Course Schedule

wma-logoAdventure Risk Management is proud to be a sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates courses, the recognized leader of wilderness medicine training worldwide. This medical training is intended for those who regularly venture to remote or wilderness environments, where calling ‘911’ just isn’t an option.
Course Offerings

Our Instructors
We are proud to feature Wilderness Medical Associates Instructors on our courses- Click here for background information on our most frequent instructors.



Wilderness First Responder- 5 Day Format

  • This specialized format is ideal for those who seek a shorter on-site time commitment, as well as the willingness & ability to complete an extensive Pre-Course Study Process including 25 hours of self-study and an online Pre-Course Exam prior to your arrival.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This course has a Registration Deadline of 14 days prior to start date to ensure adequate time to complete the Pre-Course Study Process.
Start-End Course Location Amenities Days Tuition
8/19/17- 8/23/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
9/23/17- 9/27/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
10/25/17-10/29/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
11/11/17-11/15/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
12/2/17-12/6/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
12/16/17-12/20/17 WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
WFR, 5 Day Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
5 $649 enroll
  • Your Pre-Course Study Materials will be emailed to you when your Registration Request is received and Confirmed. Textbook shipping is included in the tuition cost– be sure to specify the mailing address where you would like to receive it.
  • REGISTER EARLY: This course format is very popular, and has a very low maximum enrollment- courses regularly fill to capacity!
  • Looking for a course for a group of 12 or more? Contact Us to arrange a private course!


Wilderness First Responder (8 Day Format)

  • More courses may be added soon- check back with us!

 


Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA, 36 hours, 4 days)

    • More courses may be added soon- check back with us!


WAFA to WFR ‘Bridge’ Course (36 hours, 4 days)

  • More courses may be added soon- check back with us!

 



Wilderness First Aid (WFA, 18 hours, 2 days)

  • Intended for: Recreationalists, or those seeking a solid introduction to the concepts of wilderness medicine.
Start-End Course Location Amenities Days Tuition
2018 dates TBA WFA- Extended Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
3 $349 enroll
11/18/17-11/19/17 Wilderness First Aid Idyllwild, CA Camping/
lodging available
2 $229 enroll
  • The Extended WFA course is a 3 day, expanded curriculum to satisfy the training standards for Sierra Club Leaders. This course is only available to WTC Sierra Club Leaders.
  • Optional pre-course textbook shipping is available in the registration form- be sure to add $9 shipping & handling.
  • Looking for a course for a group of 12 or more? Contact Us to arrange a private course!
  • REGISTER EARLY: Registrations received within 14 days of course start date are subject to a $30 Late Registration Fee.


Open Recertification Course (27 hours, 3 days)

  • Intended for: Those looking to recertify an existing WFR or WEMT certification. Professional level CPR Certification is included in this course.Prerequisites include: Certification must be 64 continual hours in wilderness-based medical training, within three years of the Open Recertification Course. Completion of an extensive pre-course study packet (included in the course tuition), which is due on the morning of the first day of the course.
  • You are responsible to ensure your eligibility for this course- contact Wilderness Medical Associates at 207.730.7331. Ineligible certifications will be subject to the Registration, Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
Start-End Course Location Amenities Days Tuition
9/29/17-
10/1/17
Open Recertification Idyllwild Camping/
lodging available
3 $379-$359 enroll
 Open Recertification  Idyllwild Camping/
lodging available
3 $379-$359  enroll
  • Your Pre-Course Study Guide will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration. Your original course textbooks will be necessary to complete the Guide- if you would like to receive your course text prior to the course, please add $9 shipping/handling in your registration form.
  • Looking for a course for a group of 12 or more? Contact Us to arrange a private course!
  • REGISTER EARLY: Registrations received within 14 days of course start date are subject to a $30 Late Registration Fee.


Wilderness EMT ‘Upgrade’ (WEMT, 45 hours, 5 days)

  • Intended for: Those who hold medical training or certification at the level of EMT or higher. Prerequisites include: EMT certification (or currently enrolled in a course) or Paramedic. RN’s, PA’s or MD’s may also participate in the course for an WEMT Audit card.
Start-End Course Location Amenities Days Tuition
WEMT Upgrade Idyllwild Camping/
lodging available
5 $659 enroll
  • Earn Continuing Education Units for this course! WMA is a CECBEMS-approved EMS training provider.
  • Optional pre-course textbook shipping is available in the registration form- be sure to add $9 shipping & handling.
  • Looking for a course for a group of 12 or more? Contact Us to arrange a private course!
  • REGISTER EARLY: Registrations received within 14 days of course start date are subject to a $30 Late Registration Fee.
Registration, Cancellation and Transfer Policy


Registration, Cancellation and Transfer Policy Read this Policy carefully- regardless of the nature of your cancellation or transfer request (illness, injury, family emergency, work responsibility, etc.) the terms of this policy will apply to your Registration! The Adventure Risk Management Registration, Cancellation and Transfer Policy is based upon our goal to deliver quality, well-planned courses for our clients. Late cancellations and transfers place courses at risk of cancellation, creating hardship and frustration for other registered clients. Further, once a client is confirmed on a course, Adventure Risk Management incurs multiple expenses that cannot be recovered after a cancellation. Registration: All courses require full payment to reserve a space. All registered participants must be 18 years of age to participate in a course, or the parent or legal guardian must be present throughout the course. Registration Requests received within 14 days of Day 1 are subject to a $30 Late Registration fee. Adventure Risk Management reserves the right to decline any Registration Request. Transfer or Cancellation (5 Day WFR only):

