Becoming a Wilderness First Responder

Becoming a Wilderness First Responder

In an emergency situation, conventional medial assistance is not always readily available. The University of Kentucky is offering a course to teach you to become a wilderness first responder.

Renown as industry standard training and certification for guides and trip leaders; UK is proud to offer the wilderness first responder course. Teaching methods include an emphasis on instructive lectures and hands-on, experiential workshops and scenarios. Pulling it all together in a backcountry setting, and illustrating what it truly takes to evacuate an injured or ill person.

The course is open to UK/EKU students, UK faculty/staff and non-UK participants. Contact Geri Philpott for more info on the course:

The University of Kentucky’s Wilderness First Responder course is affiliated with Landmark Learning and The National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Medicine Institute. Click below for more information:


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  1. Jake Forester on May 16, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Nice video. Good idea for the accident: Plausable, resulting in multiple patients, and a variety of severe injuries. Glad you’re putting on a program like this. Good luck!
    Jim (WFR)

  2. François Ratel on May 16, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    As a french red cross first responder it s really funny to see they différents way to handle a multiples victimes situation.

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