Hawaii Outdoors is a partner with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Together we offer Hawaii’s only Wilderness First Responder certification. Study wilderness medicine in a rain forest setting near Volcanoes National Park, on the beach in Maui, or other locations around the state. This intensive 80 hour course is a must for outdoor professionals and those wanting to get into the industry, as many jobs require this certification. Geared towards adults, the average age is 20′s and 30′s, with participants up to their 50′s and 60′s.
Learn how to confidently handle injuries in a remote setting; like wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, splinting techniques, and spinal trauma. Learn how to improvise with things available on an outdoor expedition. Students also train in CPR, triage situations and a night-time search and rescue mission.
The instructors are knowledgeable, experienced, and animated. Classroom time is never dull, with realistic practice scenarios in the outdoors. Expect good acting… and lots of fake blood! Most importantly, this course gives you the tools to make correct decisions in critical wilderness situations.
*Three credit hours are available through the University of Utah. Certification is valid for two years. Ages 16 and up.
- Wilderness First Responder
- Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2013
- Class times: 8 am-5 pm
- Location: Lahaina, Maui… Classroom on the beach!
- Cost: $1,295 includes class tuition, shared lodging in oceanfront cabins, kitchen access and airport/grocery store shuttles. Airport shuttles will be available all day on Sept. 29 and Oct. 10. A sign up sheet will be available for grocery store trips on most evenings after class.
- Cost: $995 for Maui residents only.
Enrollment is being handled through WMI of NOLS. To enroll (and you really SHOULD enroll), click HERE!
For more WFR info, visit our partner organization: