wilderness First responder

​​Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is a 72-hour program of instruction that affords the participant the skill sets to deliver casualty care in rural, wilderness, and technical rescue environments, making critical medical and evacuation decisions. Training is conducted in the field setting through didactic, practicum and simulation training exercises (STX).​


Course Seating:
Limited to 24 Participants

Course Length:
72 hours


Abdominal Injuries

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Altitude Illness

​Athletic Injuries

Bites, Stings, and Poisoning

Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Chest Injuries

Cold Injuries

Common Wilderness Medical Problems

Communicable Disease




Fracture Management

Head Injuries

Heat Illness

Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication


Long-Term Casualty Care

Medical Decision Making

Medical Legal

Mental Health Emergencies

Patient Assessment System (PAS)

Search and Rescue


Spinal Cord Injuries


Urinary and Reproductive Issues

Wilderness Drug and First Aid Kits

Wilderness Wound Management​

Continuing Education:
Tactical Element is a Board Approved Educational Provider (50-17997) for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic (PMD) training by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Wilderness First Responder awards 12 Continuing Education (CE) Hours applicable to the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Refresher Requirements in accordance with Recertification Requirements as prescribed by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

12 CE Hours

Certifications Earned:
National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

1. The psychomotor examination of Wilderness First Responder provides a hands-on opportunity for you to demonstrate the skills you have learned and meets National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) requirements. Successful completion of the Wilderness First Responder are eligible to take the NREMT cognitive examination for certification.

2. Operational Load-Out List provided upon registration.

3. Tent and sleeping bag required.

4. How you train is how you perform! Wilderness First Responder continues forward regardless the weather (w/ exception of lightning). Be prepared to conduct training in wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.