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    Hey there i'm a looking for information on a wilderness emt course. im already a emt1. im looking to get my Wemt but have not had much luck on finding courses. was hoping some one out there might be able to shed some light on the subject for me

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    I took a wilderness first aid course from these guys: http://www.wildmedcenter.com/schedule.html

    The other one I heard of was this: http://www.wildmed.com/

    I had to wait a while to find a course that was in my area (Seattle). It might mean traveling to take the class.
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    Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI), operates within NOLS
    Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)

    They offer courses

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    thanks for the help but i need something in the state of AK. not worth the cost of plane tickets plus class cost and houseing. i know there has got to be something in the state i just can't find where.

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    If your looking for a Wilderness First Responder Course, APU is having one beginning on April 29th thru May 3rd. The student cost is $375, not sure of the cost for nonstudents.

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    The Red Cross occasionally runs a Wilderness First Aid course. I've seen them put it on in Fairbanks so I assume they may do one in Anchorage, as well.

    Update: I found it mentioned here: http://alaska.redcross.org/index.php...ass_Alternates
    but didn't see that particular class on any of the schedules. It might be worth it to call them.
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    If you complete the infamous "woofer" course (Wilderness First Responder) you will upgrade your EMT to a "WEMT." At least in the eyes of WMI.

    That is a 80-hour course. Wilderness First Aid won't cut it.

    I didn't see any courses scheduled in Alaska in 2009 on the WMI page, except in Juneau in August. But I know there are always some around the state every year...Talkeetna usually has a WFR course every spring, not sure who sponsors it. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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    Knick Canoers & Kayakers (http://www.kck.org) has a few members that usually keep track of who's doing WFR classes. As I recall, they even sponsored on a year or two ago, and have a couple members that are involved in teaching them. If you go to their website and sign up to their email list server, you can send a message to the few hundred people on that list. You should get an answer within a day. It's a free service, and you don't have to join KCK to use it.

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    You could try UAF, I took the Wilderness 1st Responder course thru UAF this spring. You need to sign up early the class was wait listed and people flew up from Wash. to go to this class. I think the course number was EMS 195, this is thru the Tanana Valley Campus.

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    i forgot about the WFR course upgrade for EMTs, to WEMT. that is your best try at this.

    http://www.climbalaska.org/wfr.html

    http://www.safetyed.net/

    i've taken it through deb (2nd one noted) and she teaches for AK Mountaineering school, great class

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    Alaska mountaineering school as mentioned above has scheduled their WFR course for the spring (as well as a WFR refresher.) www.climbalaska.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by aksportsmen View Post
    Hey there i'm a looking for information on a wilderness emt course. im already a emt1. im looking to get my Wemt but have not had much luck on finding courses. was hoping some one out there might be able to shed some light on the subject for me
    I think the way to go is to take a WFR course, then a bridge course to "link" the two. I can second the recommendation to take the WFR course from Deb Ajango at safetyed.net. She's the best instructor I've ever had for anything! Good luck.

    -Tom-

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    Quote Originally Posted by aksportsmen View Post
    Hey there i'm a looking for information on a wilderness emt course. im already a emt1. im looking to get my Wemt but have not had much luck on finding courses. was hoping some one out there might be able to shed some light on the subject for me
    I think the way to go is to take a WFR course, then a bridge course to "link" the two. I can second the recommendation to take the WFR course from Deb Ajango at safetyed.net. She's the best instructor I've ever had for anything! Good luck.

    -Tom-

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