Wilderness First Responder
For more info visit WMA (Wilderness Medical Associates).
The WFR course offers fast-paced hands-on training in backcountry medicine.
Mornings are devoted to lecture while afternoons and evenings are spent outside working on practical skills. Students perform in full-scale rescue simulations (complete with fake wounds and stage blood) and learn to respond in a crisis.
Getting your WFR will help you get any number of jobs in outdoor fields and is great knowledge to have if you spend a lot of time in the wilderness.
The course is exceptionally affordable to University of Redlands students through a generous Emergency Preparedness Grant provided to make OP’s trips safer, as well as make the campus community better prepared for emergencies.