Wilderness First Responder
Certification and Training
Outdoor Recreation, Professional Development
If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, the NOLS 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you! It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.
Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.
You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!
About the instructor
NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.
They believe that anyone can be a leader; it’s their role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. They do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world.
NOLS is an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help them support powerful, authentic experiences.
We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.