Wilderness, Remote & Disaster First Response

A Wilderness First Responder Certification via a Hybrid Virtual Instructor-Led Course

About this Course

This Hybrid Virtual Instructor-Led Course is the very same NASAR Wilderness First Responder course you would traditionally attend in person, however, adapted to be largely virtually presented while minimizing as much as we could the in-person presence.
This Course will be virtually conducted via Zoom Lectures along with discussions and further course work on Facebook in a Private Group. There will be 2 in-person Skills Sessions to bring together the knowledge and put skills into practice.


Lectures will be on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm via Zoom

Course Officially Start Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Mid-Term Skills Session, Saturday & Sunday, November 7-8th
Final Skills Session, Saturday & Sunday, December 5-8
Course Ends following Written Exam, December 8



  • 50% Deposit with Registration
  • Remainder due upon close of Registration on September 30th
    • Due to the short timing of registration and logistics, the Cancellation/Refund Policy is as follows:
      • Deposit is nonrefundable
      • Withdrawing from Course prior to Course Start: All monies minus Deposit will be refunded
      • Withdrawl from the course after Course Start: no refunds
  • Textbook is required
    • The textbook can be purchased on Amazon for $53 brand new. Links will be provided in the Registration confirmation email
  • Attendance to both Skills Weekend Sessions required to receive certification.
    • Lodging is available on-site via Camper or Tent
    • Meals will be the responsibility of the student. Space will be available to set up camp cooking equipment or a grill.

Live Lectures

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Via Zoom
  • 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Must attend 80% in Live Attendance (refer to Course Policies upon registration))


  • Private Course Group
  • Participate in facilitate Discussions
  • Complete class assignments and projects
  • Discuss topics with class mates

Skill Weekend Sessions

  • Mid-Term Weekend and FInals Weekend
  • Hosted in Mohawk, NY at Mohawk Fish & Game Club
  • Mandatory Attendance to receive certification
  • Space available for Campers and Tents
  • Students required to plan for meals ( Communal Food Pool option to be discussed during course)

COVID-19 Notice
Due to the current Travel Advisory in place in NY due to COVID-19, we will not be able to permit students into the course from the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KA, LA, MD, MI, MS, MN, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.

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