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Avalanche Courses provided through

Course Dates

WWU

Public

AIARE LEVEL 1

$300

$350

SESSION 1    
Dec 6, 8 Evening Lectures at WWU  
Dec 10-11 Field Section  
SESSION 2    
Jan 24, 26 Evening Lectures at WWU  
Jan 28-29 Field Section  
SESSION 3    
Feb 21, 23 Evening Lectures at WWU  
Feb 25-26 Field Section  

AIARE LEVEL 2

$475

$525

SESSION 1    
Jan 13  Class Lecture  
Jan 14-15 Field Section  

 

 

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Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR)

 

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification is considered the standard medical certification for guides, outdoor educators, trip leaders, and anyone serving as the first point of care in remote areas. The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) course combines 20-30 hours of online coursework with five days of onsite training to provide intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting.

Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The H-WFR includes National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Due to the nature of the eLearning component of this class, it is geared towards self-directed and self-motivated learners who have experience in a virtual classroom setting.

COURSE INFORMATION:

COURSE DURATION:

5 days onsite, 20-30 hours of online coursework prior to the course.

CERTIFICATIONS RECEIVED:

Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR (Emergency Safety Care Institute), NREMT Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

RECERTIFICATION INTERVAL:

2 years

PREREQUISITES:

18+ years old (16+ with parent/guardian approval)

MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Students must be able to complete eLearning coursework on a computer that is able to use Adobe Flash Player and use one of the following browser versions: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla 3.5 and above, Google Chrome 1.0 and above, or Safari 4.0 and above.

PUBLIC COURSE FORMAT:

Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging. Please refer to schedule provided in student letters.

ACCOMPANYING MEDICAL KITS:

Any of our basic level medical kits would complement this course and give students the tools necessary to utilize their new medical skills. View kits here.

KEY TOPICS COVERED:

The H-WFR covers legal considerations, patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, and altered mental states. The course curriculum also educates students on how to successfully manage shock, head injuries, wounds, infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, cold and heat emergencies, and more.

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For more information on prerequisites, certifications, and registration information, please see our Public Training FAQs.

 

WFR Course Information

 

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is a 10-day training that provides intermediate medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train students to improvise with limited resources in remote environments. 


Key Topics Covered: The WFR includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including: patient assessment, shock, lifting & moving patients, head injuries, wound management & infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injury management, respiratory & cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic & allergic reactions, cold/heat emergencies, altitude, altered mental state, immersion & submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Download Course Outline.

Course Duration: 10 days

Certifications Received: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR (Emergency Safety Care Institute)

Recertification Interval: 2 years

Prerequisites: 18+ years old (16+ with parent/guardian approval)

Course Format: Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging; 8am-5pm for ten consecutive days with two evening scenarios and a one-day break.

Intended Audience: A WFR certification is considered the minimum standard for outdoor professionals working as guides, trip leaders, and outdoor educators; the course is also recommended for individual adventurers venturing beyond the realm of quick and easy 911 access.

Not what you're looking for? In addition to the WFR, RMI also provides: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT), Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP), recertification and upgrade trainings, and a comprehensive listing of private courses for organizations. 

For more information on prerequisites, certifications, and registration information, please see ourPublic Training FAQs.

 

WFA Course Information

 

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a 2-day training that provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary.


Key Topics Covered: The WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including: patient assessment, shock, lifting & moving patients, head injuries, wound management & infection, musculoskeletal and spinal injury management, respiratory & cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic & allergic reactions, cold/heat emergencies, altitude, altered mental state, immersion & submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Download Course Outline.

Course Duration: 2 days

Certifications Received: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Recertification Interval: 2 years

Prerequisites: 18+ years old (16+ with parent/guardian approval)

Course Format: Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging; 8am-5pm

Not what you're looking for? In addition to the WFA, RMI also provides: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT), Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP), recertification and upgrade trainings, and a comprehensive listing of private courses for organizations. 

For more information on prerequisites, certifications, and registration information, please see ourPublic Training FAQs

 

 

WFC Course Information

 

The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFC) course fulfills all educational requirements to recertify a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

 

Key Topics Covered: The WFC refreshes all WFR curriculum. For more information, download thecourse outline.

Course Duration: 3 days

Certifications Received: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR for the Healthcare Provider, ‘Wilderness’ Certification (for current EMTs only)

Recertification Interval: 2 years (WFR, CPR)

Prerequisites: current WFR or REMT/WEMT (must be within 3 years of certification issue date); 18+ years old or parent/guardian permission.

College Credit: Not Available

Links: Download WFC Course Outline

Not what you're looking for? In addition to the WFC, RMI also provides: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT), Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP), recertification and upgrade trainings, and a comprehensive listing of private courses for organizations. 

For more information on prerequisites, certifications, and registration information, please see ourPublic Training FAQs.

 

 

AIARE Level 1 Information

 

Course Goals and Objectives

The goals of this course are to:

  • Provide a basic understanding of avalanches.
  • Describe a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain.
  • Focus less on providing "answers" and more on identifying the right questions.
  • Provide lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field

The objectives of this course are to teach:

  • Types of avalanches
  • Characteristics of avalanches
  • An introduction to how avalanches form and release
  • Avalanche terrain
  • Trip planning and preparation
  • Travel techniques
  • Decision making
  • Avalanche rescue

This course does not cover snow science or avalanche technology in any detail. While it touches on and introduces advanced subjects such as snowpack development and metamorphism, these are discussed at a basic, non-technical level. 

Course Summary

When you leave this course you can expect to have a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, basic decision making while in the field, and rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person if an avalanche occurs and someone in your party is caught. Most of these techniques require extensive practice before you can expect to be proficient and no course, this one included, can provide all that experience.

To establish and maintain proficiency in the knowledge and techniques covered in this course, you will have to practice extensively and regularly on their own after leaving the program.

 

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AIARE Level 2 Information

 

Course Structure

This course will be held over four full, consecutive days, including both classroom and field instruction. Participants on a AIARE 2 Course can expect about 12 - 15 hours of classroom and 20 - 24 hours of field instruction and practice in the following subjects:

  • Avalanche formation and release
  • Snow stability factors
  • Observing and recording weather
  • Observing and recording the snowpack
  • Observing and recording avalanche activity
  • Stability analysis and forecasting

 

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