design and teach courses that help people prepare for safe wilderness
experiences and cope with emergencies in both wilderness and urban
situations. The long courses (Wilderness First Responder and WEMT Upgrade) are
designed mainly for people who have a duty to act, or are responsible
for the safety of others: trip leaders and guides, ski patrollers, and
rescue team members; and for people who do serious wilderness
activities that take them far from medical help. The shorter courses, Wilderness First Aid and Basic WFA, teach what
recreationists and leaders of short wilderness trips need to know, with
a lot of hands-on skills and scenario practice packed into relatively
If you have a group of people who need training and
certification in any of my courses, I can come to your facility and
teach the course. My rates are reasonable, and I offer discounts to
volunteer-based, non-profit organizations. Just send me an e-mail and
let me know what you need.
am the program author and instructor trainer for my Wilderness
Emergency Care program, adopted by the National Association for Search and Rescue (www.nasar.org). So I can train
and certify NASAR WFA and WFR/WEMTU instructors, and help develop
local programs. The WEC program web site is www.wildernessemergencycare.org.
In our instructor courses, you will learn course and lesson planning,
management, administration, evaluation, and testing. But you will
spend most of our class time preparing and practicing lessons, then
getting feedback from other participants. So you will learn by doing,
and we learn from each other. Any questions? Send me an e-mail - just
click on my e-mail address below.
My textbook, Wilderness Emergency Care, shows you how to do
wilderness emergency care skills, step by step, as well as explaining
the topics. It is available from NASAR and Amazon. My Instructor Guide helps instructors plan, organize, and
teach the NASAR wilderness courses, or any other courses that focus on
practical skills. It is freely available to NASAR instructors in a NASAR dropbox.