Wilderness First Responder
May 21, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Contact us for course cost.
Join us for our annual 72-hour wilderness medicine certification course for people living in remote and rural locations, guides, tour operators, lodge owners and anyone looking to become a more competent health provider. This Wilderness First Responder (WFR) curriculum is the standard wilderness medicine class for many outdoor organizations' supervisors. The course addresses injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term injury management, improvised splint and litter construction and environmental emergencies. Approximately half of the course is classroom lecture and half practical scenarios. Students also receive American Heart Association CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification. This course is a unique opportunity for students to receive outstanding wilderness medicine training in a spectacular setting. Aerie's courses are dynamic and challenging, preparing students for travel and work in remote, outdoor settings. This WFR is ideal for individuals or outdoor leaders traveling and/or working in Central America and/or the Tropics.
We are also offering a WFR Recertification for those needing the recert on May 26 and May 27.
Course arrival and start dates:Students should plan on arriving to the Ranch no later than 8 a.m. on the morning of the first day of the class, May 21. We encourage students to arrive the night before, May 20. The night before the first day of the class is included in the cost of the class.
Course departure and end dates:The class wraps up in the afternoon of May 28, this night is included in the cost of the course. Most students will depart on the morning after, May 29.
Cost:Includes all food & lodging
National of a Central American Country: US$650
Legal Costa Rican Resident: US$750
Foreigners (non-Central American): US$850
Pricing is determined by your legal Costa Rican immigration status.
A $250 deposit will secure your spot in the course. Register here: