The 5-day Accelerated Wilderness EMT course was built for recreators and professionals practicing in environments with an extended or non-existent medical response system. Certified at the EMT level or above, students rapidly learn to apply their pre-existing medical knowledge in austere and resource-limited environments. Uniquely enabled by the wide-range of medical expertise students bring to the course, instructors place special emphasis on facilitating knowledge-sharing discussions and debriefs throughout the course. Course topics roughly follow The 9 Line Wilderness First Responder curriculum and include significant opportunity for deeper investigation and discussion.
To reinforce proficiency and real-life application of skills, the course features didactic instruction, ongoing high-fidelity simulation, scenarios of varied length, structured debriefs, one night sessions, two trail days, and an extended field training exercise to conclude the course. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment/gear to learn and practice techniques specifically relevant to their own wilderness routine.
Graduates receive Wilderness EMT certification, valid for 2 years. Providers may be eligible for continuing education credit depending on certification. Graduates are encouraged to continue their education with a 25% discount on any other certification course.