The Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) is a SOLO certification course. This certification is often a requirement for working for outdoor guide companies, national park service, or white water rafting leaders. Our course begins with an online component that is the same online course that Great Lakes EMS Academy uses in their Medical First Responder Course. This part of the course does have some time in the classroom for short discussions and skills training. During the class, students will take the wilderness component along with the Wilderness EMT students. To be clear, this is not a course that will allow you to be a licensed MFR in the State of Michigan. We only schedule one a year.
Course schedule for 2022
The course starts on February 3, 2023. That is when students will start completing online assignments through JB Learning. This schedule is flexible with some "hard" due date throughout course.
February 24th, 2023, 10a – 4p.
Basic Airways and CPR
March 10th, 2023, 10a – 4p.
April 7, 2023, 10a – 4p.
May 22nd (Monday) thru May 26th (Friday) 2023 9a – 5p. We will complete the wilderness medicine training with the WEMTs. We are looking at having this held at a local camping site. Overnight camping is not required. But it will be fun!
Cost – $1,200.00