5-day Wilderness First Responder Course


The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. This comprehensive and practical curriculum includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. Emphasis is placed on risk management, prolonged care, advanced treatment, evacuations, and leadership. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and back-country experience. 

Dreamland Safari Tours is proud to regularly host Wilderness First Responder Courses in collaboration with excellent WFR instructors via Global Emergency Medics and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). WMA has been the leader in wilderness medicine and rescue for over thirty years. The cutting- edge curriculum is constantly updated by experienced healthcare professionals, has been taught on all 7 continents, and is recognized internationally. 

Please note: the course that we host is the accelerated 5-Day WFR which requires significant independent pre-course study before the onsite learning.  This course is ideal for busy professionals with limited time to spend in the classroom, but it entails ~25 hours of independent study prior to your first day of class.  Upon registering for the course you will receive a textbook and the log-in to your online course platform; to successfully complete this 5-Day WFR, you need to have read and understood the textbook as well as completed your on-line assignments prior to the first day of class. 

Course fees include 5 days of hands-on instruction and all course materials (textbook as well as online study materials). Course fees do NOT include Kanab lodging or meals. If you are looking to recertify your current Wilderness First Responder certification, please contact us to discuss.


Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this course.

To successfully complete this 5-Day WFR, you need to have read and understood the textbook as well as completed your on-line assignments prior to the first day of class. Typical pre-course work is ~25 hours of independent study. 

Certification Received

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
  • CPR Certification (Adult/ Child/ Infant CPR and AED training)

Re-Certification Interval

3 Years

Key Topics Covered

The WFR curriculum includes a broad range of medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, CPR, AED, and basic life support skills. Students also learn how to effectively manage respiratory and cardiac emergencies, shock, head injuries, altered mental states, wounds and burns, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocations, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, toxins, stings, poisoning, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, heat illness, lightning, drowning, submersion and medical emergencies such as severe asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. Significant emphasis is also placed on leadership, teamwork, communication, and long term patient care. And so much more…

Details & Frequently Asked Questions

The following teaching materials will be provided at no additional cost:
  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Textbook
  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Field Guide
  • Class Notes and Handouts
  • SOAP Notes
Course Completion and Grades:
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on all assigned homework and quizzes, as well as demonstrated proficiency with hands on practical skills. Students must also obtain an 80% or better on the final written exam.
Upon successful completion, students will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications from Wilderness Medical Associates. The CPR certification is based on 2015 AHA/ILCOR guidelines. All WMA certifications are valid for three years.

Recertification can be earned at any time during the three years following your course. Several different recertification options exist, including the Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course, WAFA-to-WFR Bridge Course, or the Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. Students that have a current WFR from another provider may recertify with WMA. Please contact us to ensure approval.

WFR-specific Cancellation Policy:
  • For all courses cancelled more than 60 days from course start date a full refund minus $50 registration fee.
  • For cancellations less than 60 days, but more than 4 weeks from course start date students receive a 50% refund.
  • For cancellations less than 4 weeks from course start date there is no refund.




5 Days


Kanab, UT

Please note: This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

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