FeAtured Course: Wilderness First Aid

 
 

Our Wilderness First Aid class is a fun, hands-on, weekend-long introduction to the principles of wilderness medicine. Hiker? Mountain biker? Climber? If you enjoy spending time off the grid, this course is for you. The WFA is an introductory class; no prior medical experience is needed. WFA classes are a great places to meet like-minded partners for future outdoor adventures.

Cortland Feb 3&4 | Syracuse April 21&22 | Willsboro June 16+17 


Wilderness Rescue Training was founded by professional guides to bring the highest quality wilderness education to the Northeastern United States. We believe that summer camp trip leaders and survivalists, hikers and hunters, anglers and paddlers, should all regularly train to hone their skills. On your course you'll learn how to improvise a splint, stop life threatening bleeding, and work as a member of a high functioning team. You'll be better prepared to act with confidence in remote and challenging environments, be it for work, or just a weekend out. 


I wanted to thank you so much for such an amazing course. The course definitely exceeded the quality that I expected by a long shot, and my expectations were high. What I definitely did not expect was how awesome the teaching itself was. You guys absolutely nailed it. The pairing between you both was perfect, two very different styles that really complemented each other and helped reach different personalities. I even walked away with some nice teaching tricks, which is definitely not something I would have expected. You crushed it. It’s not often that people with expertise in a given field are also good at teaching it, and you both blew it out of the water. Thank you! On top of it all, it was incredibly fun!!
— Christine P., PhD, college professor and WFR student, December 2017
Thank you for a spectacular week of WFR training. It was an unforgettable experience for George. He bonded with many in the group, had his leadership skills tested under pressure and learned countless skills that he will put to use in ski patrol, along with his greater confidence. We are so grateful that he landed in your WRT program. When I met him at the airport, he began a stream of consciousness talk that continued for more than an hour - pure exhilaration. Thank you for being one of the important role models in George’s life. He will always remember his WFR training as a formative experience that shaped him.
— Amy S., parent of a December 2017 WFR student