote environments. The WFR curriculum is both comprehensive and practical and involves a minimum of 70 hours of instruction when taught in the United States (hours vary slightly in other countries). During the course, students learn the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. To earn certification, students must meet the criteria set forth in our Functional Position Description as well as the minimum WFR performance and testing standards by the last day of course. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Wilderness First Responder certification and certification of CPR taught to an equivalent health care provider level.

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Room and Board:

Food & rustic lodging included with tuition (you will need to bring sleeping bag, bed linens, pillow, and towel… it can be chilly this time of year!)

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  Instructor Name Location Certifications
Alice Henshaw NY, United States WEMT
Kate Batten MN, United States BHSc Paramedicine, NRP, AWLS, WFR