Center for Wilderness Safety

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Center for Wilderness Safety has been offering wilderness & remote medicine education and training programs for nearly two decades. CWS specializes in teaching courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT, along with various Community Health and Safety CPR & First Aid courses.

Center for Wilderness Safety works with many groups and organizations such as Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America), National Park Service, USGS, EPA, Sierra Club, and many more – to promote the development and personal implementation of both the clinical and fundamental skills necessary in the field of wilderness emergency medicine.

Center for Wilderness Safety's instructors are some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and passionate wilderness medical practitioners (and experiential educators) in the field of wilderness medicine. Our professional staff have years of experience with leading remote trips, ski patrol, ambulance and clinical practice, technical rescue, and traveling in some of the most remote and challenging wild places around the world.

Introducing NEW Blended Learning Classes

Interactive Content

Learn through various presentations and interactive lessons, before moving on to take the hands-on portion of class to practice and perfect your life-saving first aid skills.

Work at Your Own Pace

Take the course at your very own pace; on your schedule, wherever you are! Finish assignments as you go & chat with instructors anytime.

Built-In Assessments

Students are able to demonstrate what they have learned by taking quizzes and assessments, as well as by uploading photos of their work to be critiqued.

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