Hybrid Wilderness First Responder
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.
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!
Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Responder Courses
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Hybrid WFR Course Overview & Packing List
Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Dates: August 27-31, 2023
Cost: $830 Tuition only
Location: Crossroads of the West Council, 1200 E 5400 S, Ogden, UT 84403
The class will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch around noon-1pm. We will have evening sessions on Days 2 & 4.
Travel, Meals, and Lodging
Crossroads of the West Council is in South Ogden, about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City
Meals and Lodging
There is not meals and lodging package available for this course. Students are required to arrange all lodging and food.
There are several lodging and dining options in the Ogden area.
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