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Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT Course (Hybrid DLP)


A collaboration between The Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) and UWild Adventures. Typically, this course is held once a year in February.

The Wilderness First Responder provides advanced medical training for guides, expedition leaders, outdoor instructors and weekend warriors alike.  Training covers injuries, illnesses, rescues encountered while recreating in the wild.  Additional certifications include adult CPR and AED.

For the certified EMT, this course can enhance the standard EMT certificate to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT). A must for the EMT looking at search and rescue, or working in a rural area.

***The 2017 WFR/WEMT is currently full.

2017 Dates

February 11-12 and 18-20.


Early Registration (October 26 to January 6)

IMA Members (UW students included): $475

Public: $600

Late Registration (January 7 to February 1)

IMA Members (UW students included): $525

Public: $650

***Prices are subject to sales tax where applicable.


UW Community Members

In person at The Crags, The Gear Garage, or the IMA Programs Office

By phone: 206-616-1143



Registration Form

Class Location

The indoor classroom is located at the Waterfront Activities Center just south of Husky Stadium.

What is a Hybrid DLP WFR?

The WFR Hybrid DLP (Distance Learning Program) course is a combination of online learning modules, online exams, and practical sessions. This format perfectly suites busy college students’ and working professionals’ schedule.

Prior to the start of class students will complete course work through an online classroom. The weekend sessions add the practical hands-on component to the learning process.

Word of Caution

DLP courses require the use of technology, and the diligence of the student to self-study. It is imperative that a student register with enough time to study the online materials and pass the exams. This material is difficult, it will take a few hours each night to read and pass the exams. If a student does not pass the exams by the deadlines, they will not be admitted to the practical session and will not pass the class. No refunds are given to those that are not admitted.

Certifications Acquired

-WMTC Adult & Child CPR AED.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • There is NO refund once registered, unless the course is cancelled.


Student Handbook


For more information call Garett Genereux at 206-616-1143 or email at