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Wilderness First Responder

This is the medical course that has become the standard for back country rangers, river guides, outdoor leaders, as well as NOLS and Outward Bound instructors. College Outdoors at Lewis & Clark College is sponsoring Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses for the 23rd year now (as of 2019).  The course is taught by  NOLS Wilderness Medicine.

 

 

For more information visit nols.edu

 

Course offered at Wekiwa Springs State Park in the Orlando, FL Area (Apopka, FLORIDA):

Wilderness First Responder - January

Thursday, January 10 - Friday, January 18th, 2019 (9 days)
$750, which includes lodging.
Click HERE for course details.

 

Courses offered on campus in Portland, OREGON:

Wilderness First Responder - January

Thursday, January 10th - Saturday, January 19th, 2019 (10 days- one day off in middle of course)

Fee:
The fee for this course covers tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.
    - $595 for Lewis & Clark College Students
    - $750 for the general public

Schedule:
This 80-hour course will meet 8 to 12 hours per day over the 10 scheduled days, starting at 7:45am the first day and at 8:00am on all other days. Class length may vary, due to outdoor scenarios and rescue training being taught. Day 6 of the course is a day off, and days 3 and 8 of the course are when the evening sessions are scheduled to occur. Click here for a general outline of the course schedule. We recommend you don’t have any other commitments while taking this course, as you will be busy!

Course Location:
This course is held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Material is taught indoors with frequent scenarios performed in the natural outdoor settings around campus and in the nearby forests.

On-campus housing is available to LC students for an additional $25/night, paid directly to campus living. Housing is not available for the general public. Public transportation is not a viable option for accessing Lewis & Clark College during all of the course days, but parking on campus is free during this course.

How To Register:
Please call our office at (503) 768-7116 to register.
    - Student registration begins the first day of fall term. Payment plans are available.
    - General public registration begins on the first business day of October. Payment in full at the time of registration is required to secure your space.

Cancellation Policy:
There is an administrative cancellation fee of $50, and after 45 days or fewer before the course start date the entire course fee is non-refundable unless we can fill your spot off the waitlist. If we are able to fill your spot, the the fee is refundable less the $50 administrative fee.

Wilderness First Responder - May

Monday, May 13th - Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Fee:
The fee for this course covers tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.
    - $595 for Lewis & Clark College Students
    - $750 for the general public

Schedule:
This 80-hour course will meet 8 to 12 hours per day over the 10 scheduled days, starting at 7:45am the first day and at 8:00am on all other days. Class length may vary, due to outdoor scenarios and rescue training being taught. Day 6 of the course is a day off, and days 3 and 8 of the course are when the evening sessions are scheduled to occur.  Click here for a general outline of the course schedule. We recommend you don’t have any other commitments while taking this course, as you will be busy!

Course Location:
This course is held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Material is taught indoors with frequent scenarios performed in the natural outdoor settings around campus and in the nearby forests.

On-campus housing is available to LC students for an additional $25/night, paid directly to campus living. Housing is not available for the general public. Public transportation is not a viable option for accessing Lewis & Clark College during the course days, but parking is free.

How To Register:
Please call our office at (503) 768-7116 to register.
    - Student registration begins the first day of spring term. Payment plans are available.
    - General public registration begins on the first business day of December. Payment in full at the time of registration is required to secure your space.

Cancellation Policy:
There is an administrative cancellation fee of $50, and after 45 days or fewer before the course start date the entire course fee is non-refundable unless we can fill your spot off the waitlist. If we are able to fill your spot, the the fee is refundable less the $50 administrative fee.

 

Recertification of Wilderness First Responder - November

Saturday, November 17th - Sunday November 18th, 2018 (plus online pre-work)

About:
This hybrid course (two ~10 hour weekend days on campus, plus 4 hours of on-line work before course starts)  may be used to re-certify current Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. The hybrid format includes online coursework to be completed prior to the in-person course sessions. This course includes review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. 

Fee:
The fee for this course covers access to online materials, tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.
    - $250 for Lewis & Clark College Students
    - $335 for the general public

Schedule:
The course is planned to meet from 7:45am - 5:00pm and 6:30pm - 9:00pm Saturday, and from 8:00am - 5:00pm on Sunday. Online coursework must be completed prior to 7:45am on Saturday.

Course Location:
The in-person portion of the course is held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Material is taught indoors with frequent scenarios performed in the natural outdoor settings around campus and in the nearby forests. 
Lewis & Clark College can be accessed using Trimet line 39, but public transportation is infrequent on the weekends and therefore not always a reliable option for this course. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

How To Register:
Student registration begins the first day of fall term. To register call our office at 503-768-7116 or stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244. Payment plans are available.

General public registration begins on the second Monday of October. Register online directly through NOLS Wilderness medicine.

Cancellation Policy:
There is an administrative cancellation fee of $50, and after 30 days or fewer before the course start date the entire course fee is non-refundable unless we can fill your spot off the waitlist. If we are able to fill your spot, the the fee is refundable less the $50 administrative fee. 

Recertification of Wilderness First Responder - May

Saturday, May 25th - Sunday, May 26th, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)

About:
This course may be used to re-certify current Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. This hybrid format includes roughly 4 hours of online coursework to be completed prior to the in-person course sessions. This course includes review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. 

Fee:
The fee for this course covers access to online materials, tuition, books, and first aid materials for the scenarios. Students provide their own meals and lodging.  (No parking fees on campus in May for these dates.)
    - $250 for Lewis & Clark College Students
    - $335 for the general public

Schedule:
The course will meet from 7:45am - 5:00pm and 6:30pm - 9:00pm Friday, and from 8:00am - 6:00pm on Saturday. Roughly 4 hours of On-line coursework must be completed prior to 7:45am on Friday. 

Course Location:
The in-person portion of the course is held at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Material is taught indoors with frequent scenarios performed in the natural outdoor settings around campus and in the nearby forests. 
Lewis & Clark College can be accessed using trimet line 39, but public transportation is infrequent and therefore not a reliable option for this course. Parking is free during course days.

How To Register:
Please register directly through NOLS Wilderness Medicine at this link, unless you are a Lewis & Clark student: https://www.nols.edu/portal/wmi/courses/12152/

Lewis & Clark student registration begins the first day of spring term in January each year. Payment plans for Lewis & Clark students are available.

General public registration begins on the first business day of February. Payment is collected by NOLS and you can pay with a credit or debit card on-line. 

Cancellation Policy:
NOLS has an administrative cancellation fee and after 30 days or fewer before the course start date the entire course fee is non-refundable in most instances.  (Check with NOLS for exceptions-  their cancelation policy is on-line.)

 DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO REGISTER!

These courses are very popular and usually fill up early!
Be sure to register soon if you want a space.

To participate in one of these courses, you will be asked to sign the Lewis & Clark College Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks and Agreements of Release and Indemnity, as well as the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Student Agreement.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call College Outdoors at (503) 768-7116. Or just stop by our office on the Lewis & Clark campus in Templeton 244.