Do you need a Wilderness First Responder certification but don't have the time for a traditional course? This virtual certification is the course for you.
Registration Closes Sept. 27th
All students who pass the course will be certified Wilderness First Responders.
The primary objective of this course is for each student to walk away with a fully functional knowledge-base and to be able to practically apply the skill sets learned.
Students will explore complex topics, including the ability to stay calm and focused in an emergency medical situation.
This certification is housed under the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) and will be virtual.
The WFR certification course prepares individuals and responders for medical response in a wilderness setting. Normally a full 5-7 days of classroom instruction, this class will be offered virtually through zoom to accomodate a variety of schedules.
NASAR is the national standard for professional guides, recreation, and adventure instructors to develop their mental and physical skillset for emergencies where medical help is unavailable in austere environments.
ARS has teamed up with Making Tracks to offer this virtual remote certification with live zoom instruction and options for passing off skills and assessments.
James is a long time practitioner and trainer within the emergency preparedness and outdoor adventure communities. He currently runs Adaptive Response Solutions, and the Adaptive Preparedness Project, which focus on helping people and communities become prepared for whatever environment they find themselves in, whether outdoor recreation & adventure, or disaster & emergency preparedness events.
There are a few aspects of the course that we have some flexibility with including...
Travel and vaccination are not requirements for this course; this is a virtual class and can be attended anywhere provided you have clear internet connection and a distraction free environment.
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