Wilderness First Responder Course

Outdoor Training Center


Overview of Wilderness First Responder Course

Get the skills before you need them!

Courses are hosted by Cottonwood Gulch and taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute. 

If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you! It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial 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!

Age Range: 18+

9 Day Course

80 hours

Cost: $775

Cottonwood Gulch Basecamp

in Thoreau, NM

Sept 23 to Oct 2, 2022

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