Wilderness Emergency First Responder
January 9, 2022 - January 16, 2022| $985
Increase your confidence working with groups outdoors by preparing for the worst. The Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, scout leaders, camp counselors, traveling missionaries, and any other youth or outdoor worker. It not only offers hands-on training for dealing with bites, burns and other injuries, but also teaches participants how to manage conditions brought about from extreme temperatures and other outdoor emergencies.
Our Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder course is presented in partnership with the Roane State Community College Continuing Healthcare Education and meets the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services standards and National Registry standards for first responder training. Upon completion of this course, participants will be eligible for national testing, which must be completed separately at a certified testing center, and will also be qualified for listing on the national registry.
Certification lasts 2 years and may be renewed by attending our Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder Refresher.
Registration includes instruction, food, and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Required course materials must be purchased separately and obtained in advance.
Financial aid for Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder is available through the Louise Barber Fund. To apply, send a letter along with your registration form stating how you will benefit from the course, why you need financial assistance, and the amount you are requesting. Please DO NOT send a check at this time. Special consideration is given to those who work with young people.
Send letters to:
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882
Already Registered? Check out the welcome letter for required reading, a tentative itinerary, and other essential details for your stay.
Cover photo by David Bryant.