Hybrid Wilderness First Responder
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 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.
Our new hybrid format begins with three weeks of online learning including readings, videos, and quizzes. You will spend 10 to 15 hours each week in the online portion and be required to finish assignments to progress. You will complete your course with a 5-day in-person program focusing on skills and scenarios. These are the last 5 days of the listed course dates.
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!
Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Dates: Distance Learning: October 18- November 7
In-Person Class: November 8-12, 2022
Cost: $850 Tuition only
The class will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch around noon-1pm. We will also have evening sessions on November 9 & 11.
Travel, Meals, and Lodging
Meals and Lodging
Many food and lodging options are available in Coeur d'Alene, and public land camping may also be available. You may not sleep in your vehicle at the course site. Meals and lodging are not included in the course cost.
Students may also arrange meals and lodging directly with Camp Lutherhaven for $50 per room or cabin per night with meals as an additional fee. Meals for adults are $41.00 per day for all three meals. To arrange meals and lodging with Camp Lutherhaven, please complete a Reservation Request.
How to Register
NOLS is collecting tuition and enrollment information for this course. Please register on the NOLS website.
NOLS is taking all registration for this course. Please visit their policies page for an overview of cancelation and transfer policies.
For questions about location & logistics, contact:
Idaho Rescue Training