Working as a sea kayak instructor or guide is fun and rewarding! Paddling instructors and guides have the opportunity to travel, work with a variety of ages and skill levels, and promote healthy, active lifestyles. Help ensure that families and paddlers in your area have access to safe boating opportunities!
Wilderness First Responder Certification
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- $ 725
Become A First Responder!
Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists.
This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMI Adult & Child CPR is included in this course.
The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). For active members of the Wilderness Medical Society, this course has been approved for up to 59.5 hours of credit (27 core and 32.5 elective) towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). There is an additional fee of $15 for students requesting these credits.
Lodging & Meals
Your course tuition does not include lodging or meals, unless noted. Both are available for an additional fee. Local camping is also available. Your course registration packet will include a list of local accomodations with contact info.
Registration and Schedule
Upcoming courses will be shown in the calendar below. No calendar indicates that we do not have any dates for this program scheduled for the next 3 months. Check back again soon!