Wilderness First Responder

4.93 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

$650.00

WFR Mountaineers Member price: $600

NOTE: Mountaineers Member price is available to people who have an annual membership with the Mountaineers, which is verified upon registration. Individuals who are registering as “public” will need to become a “Guest Adult” member, which is free and instructions are available at www.mountaineers.org/membership.

Mountaineers 
Seattle, WA 

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Sale Unit: EA Item #: WFR6381 Category:
Please note that this course is scheduled by an external organization and cannot be purchased through this site

Description

Additional Information

Reviews (15)

Wilderness First Responder Description

The 80-hour Wilderness First Responder certification is considered the standard medical certification for guides, trip leaders, outdoor educators, and anyone working or playing in remote areas. RMI’s Wilderness First Responder emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. This training also provides a strong foundation for students to progress on to more advanced levels of training.

Our curriculum is developed based on recommendations from the Wilderness Medical Society combined with the collective experience of our remote-area paramedics. CPR for the Healthcare Provider is included in the course. Please note that food and lodging are not provided for WFR courses. 

Course Sponsor: The Mountaineers
Contact person: Andriana Fletcher
Contact phone: 206-521-6000
Location:
The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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Additional Information

External Registration

Yes

Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

5/26/2017

End Date

6/4/2017

Course Host

Seattle Mountaineers

Website

https://www.mountaineers.org/about/staff/committees/staff-first-aid-committee/course-templates/wilderness-first-responder-staff/wilderness-first-responder-staff-2017

Phone Number

(206) 521-6000

15 reviews for Wilderness First Responder

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Though the WFR class I took at western Washington University was a big class (~25 students) the three instructors did a great job of rotating and keeping the material engaging. The hands on scenarios were definitely the the best way to practice and really learn the skills of a first responder in the wilderness.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    The WFR program is absolutely, hands down, a necessity for any outdoor guide, leader, or enthusiast. At first I was hesitant to spend the money on one of these courses but as soon as the first day was concluded I was convinced that it was a good choice.
    The instructors were incredibly fun and entertaining. Some of the lectures got pretty long but it was always followed up with some hands on. Actually a lot of hands on. When I looked at the course schedule there was a lot of stuff I didn’t know, so I was concerned that there was going to be a lot of lecturing and not enough hands on. I was proven wrong on the first day!
    I took it in December in Seattle, WA which was when it was incredibly snowy, icy and cold. I figured that there is no better time to learn and test your skills than in a harsh environment.
    No doubt I would consider taking another course from Remote Medical. From what I heard from my instructors, I will soon be looking into taking one of the Remote EMT courses.
    I give these guys my full recommendation. Anyone looking for a basic or advanced first aid course, Remote Medical is the place to go.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The instructors were of the highest quality and showed a level of knowledge that impressed me. Organization of the material and scenarios was very helpful. I throughly enjoyed the experience.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I really enjoyed the WFR Course I took in Bellingham in December. It was taught by three enthusiastic instructors who each contributed with specific skill sets. The scenarios were set up well and the general atmosphere of the class was very positive. I was able to learn a lot.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    The instructor was amazing and very knowledgeable and it was tons of fun.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I had so much fun and learned so much. I would recommend this course to anyone. The instructor was so passionate and experienced, the 10 days flew by. Intense and unforgettable!

  7. 5 out of 5

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    I took this course in Seattle and feel very competent in applying the skills i gained from this course into a wilderness setting. I work in wilderness therapy; and, while my classmates were taking the course for a diverse assortment of outdoor applications, i felt as though my professors were attentive and adaptive to this. we ended up with a strong community of outdoor enthusiasts and industry professionals–who became friends by the end of the course! there was good energy and dynamic between the instructors.

  8. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent instructor, lots of hands-on activities, good printed resources, fun classmates and offered close to home. I’m a novice mountaineer and have young children. I took the class to be prepared (and feel like a responsible friend/spouse/parent) in the backcountry. I think the only “con” is the time and expense of the class. If you can swing that, then it’s definitely money well spent (and I paid out of pocket).

  9. 5 out of 5

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    The instructor was excellent which made the class even more enjoyable! Great, small class size, I gained and enormous amount of knowledge. If you are looking for a WFR course I would highly recommend Remote Medical International and their instructors!

  10. 4 out of 5

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    I just completed a Wilderness First Responder course with Remote Medical International. I felt that the course was extremely informative and practical. I would recommend this course to anyone that aspires to travel off the beaten path. -Thanks RMI!

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Great class, i really learned a lot and enjoyed it. The teachers were very good and had lots of real world experience.

  12. 5 out of 5

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    Remote Medical International created an informative and fun atmosphere that equipped me and my classmates with all of the fundamental techniques (and more) needed to be a Wilderness First Responder. The instructors were extremely gifted, professional and enjoyable individuals and I look forward to taking classes with RMI in the near future.

  13. 5 out of 5

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    This was my second time taking a full WFR course. As a professional mountain guide, WFR certification is a prerequisite to employment in most cases, and the training is both valuable and important. This being my first experience with RMI, (after having taken my original WFR and 4 + re-certs with other organizations), I was very impressed; they did a phenomenal job. The instructors were fantastic. Our two instructors had extensive training and teaching experience, and a collective work experience that included mountain guiding, emergency medical in a hospital setting, ski patrolling, dive medicine, and research medicine, in sites ranging from Belize to Antarctica. Their diverse backgrounds and familiarity with the subject matter and the flow of the course made things run smoothly and kept our interest high. When possible, they expanded on the curriculum, for example demonstrating and training us on a variety of oxygen delivery systems, which added value to the course for me. The facility was solid, scenarios were comprehensive and well run. Overall I was very impressed by the job RMI did; I really got more than my money’s worth out of this course. In fact, due to their performance, I decided to sign up for their REMT course later that summer!

  14. 5 out of 5

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    As a Firefighter/Paramedic with a high call volume in the urban setting, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of wilderness medicine. This course far exceeded my expectations! The instructors were very professional and highly motivating. The course location was excellent and allowed for very realistic/dramatic “hands-on” practicals. I came away from the course with a greatly enhanced knowledge of Wilderness Medicine, which, I’ll be able to utilize in every aspect of my outdoor activities. I highly recommend this course for anyone with a desire to be in the great outdoors!

  15. 5 out of 5

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    As a professional mountain guide, WFR certification is requisite to my practice and employment. I had previously completed a WFR course, as well as four + recertifications (all through other companies/organizations). I was fortunate to choose Remote Medical for my “second round” of the full curriculum; they did a phenomenal job.
    The instructors were fantastic. Our two instructors had extensive training and teaching experience, and a collective work experience that included mountain guiding, emergency medical work in a hospital setting, ski patrolling, dive medicine, and research medicine. Their diverse backgrounds and familiarity with the subject matter and the flow of the course were valuable to me as a student. When possible, they expanded on the curriculum, for example demonstrating and training us on a variety of oxygen delivery devices, which added value to the course for me.
    The facility was great, allowing for regular outdoor scenarios, including a complex night exercise.
    As someone who had previously taken this curriculum (and who has need for it in my profession), I was realy impressed with the job RMI did; I really got more than my money’s worth out of this course. In fact, due to their performance, by the end of the week I had decided to sign up for their REMT course later that summer!

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