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Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

JANUARY 9 to 13, 2019

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

We are offering a hybrid course that requires home study and testing prior to attending a five-day practical session. More information about Hybrid DLP courses

A collaboration between The Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) and the Outdoor Program.

Open Registration: September 1st, 2018
Registration Deadline: December 15th, 2018
Location: Student Recreation Center – Boise State University
Fees: Full-time Boise State students: $575 early registration (before November 10th, 2018) / $660 late registration
Non-full time BSU students and general public: $660 early registration (before November 10th, 2018) / $700 late registration

Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for wilderness medical training and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Course topics include, but are not limited to trauma, wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques; environmental: allergies, hypo & hyperthermia; medical: gastrointestinal, infections, cardiac and respiratory conditions, patient monitoring and long-term management and care. The course is taught in a hands-on manner with an emphasis being placed on planning, prevention, and decision-making. Please contact the Outdoor Program if you would like more information by calling us at 208-426-1946 or through e-mail at

Current EMTs can also register for our WEMT module to upgrade their urban EMT to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT); while the practical session is the same for both WFRs and WEMTs, the WEMT website and tests contain more detailed anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and WEMTs are held to a higher level of mastery during the practical session.

To sign up:

  1. You must first register through WMTC – follow this link to register.
  2. Make your payment at the Outdoor Program Rental Center within 5 business days of registering. Payment can be made in person or over the phone.*
  3. Pick up your course materials at the Rental Center (you will be notified when they become available).

*Once payment is completed, there will be no refunds for cancellations.

For Rental Center hours and location click here.