WFA is a three day (27 hour) certification. This course introduces basic concepts in patient assessment, major/minor trauma, allergies and toxins, splinting extremities and more. The majority of the time will be spent with hands on learning along with a variety of lectures that cover basic anatomy and physiology. This course is designed to meet the needs of the recreationalist or day trip leader with access to cell service.
Wilderness First Responder
The WFR is a nine day (80 hour) course that is designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoor educators, guides, expedition leaders, and instructors. It is the outdoor industries standard for wilderness medicine. This course is perfect for the individual who is traveling in remote environments without cell phone coverage. Students will learn how to prevent, assess, treat, and stabilize a patient for a prolonged period of time.
Wilderness First Responder Recertification
The WFR-Recert is a three day (27 hour) course that recertifies your Wilderness First Responder certification. Students must possess a current WFR certification from an accredited organization. A Wilderness First Aid can also fulfill this requirement after completing an online exam.
Flathead Wilderness Medicine offers all of the above courses in a hybrid format where students will do the lecture content at home. After successful completion of the independent study, students will come to class and complete their course through the practical session. Visit WMTC Course Descriptions for a detailed description about the hybrid course and if it is the right course for you.