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Empowerment Through Training and Experience



The WMAI curriculum is designed and continually reviewed by world class medical practitioners.  Our instructors are top-notch professionals working in the fields of medicine, rescue, science, guiding and leadership.  

We do what we teach.

Our courses stress real world  situations with realistic simulations.

Certified by:

WMA: Wilderness Medical Associates International

2-day Wilderness First Aid

4-day Wilderness Advanced First Aid

4-day Bridge (from WAFA) to Wilderness First Responder


Wilderness First Responder

   5-day Hybrid Wilderness First Responder

   (has 25-30 hours of pre-course work)

   7-day, 8-day Wilderness First Responder


Wilderness EMS Upgrade 5 day

(must be a currently certified EMR, EMT or above to attend)   

Upcoming Courses





17-24 May 2024: Grand Marais, MN

Full WFR (Wilderness First Responder). 

no pre-course work required

This listing includes room and board.

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program 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. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. 


25-26 May 2024 Grand Marais, MN

 Hybrid WFR Recertification

Camp Menogyn YMCA

8:00am to 6pm each day

Two days of live training and one day of online pre-course work that needs to be completed three days in advance of the class start. You can recertify any current WFR certification where the original course was 64 hours or more

To register click this link:


contact our host Forrest directly:

P: (763) 230-9310

C: (612) 615-5846



27-31 December 2024

Hybrid WFR recertification, New Paltz, NY

hosted by AVH Global LLC at Mohonk Preserve Visitor's center



Also offering courses certified by:

Mental Health First Aid

American Red Cross

Health & Safety Institute: formerly American Safety and Health Institute

Please reach out to: to host any of these trainings or bring a private course to your group

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