WFR Wilderness First Responder Training

African Environments are once again teaming up with wilderness medicine experts Sentinel Outdoor Institute of the USA to offer Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness First Aid (WFA)training in Arusha, Tanzania. There wil also be refresher courses for those who already completed the course.

  • Wilderness First Response course 26th April to the 5th May 2013
  • Wilderness First Response Refresher 2nd to the 4th April and 22nd to the 24th April 2013
  • Wilderness First Aid course 18th to the 20th April 2013in Arusha

This certification is a ‘must have’ for all serious professional guides and is rapidly being regarded as the world standard in outdoor medical care. Aerie will be flying over a hugely experienced instructor to run this course to the same exacting standards as their US course.

The 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care for injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun.

The internationally recognized Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses address injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term patient management, improvised splint and litter construction, and environmental emergencies while stressing the thought processes unique to caring for patients in remote environments. Our instructors are professional care providers with many years of outdoor leadership experience. Students passing the course will also receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification.

Applicants should have some background first aid knowledge as this is not a beginner’s course – students are expected to study before and during the course and there is an exam at the end.

Course fees are US$580 per person for the full WFR course, places are allocated on a first come first served basis – full details and a $200 non-refundable deposit secures a place. The balance of the payment will be due 4 weeks before the course.
For those travelling from further afield African Environments are offering fully catered tented accommodation in our compound for US$700 for the 11 nights of the course. Please contact us for more details.

For bookings and enquiries contact Richard Beatty on

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