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Wilderness First Responder Recertification

WFR Recertification
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Community Event
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Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019
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111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
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Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You will have opportunities to ask questions and to participate in challenging practice scenarios and case studies.

The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR Recertification) course includes NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult and Child CPR and Airway Management certification. This course is the most popular recertification program in wilderness medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. You are required to complete both written and practical testing to re-certify on this WFR-Recertification course. To achieve a passing score (70%) on the written multiple-choice exam, you must review previous course materials. Please come prepared. Click here for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course.

Class Format

Check in is at 7:45 am on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is required at all scheduled classes. Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, snowy and/or cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up are used to emphasize the reality of a scenario. The classroom environment generally lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes or slippers and a camp chair.

Please come equipped with a light daypack, waterproof top and bottoms, light hiking boots and layers well suited for spending time outside.

Recertification Requirements

This course may be used to re-certify a WFR certification. You must possess a current (unexpired) WFR certification of at least 70 hours to re-certify through a WFR Recertification course. It is your responsibility to make sure your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact NOLS Wilderness Medicine before enrolling in a course and review the recertification portion of NOLS Wilderness Medicine's website. Certifications will be afforded a one-year re-entry period after expiration within which to re-certify. This course will also re-certify those who hold a valid WEMT (wilderness portion only) or WAFA certification. If re-certifying, you must submit a photocopy of your current certification card(s) on the first day of the course. We cannot issue you a new certification until we verify your previous training.

All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.

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Contact Us

Please contact NatureBridge's Operations Manager, Joe Zofrea, with any questions or concerns.

360-928-3720 ext. 15 

111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363