Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR Recert)
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This course is fast-paced and engaging. You’ll spend half your time outside of the classroom doing hands-on skills and realistic scenarios. In addition to scenarios, you’ll participate in two full-scale mock rescues, one of which may be at night. The course also includes an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification. You’ll be taught by dynamic instructors who have practiced both wilderness and urban medicine.
This 3-day WFR Recertification will reinforce and build upon the knowledge already acquired and will focus primarily on practical skills and wilderness rescue scenarios. We suggest you prepare for your Wilderness First Responder Recertification course by studying prior to the course start date. Students who are the most successful, report that they reviewed their textbook and studied their notes from their previous course. Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Simulated rescues will take place outside, rain or shine.
The Wilderness First Responder Recertification course is open to graduates of all WFR courses of 70 hours or longer with a current WFR certification. Wilderness EMTs may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT with this course. Both the Wilderness portion and the EMT-B or higher certifications must be current.
*** Individuals holding a WFR or WEMT certification that is expired less than one-year will be considered on a case by case basis. Individuals expired more than one year will no be considered.
*** We suggest you prepare for your Wilderness First Responder Recertification course by studying prior to the course start date. Students who are the most successful, report that they reviewed their textbook and studied their notes from their previous course.
Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain CPR and WFR certification. Successful course completion earns you a National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT certification and an American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) BLS certification. Certifications are current for two years.
$350 Tuition. Materials (Textbook, Field Guide, and Case Studies) may be purchased separately.
Registration and Policies
To register you have two options: (1) Call Kevin Dunkak at (970) 729-2779 and register over the phone. (2) Go the “Upcoming Courses” page and click on “Register Here” under the appropriate course. A deposit of $100 via cash, check or credit card is required to reserve a space in the course with the balance due at the beginning of class.
Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on potentially wet, muddy or snowy, cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. You will need: a large day pack, water bottle, multiple clothing layers, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves and hat, sturdy boots, head lamp or flashlight, and a watch with a second hand.