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Wilderness First Aid – Standard – New Beginnings Ranch – 04/15/2024

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Wilderness First Aid – Standard
New Beginnings Ranch • April 15, 2024


$0 due upon registration
Course starts Apr 15, 2024

Sorry, this course is not available for public registration. For more information about this course, contact us.

Full Dates: April 15, 2024 – May 17, 2024
Duration: 3 days
Price: $0

Offered as a combination course with Rescue 3 Rope Rescue Operator. For Registration, contact Andrew Saunders at

Course Description

WMTC’s standard Wilderness First Aid workshops are designed to introduce participants to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. This course may be the best choice for dealing with incidents in remote settings but within cell phone coverage.  This course focuses mostly on trauma related problems, but also covers select environmental and medical topics. The majority of the course is hands-on skills practice and simulations, and there is no formal testing. Unless indicated, CPR certification is not included.

WMTC’s WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Graduates from WMTC approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify their Wilderness First Responder or WEMT with this course if they are currently certified or within their grace period.  Click here for a list of currently WMTC approved providers.

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Location and Logistics

1824 39N Rd
Norwood, CO 81423
United States

Lead Instructor

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent has been working in first response and outdoor education since 2010. He is a Rescue 3 International Instructor Trainer in Ropes, Water, and Ice Rescue, and is an Instructor Trainer for the Wilderness Medical Training Center International. He is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities nationwide and has worked in international public health and expedition leadership for most of his professional career. He is also the regional director for the Southwest Region of Rescue 3 International.

When not teaching courses, Aaron has an obsession with whitewater paddle boarding and any other sport that gets him into the beautiful backcountry of the San Juan Mountains. He serves on the La Plata County Search and Rescue Team and is a Firefighter/EMT with the Durango Fire Protection District. He has a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education and is passionate about cross-cultural experiences.