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When Calling 911 is not an Option

Join us for the Wilderness First Responder Course. Experience the highest quality wilderness medical training available.  All students successfully completing this 72-hour course will receive a three-year certification from Wilderness Medical Associates.  Topics include patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, environmental medicine, toxins, back country medicine, wilderness rescue and much more.

  • Jan 2-10, 2020 - WFR - $750
  • Jan 11-13, 2020 - WFR Recert - $375

Be prepared for a lot of time spent outside - rain, snow, ice or shine. Plan according to the region and time of year. 

Participants will sign up directly with Darren Stokes, the instructor.  Once registered, participants will get an email referring them to Touch of Nature to get food/lodging arranged.

  • The meals and lodging packages for both courses are separate from the course registrations and can be found below. 

Register for the January 2-10 Full Course here.  For meals and lodging for the Full Course, register here.

Register for the January 11-13 recertification here.  For meals and lodging for the recertification course, register here

For more information on the program, visit the Wilderness Medical Associates WebsiteFor general information, please contact Erik Oberg at 618-453-3945 or eriko@siu.edu.