Caring for sick and injured people is a privilege. Preparing responders for that service is Aerie's mission.
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“As usual, you fully captured our attention with your combination of outstanding presentation skills and extensive knowledge of wilderness medicine.”
— Dr. Sara Newman, Captain, Director of Public Health, National Park Service
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are the foundation of pre-hospital medical care in the United States. EMTs gain access to and assess patients, control bleeds, stabilize fractures, administer medications, package patients and deliver them to higher levels of care.
Wilderness EMTs (W-EMTs) are EMTs who take foundational medical skills into austere environments, potentially hazardous conditions and limited resources. Aerie's Wilderness EMTs are taught to adapt to these challenges: our W-EMT classes begin with EMT coursework, then progress to backcountry scenarios, training you to care for patients in remote environments.
Aerie's Semesters offer 15 upper division college credits, EMT, Wilderness EMT, Wildland Fire Red Card, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, High Angle Rope Rescue Technician and a combination of other professional training, preparing you for a career in medical and rescue fields. We have Semesters in Costa Rica, India and Montana
Aerie Around the World
Aerie partners with the University of Pittsburgh's Anthropology Department and the Hanifl Centre to offer a unique, "Himalayan Health and Wilderness First Responder." This five and a half week program is taught by staff from U Pitt, Aerie, and the Hanifl Centre at the Centre's campus in the Indian Himalaya. It focuses on the challenges of emergency medicine, public health and medical care in the Himalayas.
Aerie partners with organizations and institutions locally and around the world.