The condensed/recertification version of the WFR course is a 40-hour course that is principally geared toward those who need a recertification course for WFR or those who are currently certified/licensed as EMT or higher and can perform a basic medical/trauma assessment and are looking to gain wilderness specific training. This course can be used for up to 20 hours of CMEs through BEMS.
The course includes instruction in pertinent legal issues, treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies (including fracture realignments and dislocations, frostbite, heatstroke, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, bites and stings, etc.), documentation, and much more. Classroom sessions are reinforced with hands-on practice in a variety of field settings, including a night rescue simulation to help solidify the new information.
Comprehensive written and practical exams are administered on the final day of class. 100% attendance is required, including classroom and on-site sessions. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be WFR certified. WFR certification is valid for three years, after which a condensed recertification refresher course is required.
- Must be BLS CPR certified by the first day of class (EMT Utah offers this course regularly)
- Must be 16 years of age or older
- Must be proficient in English (written and oral)
- Physical capability to hike, carry, lift, and train in rough terrain and environments outside the classroom
Tuition & Fees:
The course costs $349. A deposit of $149 is required to register for the course, with the remaining tuition of $200 due by the first day of class. Payments can be made online by logging into myEMTUtah and visiting the Payment Portal. A textbook is included and will be distributed on the first day of class. EMT Utah offers a performance-quality WFR tee (great for the outdoor training sessions!) for $20, available at registration checkout or through the GearShop. The WFR shirt is optional and can be purchased during class, as well.
Classroom sessions are held at 1135 South West Temple, Salt Lake City. Practical sessions are held outdoors at sites identified in class.
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