Wilderness Courses

Wilderness – First Responder

The Wilderness First-Responder course has become the International, gold standard in medical training for most guide services, outdoor educators, research groups, military and professional search, and rescue teams.

This seven-day intensive program adheres to the Wilderness Medical Society (WFS) syllabus. It offers a comprehensive and practical curriculum, covering anatomy and physiology lectures. Participants gain essential fundamentals and skills to assess and manage medical problems in remote and extreme environments with limited resources and potential evacuation challenges. The course’s objective is to equip participants with the knowledge and competence to handle real-life, life-threatening medical issues independently.

Alongside CPR certification, the course features 24-hour hands-on training in demanding conditions of either arctic, high-altitude, marine, desert, jungle or forest environments. The Wilderness First Responder certificate remains valid for three years, with the option to renew it through Bright Bird’s three-day Wilderness First Responder Recertification course.