Wilderness First Responder Recertification

New York
New York
5+ Days
5+ Days

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About the trip

WFR Recertification

As part of our continued pursuit of education, {site_name} is very proud to sponsor the most widely recognized and most often required outdoor leader certification -- the Wilderness First Responder.

In order to be prequalified for this two day recertification, the candidate must have an existing WFR certification, and a current CPR Card from an approved provider.

The WFR recertification revisits a multitude of emergency wilderness protocols, from medico-legal concerns, infectious diseases and trauma to emergency evacuations, environmental threats, leadership and rescue, among others. The Patient Assessment System is fundamental to the course, while simulations and labs will hone your backcountry skills. After successful completion of the course, you will be re-equipped to assess, respond and treat ailments from sprains and allergies to dislocations and hypothermia, and be a safer, more confident backcountry explorer.

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New York
5+ Days

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Schedule and Locations

Classes will take place from approximately 8AM - 6PM on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th at the Outward Bound School in Long Island City, New York (2946 Northern Boulevard).

About the Certification

Students who successfully complete the Wilderness First Responder recertification course will receive a Wilderness First Responder card and an American Heart Association Adult Heartsaver CPR card (or equivalent). Certification is based on successful completion of the course. In order to do so, all certification candidates are required to participate in 100% of the course, as that is the best way to assess mastery of the skills involved. Instructors provide ongoing feedback and many opportunities for questions. Final assessment of each student's skills includes written and practical exams. Certification will be through Discover Outdoors, taught to the standard of the Wilderness Medical Society, American Safety and Health Institute, and Emergency Care and Safety Institute.


You should plan to wear or have with you clothing that will be appropriate to the season and location where you will be taking your course. Weather permitting, we will be spending a portion of the class time out-of-doors. The following list is to supplement the clothing you will be wearing and is to be considered a minimum. You are free bring anything else you would normally carry in the outdoors. You will be using your equipment to provide care, build splints, and to keep yourself and others warm.


  • Drivers license or identification
  • Rain gear for bad-weather days
  • Warm hat
  • Backpack
  • Two water bottles
  • Notebook with pen/pencil
  • Sleeping pad
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rope/Safety Cord
  • Extra clothing layers

Highly Recommended

  • Watch with second hand (or digital with seconds)
  • Pocket knife
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sam Splint
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

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