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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification

Bryson City, NC
from $275
This is the industry-standard certification for outdoor professionals.

The WFR is a 9-day comprehensive course that teaches students to assess and treat injuries and illness in the wilderness and covers the standards of backcountry medicine. The WFR-Recertification is a 2-day refresher designed to cover the WFR curriculum with updates and new protocols.

16+ Years Old
2-9 Days Long
Person wrapping an injury during the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses
Person checking health of a woman laying on the ground during the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses
Person checking health of a man laying on the ground during the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses
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Overview

The WFR is designed for guides, trip leaders, ski patrollers, wildland firefighters, and others who are responsible for others while far from help. Students will learn how to safely manage illnesses and injuries in the backcountry. Instruction is skill-focused with many hands-on scenarios and exercises. All WFR courses include an adventure day (rafting or hiking) as well as night rescue scenarios.

Current Wilderness First Responders can renew their certification through the 2-day WFR-Recertification course. This class is designed to refresh skills as well as deliver updates to protocols and best practices. CPR+AED is available. SOLO WFR cards are valid for 3 years

What You’ll Learn

  • Patient Assessment
  • Treatment of Common Injuries
  • Treatment of Medical Emergencies
  • CPR
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Introduction to Rescue and Evacuation

What to Expect

This course takes place at SOLO Southeast offices on NOC’s main campus in Bryson City, NC. Course check in is at 8AM and this course will end at 5PM each day. Students will receive both hands-on and classroom style training.

Dates

2021 Dates - Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Dates Location
Dec 11-12, 2021 Bryson City, NC Book Now

2022 Dates - Wilderness First Responder

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Jan 8-16, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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2022 Dates - Wilderness First Responder Recertification

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Jan 29-30, 2022 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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Location

Address

SOLO Southeast
13077 US-19
Bryson City, NC 28713

Learn More
  • 3-Year SOLO WFR Certification
  • 2-Year ASHI CPR & AED Certification (Optional for Recertification)
  • Textbook

NOC provides the primary gear needed for each course. Course participants should plan to have seasonally appropriate clothing as we will spend a significant amount of time outside.

Necessary Items

  • Backpack
  • Headlamp
  • Rain Gear
  • Extra Layers
  • Water Bottle and at least 1 Liter Water
  • Pen and Notepad
  • Close-Toed Shoes (Boots Recommended)
  • Work Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Recertification can only be taken by those who have taken the WFR extended course certification.

NOC is home to two onsite restaurants, and hours vary seasonally. View hours for River’s End Restaurant and Big Wesser. Snacks are available for purchase at the General Store.

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