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Wilderness First Responder


January 18-25, 2015

The Wilderness First Responder Course is ideal for scout leaders, camp counselors 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.

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Our Wilderness First 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.

Cost: $795. Lodging and meals are included, however required course materials must be purchased separately and obtained in advance.
Cost for National Park Service employees: $676

Click here to see flier with more information on Wilderness First Responder.

Additional Information:

All participants are required to have completed Professional Level CPR before attending, or CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Either American Heart Association or Red Cross standards are sufficient. If you do not have this, you need to contact Kirk Harris, the instructor, at 865-539-6904 or HarrisK@RoaneState.edu.

Participants are required to bring 2 sets of clothing that can be destroyed in scenario training. Also safety glasses for scenario training and 2 flashlight sources, one being a headlamp for the night time scenario.

Certification lasts 2 years, and may be renewed by attending our Wilderness First Responder Refresher.

Required Course Materials
(must be purchased in advance)

Medicine for the Outdoors
5th Edition
by Paul Auerbach, M.D.
ISBN# 978-0-323-06813-0
Cost: approximately $30

EMR Complete
by Daniel Limmer
Publisher Brady
ISBN# 0135037719
Cost: approximately $95

Books can be ordered by calling (865) 882-4671.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to two weeks prior to the program start date will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee.