Upcoming Public Courses
The 2-Day, (18 hour) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals ages 14+. We crafted the curriculum to be active and practical – participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies. Located in beautiful Bellingham, WA off of Chuckanut Dr. at South Whatcom Fire Station 18 and surrounding State Parks.
This 9 day, (80 hour) Wilderness First Responder (WFR) program is often considered the standard for expedition leaders, guides, outdoor professionals, and backcountry enthusiasts. This is definitely not your average campus WFR course. In this class, you’ll take an incredible 7-9 day odyssey at Big Sur’s Big Creek Reserve. The journey explores some of California’s most impressive coastal mountains and beaches. This is led by our expert guides/ local paramedics, EMT’s, RN’s, and PA’s.
This 2.5 day, (24 hour) Wilderness First Responder-REFRESHER (WFR-R) program is designed to bring expired (no more than 1 year) or current WFR's back up to speed and re-certified. Focus is placed on practical skills and updated best practices. When complete, participants will have earned a Wilderness First Responder certificate issued by Backcountry Medical Guides, valid for 2 years.