MOSS Wilderness First Responder Course students

Wilderness Medicine

The McCall Outdoor Science School is a premier location to learn Wilderness Medicine. We provide a unique setting that allows for your coursework to take place in the field: cold-related illness is taught along the lakeshore, night rescues are taught in our 1,300 acre State Park and patient transfer is practiced with our local EMS provider. This is a great place to take your skills to the next level, increase your value as an employee and to solidify your status as an outdoor professional.

For example, the ten-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is an intensive 80-hour curriculum sponsored by the nationally recognized National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Dynamic, experienced instructors, who have practiced both wilderness and urban medicine, will train participants on current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. Participants will review and practice evacuation and decision-making guidelines. Additionally, participants will have opportunities to ask questions based on real life experiences and practice challenging wilderness scenarios and case studies.

Adult/child CPR certification is included. The WFR course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT continuing education credits by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

To register, contact Sacha Jackson, MOSS registrar, at (888) 634-3918.