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Wilderness First Responder

Hybrid WFR Course w/ Recertification | Bozeman, MT

Course Description:

Our Wilderness First Responder course is designed to provide an individual with an in-depth knowledge of wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness. This program is appropriate for professional guides and other non-medical people who want a deeper understanding of wilderness medicine.

This WFR Hybrid course requires approximately 50+ hours of online coursework. Following the completion of the online material, a student will be eligible to attend 30+ hours of hands-on training. During the in-person course, students will learn the latest wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment, and evacuation. Our expert instructors employ a wide scope of teaching methods, balancing lectures with practical, hands-on skills and scenarios. Emphasis is placed not just on the materials learned, but the critical decision-making skills surrounding effective backcountry medical management.

Students who are recertifying will have upwards of 20 hours of online coursework, and will only be required to attend the first two days of the training.

Certificates and Credits:

Successful completion of this course will result in three certificates:

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
      • valid 2 years with a one-year grace period
  • CPR Certificate
      • valid 2 years
  • Lay Rescuer Epinephrine Auto-Injector Certificate (upon request)
      • This certificate may be submitted to state agencies for reciprocity. Please inquire with your state agency to confirm and know additional fees may apply.

This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.


This course will be hosted at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.


The materials below are covered via online and in-person didactic lectures, small group discussions, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, and prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high-quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practices and the most up-to-date guidelines.

The WFR curriculum includes, but is not limited to topics such as:

• Patient Assessment Scene Size-up, Primary Survey, Secondary Survey
• Bleeding and Shock
• Wound and Burn Management
• Fractures & Dislocations
• Chest Injuries
• Abdominal Injuries
• Head and Spine Injuries
• Near Drowning
• Lightning
• Heat-Related Illness
• Hypothermia & Cold-Related Illness/Injury
• Genitourinary Emergencies
• Psychology in the Wilderness
• Neurological Emergencies
• Intro to Diving Medicine
• Altitude Illness
• Avalanche Risk and Avoidance
• Law and the Wilderness
• Poisoning Emergencies
• Evacuation Guidelines
• Improvised Litters & Carries
• Skin, Wilderness Dentistry, Illness & Injury of the Eyes

Course Policies:

Please review our terms and policies before registering for a course, course registration is an acknowledgment and agreement to all AdventureMed policies. Should you have any additional questions, please refer to our FAQ page or email our team directly.

Hybrid WFR w/ Recertification Course Schedule
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December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 6:00 pm


December 13 @ 8:00 am
December 15 @ 6:00 pm
$325.00 – $700.00
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Bozeman, MT 59717 United States


Ryan Terry


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WFR- Bozeman, MT- 12.13.24
$ 700.00
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WFR Recertification- Bozeman, MT- 12.13.24
$ 325.00
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