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Morocco WFR | October 10, 2011

Aeire Wilderness First Responder Course

Aeire Wilderness Medicine will be offering a rare and unique opportunity for those interested in taking their Wilderness First Responder Course this coming June 2012 in Zawiya Ahansal, Morocco.

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder

Course Length: 72 hours

Certifications Received and Certification Duration:

  • Wilderness First Responder – 2 years
  • Adult CPR – 2 years


 Aerie’s 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care for injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun.

Aerie’s nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses address injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term patient management, improvised splint and litter construction, and environmental emergencies while stressing the thought processes unique to caring for patients in remote environments. Our instructors are professional care providers with many years of outdoor leadership experience. Students also receive adult CPR certification.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses are typically offered for 2 University of Montana HHP 249 credits. (additional fee applies).


No course is completely safe or capable of operating without the risk of injury or illness. We encourage you to talk with our staff about risks inherent in our training programs before enrolling.  With that in mind, the safety of our students and staff is our first priority.  We make every attempt to provide the safest environment possible to teach our classes. We also recognize that activities, held both in but particularly outside of the classroom, contain inherent risks. By planning and monitoring these activities we try to minimize these risks. However, our students take our classes because they travel, work and live outdoors, away from immediate medical care. Our students want to learn to care for patients under less than ideal conditions, and Aerie believes that students learn best when they are involved in realistic, engaging scenarios and practical sessions. As a result we simulate these environments and head out to experience them during our classes as often as possible.

Not only does this course provide a unique and challenging learning environment it also offers an exciting cultural opportunity in one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world. The region is host to a fantastic array of adventure opportunities with limestone rock climbing on walls up to 850m high, canyoneering, camping and hiking amongst it’s 13,000ft peaks. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive you WFR certificate in a unique part of the world.

Dates: June 13th- 24th 2012

Course Cost: $675 including books and materials

Meals and Lodging will be an additional $30 per day for all days in Zawiya Ahansal (students can arrive before the course or stay after to enjoy the recreational opportunities in the area)

Optional Logistics package: $200- 2 nights in Marrakech; airport transfers, and in-country transport to and from Marrakech to Zawiya Ahansal.

•International Airfare Not Included•

How to Register

You can download and mail in our registration form, call our office (406.542.9972), email us, or visit our office at 100 North Ave. West, Missoula, Montana, 59801. (Find us on Google Maps).

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