Wilderness First Responder RE-Certification March 9-11th, 2020

Re-Certification Course


The Open Recertification has been specifically designed for recertifications of WFR and WEMT training. Successful candidates of this course will receive Wilderness Medical Associates’ Anaphylaxis and BLS/Healthcare Provider-level CPR certifications as well as the appropriate certification – WFR or WEMT.  If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let us know when registering and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.

All recertifications include some pre-course work. We suggest registering at least 2 weeks before the course to allow sufficient time to review and finish the pre-course work.

Note: Only WMA International graduates are eligible to use this course as a WEMT recertification. For the WEMT recertification to be valid, WEMTs must have either a current license or certificate as an EMT-B or higher.

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Location: Lone Pine CA

Cost: $385

Duration: 24 hours of instruction

Participants: 6 minimum, 30 maximum

Prerequisites: Open to all current WMA certified WFR’s and other qualifying WFRs. Qualified WFR training agencies, include NOLS, SOLO & Remote Medical. Other certifying agency may be accepted on a case by case bases. Inquire for more information.

Please note all participants recertify before their WFR expires. Pay close attention, some trainers only provide a 2 year certification.

Best Suited For:

  • Disaster Relief Personnel and Volunteers
  • Outdoor Educators
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Military
  • Researchers
  • Search and Rescue Personnel and Volunteers
  • Anyone with the desire to develop skills beyond the Wilderness First Aid level

Key Topics Covered

The WFR curriculum includes a broad range of medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, CPR, AED, and basic life support skills. Students also learn how to effectively manage respiratory and cardiac emergencies, shock, head injuries, altered mental states, wounds and burns, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocations, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, toxins, stings, poisoning, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, heat illness, lightning, drowning, submersion and medical emergencies such as severe asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. Significant emphasis is also placed on leadership, teamwork, communication, and long term patient care. And so much more…

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Course Location:

Lone Pine Lion’s Club- located behind McDonalds on Main St.




This is a fast-paced course with 3 full 9 hour days of class and some pre-course work to be completed.  Expect some classroom and mostly outside, hands-on practice.  All participants must attend 100% of class and appropriately demonstrate all skills to be eligible to pass.

What to Bring:

Come prepared with adequate clothing for the weather and time of year. (There can be large swings in temperature this time of year) We will be outside (rain or shine) during the day/evening (bring a headlamp). All students need a watch (not a cell phone) with the ability to read seconds for assessing vital signs. Bring paper, pens/pencils and highlighters as needed. Students must have a pair of sturdy closed-toed shoe to where during drills. Each student is required to bring one full set of old clothing that may be used during a first aid simulation. The clothes will be cut up, thrashed, mangled and stained (there will be bush whacking). Please bring pants, shirt, etc. that will be sufficient to keep you warm for long periods of time while lying on the ground without insulation. Students should also bring a good sized (45L+) personal backpack and any other personal equipment they would like to use during a simulation. Bring previous course books and study materials.

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There are many options in and outside of Lone Pine, but these are all within easy walking distance from our classroom:

  •  Whitney Portal Hostel offers separate male and female rooms from $30.
  • The Dow Villa has affordable private rooms with an outdoor hot tub to enjoy the view of the mountains.
  • Portagee Joe’s Campground has pit toilets, potable water, picnic tables and fire rings for $14.


To keep costs as low as possible, food is not included in the price of the course. Lunch breaks lasting between 45 minutes and an hour will be scheduled each day. There are several food options within a few blocks of the classroom, and our classroom is equipped with a kitchen (sink, stovetop/oven, microwave) that is available for student use. Students are responsible for keeping the kitchen clean.

Custodial Responsibilities:

Students are expected to pitch in to keep our learning environments clean and organized. This includes monitoring trash and recycling, organizing tables and chairs, doing your dishes, etc. We strive towards minimizing our impact as much as possible. Bring insulated mugs instead of disposable cups, etc.

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**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**