Wilderness Medical Care provides training on how to appropriately manage illnesses when transport to the nearest treatment facility will take hours or days, due to being in remote rural locations, wilderness areas, or even urban areas during a disaster situation.
This 8-hour course is great for hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as Search & Rescue crews, Firefighters, and EMS personnel. Participants will learn assessment techniques and treatments for altitude illness, shock, heat illness, hypothermia, anaphylaxis, infection, and more.
Current certification at or above the level of Basic First Aid is a prerequisite. If you are not currently certified in First Aid, please view our schedule.
Successful completion of Wilderness Medical Care will earn an 8-hour basic Wilderness First Aid certification.
Successful completion of Wilderness Medical Care and Wilderness Trauma Care will earn a 16-hour standard Wilderness First Aid certification.
This class is approved for 7 EMS Con-Ed hours.
Volunteer SAR-Fire-EMS members receive a 10% discount.