Mother Nature Never Quits

Even During a Pandemic, Backcountry
Medicine is More Important Than Ever.


Online/Hybrid WFA Course

Since the pandemic has created a renewed emphasis on how how we learn; now that in-person gatherings are far and few between, we just launched a BRAND NEW Hybrid/Online course: Hybrid Wilderness First Aid! Click below to Learn More…


Free Course: Tick Safety

American Dog Tick - adult femaleIn 2011 (after getting so much traffic that it actually crashed our website), we created the National Tick Safety program, located at — a website, geared toward just tick safety awareness and education.

Then in 2012, we began Testing Ticks for Lyme disease, and have seen a steady growth in tick encounters (& Lyme disease) nationwide…until now. This year alone, we’ve seen the largest increase in tick encounters and submissions for tick identification and testing ever! 😳


Identify a Tick for Free (Deer, Lone Star, Dog, Gulf) Test a Tick for Lyme Disease

Required by many outdoor programs (such as Scouts BSA for Philmont, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, etc.) this 16-hour course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a wilderness setting where help may be delayed.

This specialized two and a half day course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote and often cold, wet environment. WFA Afloat is packed with hands-on scenarios, all pertaining to water-related emergencies. 

Wilderness First Responder is considered the industry standard for all outdoor professionals, trail and river guides, SAR personnel, trip leaders, etc. This 80-hour intensive course includes a wide range of topics including long-term patient care, evacuation and more!

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Celebrating 16 Years of Wilderness Medicine Education + Training
Center for Wilderness Safety is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that specializes in wilderness & remote medicine education and training. For over fifteen years, CWS has been one of the predominant programs in the field of wilderness medicine, offering courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Aid Afloat, Wilderness First Responder, and more. CWS is an affiliate of the Wilderness Medical Society and is a nationally-recognized provider of wilderness medicine programs, recognized and approved by the American Camp Association, the American Canoe Association, as well as Scouts BSA for all High Adventure & camping programs. We proudly use LiveChat as our customer service provider.