The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification course is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first aid training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.
Successful graduates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications.
WMA WEMS graduates with a current EMS license may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMS certification with this course.
**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS certification it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**
**EXCEPTION** If you are taking the course on June 26-29 then you are required to attend 4 full days instead of 3**
This course is presented in 24 hours typically over three days. There is a strong emphasis on pre-studying in this course.
Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning.
Day 1: 8 hours – Introduction/Registration; Review Study Packet, Patient Assessment System, Basic Life Support (including BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR), Circulatory System, Respiratory System, Nervous System, Lifts, Moves and Extrications, PAS Drills
Day 2: 8 hours – Musculoskeletal, Dislocations, Spine Management, Wounds and Burns, PAS Drills, Splints I – Extremities, Splints II – Spines, Simulation
Day 3: 8 hours – Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Environmental Injuries, PAS Drills, Simulation, Final Testing, Conclusion
We are proud to support some of Revelstoke’s free outdoor camp and clinic initiatives with partnerships with awesome local groups: Girls On Ice Canada, Open Mountain Project, & Revelstoke PaddleSport Association.
Supported by Stoke Youth Network.
Before an activity each participant must complete a release of liability waiver. Save time on the day and complete it online.
24-hours notice minimum needed to guarantee availability but last minute requests may be accommodated.