Wilderness Medicine Courses

Wilderness First Responder

January 2024 WFR with Long Leaf Medical: 

Dates:  January 19-21 AND January 26-28, 2024
Times: January 19 & 26: 2:00-7:00pm
January 20-21 & January 27-28: 9:00am-6:00pm

Price: $750



About: This course is a hybrid model and requires 30 hours of self-paced preparation and learning. Materials must be completed prior to the start of the in-person class on January 19, 2024. Materials will be sent out no later than December 14, 2024.


Course Topics Include:

  • ​Patient Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Splinting
  • Spine Care
  • Extended Patient Care
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Administration
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Backcountry Medical Emergencies
  • Full WFR Schedule

Certification information

Successful completion is based on attendance, participation, demonstration of skill competence, and a written exam. Participants who meet completion requirements will receive the following certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR and AED for Adults and Children
  • Epinephrine Auto-Injector Administration

Certification Length: 2 years + 1 year of additional certification with completion of continuing education

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

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