Wilderness First Responder

Get a 3-Year WFR Certification

Dates:       March 7-15, 2020

Course Location:    13220 Yates Ford Road, Clifton VA 20124

Course Instructor:  Dave Boynton

SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses are the recognized industry standard for backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, river guides, ski patrollers, and students in outdoor recreation programs. The WFR is an eight to nine-day comprehensive course that covers the standards of backcountry medicine. Students will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in areas including musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, and other medical emergencies.

SOLO Southeast’s WFR courses place an emphasis on leadership, prevention, and decision-making, giving you the tools to make critical decisions in remote wilderness locations. Skills are gained in traditional classroom sessions as well as through participation in practical skills scenarios.

Wilderness First Responder is a 3-year certification. This course includes CPR

Certifications Received:

    3-Year Wilderness First Responder Certification
    CPR Certification

Recommended For: 

    Backcountry Trip Leaders
    Camp Counselors
    River Guides
    Ski Patrollers
    Students in Outdoor Recreation Programs

Wildernerss First Responder

$775 per Course
  • Lodging (Optional): Shared Bunkhouse on-site for 10 nights- $150
  • Camping Free!
  • Meals: Kitchen and food storage available on-site for personal meals
  • Nearest Airport: Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 30 miles
  • 2nd nearest Airport: Ronald Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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Packing List


You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing.

Necessary items (for all classes)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Some snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional items

(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)

  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Footwear you don't mind getting wet
  • Knife
  • Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
  • Head light
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)