 Transfer or Cancellation (Courses other than 5 Day WFR):

Course Textbook costs If you cancel your registration, the cost of any course textbook (plus shipping fees) that you may have received pre-course will be in addition to any cancellation processing fees. In the event that your course cancels for any reason, you will be responsible for the cost of any textbook(s) that were mailed to you prior to your course. To avoid these costs, any textbook must be returned to us within one week of a cancellation notification, and must be in absolutely new, re-usable condition. (As of December 2015, ‘Wilderness and Rescue Medicine’ cost is $45. ‘Outward Bound Wilderness First Aid Handbook’ is $15.95) Eligibility, Course Participation, Certification You are responsible to ensure your own eligibility for any course (i.e. Recertification or Bridge courses) prior to your arrival. No refunds or credits will be issued for any of the following circumstances:

Course Policies In the interest of a healthy, conducive learning environment, all students are expected to adhere to the following Course Policies:

Adventure Risk Management reserves the right to dismiss any student from a course due to violation of any course policy or disruptive behaviors, with no refund or transfer credit. Course Cancellation Though uncommon, Courses or Events may be cancelled for reasons outside of the control of Adventure Risk Management (i.e. low enrollment, weather, etc.). In the event of such cancellation, you will receive a full refund, or you may transfer to another Course with no additional fee. Adventure Risk Management will not be financially responsible for any client travel or lodging expenses, or for any other client preparations made for a Course or Event. ©2017 Adventure Risk Management

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Verification of Accuracy and Full Disclosure Statement

I understand and acknowledge that Adventure Risk Management is not making a determination of my fitness for a course, training or event; rather, I represent to Adventure Risk Management and verify that I am physically fit and ready for the course, training or event.

I understand and acknowledge that my failure to disclose relevant information may result in harm to myself and others during a course, training or event. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Apogee Endeavors, LLC dba Adventure Risk Management (hereafter referred to as ‘Adventure Risk Management’) and its affiliates, members, officers, employees, independent contractors and other agents from any claims I may make for personal injuries or death to myself and from the claims of third parties whose injury or death I may have contributed to or caused as a result of my failure to disclose any such information.

   I represent and warrant that I have provided all material and important information to Adventure Risk Management pertaining to my medical, mental, and physical condition, in view of my participation on a course or training. I agree to notify the Lead Instructor if there is any change in my physical, mental, or medical condition prior to my scheduled course or training. I further represent and warrant that this information is complete and accurate.

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Parent or legal guardian is required to be present at all courses.

Due to insurance regulations and the policies of facilities where our courses are provided, all minor students (less than 18 years of age at the time of the course) must have their parent or legal guardian present, attending as a fully-registered student.

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John Jacobs Background

20070118_WMA_0003_lowres_cropWilderness Medicine Instructional Experience

 

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Outdoor Education Industry Experience

Rescue & Emergency Medicine Experience

Other Outdoor Industry Experience

IMG16_CropOutdoor Recreation Interests & Experience

Mountain adventure sports have been a central part of John’s entire life. He is well-versed in all disciplines of climbing including mountaineering, traditional & sport climbing, ice climbing, bouldering in locations across Western North America including Alaska, Coast Range, Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, and Mexico. In addition to his climbing interests, he has done extensive long-distance hiking, and backcountry skiing. A few of his notable achievements include:

Climbing

Hiking

Backcountry Skiing

 

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Bill 'Jobi' Hanson Background

JobiHanson1Bill ‘Jobi’ Hanson has been an EMT since 1989, and a Paramedic since 2000. He began his career in pre-hospital medicine as a combat medic for the US Army. Since then he has worked urban EMS in Boston and rural EMS in Vermont, Oregon, and Colorado as well as on a professional ski patrol, on a critical-care transport service, and as a Flight Paramedic on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.  Jobi also worked for several years as a wilderness educator, rock-climbing guide, and program director for Outward Bound and similar organizations with groups ranging from juvenile offenders to corporate executives.  Currently he works as a Helicopter Rescue Specialist and Crew Chief for Travis County STAR Flight in Austin, Tx. In his spare time he rock-climbs, paddles, scuba dives, and trains for triathlons. 

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Deb Ajango Background

DebAjangoDeb Ajango has instructed for Wilderness Medical Associates International for more than a dozen years. She lives in Alaska and has traveled the state extensively. Besides teaching classes for WMA, she owns and operates a business in outdoor safety. Deb’s claim to fame is that she and her husband have actually been attacked (and husband mauled) by a grizzly bear.

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Ben Dowdy Background

BenDowdyBen Dowdy has been involved with the outdoors since childhood, and in EMS since 2003. He has worked in eastern Kentucky as a paramedic, tactical medic, and EMS educator. In 2012, he worked in Yellowstone National Park as a paramedic. In addition to teaching all around the US for WMA, Ben is involved with Eastern Kentucky University’s paramedic program and performs SAR and technical rescue in the Red River Gorge area. When not working for SOMEBODY, he racks up plenty of trail and rock time in the southeastern US.

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