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Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days.  If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate 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

Available Dates & Locations


Cost:  $325

The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.



HAILEY: Mountain Humane is 1.3 miles west of Hailey.  Please park on the east side of the lot near the large dog run and only enter through the patio doors into the classroom.

HAILEY: The Sage School is on the East side of Hailey in Quigley Canyon.  Please park in the main lot and follow on-site directions to the classroom.

SUN VALLEY: Sun Valley Community School is located in Sun Valley, just east of Ketchum, Idaho.  Please follow on-site directions to the classroom.


Meals & Lodging

Students are required to arrange all lodging and food.  Many food and lodging options are available, and public land camping is available. 

Optional CPR

There is no CPR class included in this cost of this course.   Students may complete an optional AHA Heartsaver course at the end of day 1 at 5:15pm.  Please add CPR during the registration process if indicated.  A link for the online CPR Precourse work will be sent to you after registration.  Please review the Optional CPR information about this class.


Registration Policies

Please review the Idaho Rescue Training Registration Policies prior to registration.  Register through the Idaho Rescue Training Website.

NOLS Information May 11-12, 2024- Hailey
NOLS Information June 10-11, 2024- Sun Valley
NOLS Information August 20-21, 2024- Hailey
NOLS Information December 7-8, 2024- Hailey
For questions about location & logistics, contact

Idaho Rescue Training


Additional Resources

  • Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine

  • Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Aid Courses

  • Communicable Disease Mitigation Practices

  • Student Agreement

  • College Credit

  • Recertification Policies

  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Policies

  • Idaho Rescue Training Registration Policies

  • Essential Eligibility Requirements

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