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NOLS Wilderness First Responder Course

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NOLS Wilderness First Responder Course

Classes
Jan 16, 17 | 8 am to 5 pm
8 am - 5 pm Cancelled
Memorial Union | Outdoor UW
Course Price: $940/person for Non-Hoofer Members | $880/person for Hoofer Members
Outdoor UW is offering a Wilderness First Responder course through NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI).

Overview

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is an 80-hour course taught by NOLS. The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Prerequisites

No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification

Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Should I take the WFR or WFA?

The WFA is a two-day course that primarily focuses on the basics of how to respond to an emergency situation in a remote area. This is perfect for people who are on remote day hikes or shorter trips with friends. This class really focuses on the Patient Assessment System and how to start making decisions on patient care. The WFR is an industry-standard for outdoor professionals with outdoor schools and guide companies. If you are leading a group in remote areas, this can provide you with more in-depth knowledge and practice dealing with a variety of First aid situations

Location

Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union in Madison-800 Langdon Street. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided, but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food.

Lodging Option

DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Madison – NOLS Wilderness First Responder 

10 rooms per night @ $119   |   Group Code: WFR   |   Cut-off Date: 12/28/23

Registration

Register here, call our office at (608) 262-1630 or stop in during office during business hours. Current Hoofers should inquire with their club president about scholarship opportunities.

Event Categories

ADVANCEMENT COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES ADVANCEMENT COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES

Overview

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is an 80-hour course taught by NOLS. The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Prerequisites

No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification

Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification. EMTs will earn a Wilderness EMT certification. All certifications are current for two years.

Should I take the WFR or WFA?

The WFA is a two-day course that primarily focuses on the basics of how to respond to an emergency situation in a remote area. This is perfect for people who are on remote day hikes or shorter trips with friends. This class really focuses on the Patient Assessment System and how to start making decisions on patient care. The WFR is an industry-standard for outdoor professionals with outdoor schools and guide companies. If you are leading a group in remote areas, this can provide you with more in-depth knowledge and practice dealing with a variety of First aid situations

Location

Primary classroom will be held at Memorial Union in Madison-800 Langdon Street. We are not able to offer housing or camping for this course. There are hotels and hostels available nearby. Food is not provided, but is available for purchase in the building and at nearby locations to Memorial Union. There is a refrigerator and microwave to chill and warm food.

Lodging Option

DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Madison – NOLS Wilderness First Responder 

10 rooms per night @ $119   |   Group Code: WFR   |   Cut-off Date: 12/28/23

Registration

Register here, call our office at (608) 262-1630 or stop in during office during business hours. Current Hoofers should inquire with their club president about scholarship opportunities.

Event Categories

ADVANCEMENT COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES ADVANCEMENT COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES

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Outdoor UW

OutdoorUW@union.wisc.edu
(608) 262-1630

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NOLS Wilderness Medicine

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