Aerie Backcountry Medicine

Course Length: 72 hours

Certifications Received and Certification Duration:

  • Wilderness First Responder – 2 years
  • Adult CPR – 2 years
  • University of Montana - Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training Department(formerly Health and Human Performance), ECP 122, 2 credits

Course Description

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 ECP 122 credits. (additional fee applies).

WFR Recertification

If you're looking to recertify your WFR or are curious about the recertification process, this document will outline a number of important recertification points.  Click here for the WFR-R Information Document.