Wilderness First Responder

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


NOLS Information Page

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 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.

Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Responder Courses

College Credit

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

Recertification Policies

Alcohol, tobacco, and firearm policies

Scholarships and financial aid

Pets and service animals

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Minimum age requirements

WFR to NR-EMR Information


Register Online

Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine


Dates:            March 6-14 2021

Cost:              $780 Tuition only

Location:      Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W Lutherhaven Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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 March 8 and March 12.  We will not have a day off on this 9 day WFR.

Travel, Meals, and Lodging


The class will ​be held at Camp Lutherhaven, 15 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  The closest airport is in Spokane, ID.

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.



Cancelation Policies

If a student cancels or withdraws from a course:

  • Greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the course start date, Idaho Rescue Training will retain a $50.00 administrative fee and refund your deposit/tuition.

  • Between 30 days of the course start date and 5 p.m. Mountain Time on the last business day before your course begins, you may either transfer your enrollment and funds to another Idaho Rescue Training course, minus a $50.00 administrative fee, to another scheduled course or Idaho Rescue Training will retain your deposit.

  • Once the course has begun, the full tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Idaho Rescue Training will consider exceptions on a case by case basis.


For questions about location, logistics, and registration, contact:

Idaho Rescue Training




© 2021 by Idaho Rescue Training, Llc. Proudly created with Wix.com