Austere First Responder (AFR/WFR)

Our comprehensive 8-day Austere First Responder course is specifically designed for remote professionals and wilderness leaders who venture into challenging and remote environments.

During this course, you will learn critical skills such as incident management, patient assessment, spine injury assessment and management, wounds and burns management, and environmental medicine, to name a few.

With a focus on hands-on training, our expert instructors will provide you with the practical knowledge and tools necessary to manage emergencies and injuries in austere environments. Don’t let a lack of medical facilities or rescue services hold you back – enroll in our Austere First Responder course today and be ready to respond when it matters most.

Austere Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that is oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extended time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.


Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Austere First Responder (AFR/WFR) and Adult CPR from AEMED. Certification is valid for three years.

More information about course specifics is available on the AEMED website.


  • No prior experience is required to take the Austere First Responder course.
  • Students must be at least 16 years old with parental consent.


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. We are committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.


THB 24,995


This is an 8-day course and runs from 08:30-18:00 each day (Total 72 hours classroom time)

Is this course for me?

This course is designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who work or venture into challenging and remote environments. If you are someone who spends extended periods of time in remote or austere environments where medical facilities or rescue services may not be readily available, then this course is for you.

What will I learn?
  • Introduction to Austere Medicine
  • Incident Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • BLS
  • Medicolegal
  • Managing Critical Problems with Critical Systems
  • Spine Injury Assessment, Management, Packaging and Transport
  • MSK Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Medical Illness in Austere Environments
  • Wounds & Burns
  • Thermoregulation
  • Cold Injuries
  • Toxins
  • Arthropod Disease Vectors
  • Intake Mediated Issues
  • Electricity & Lightning
  • Submersion Injury
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Altitude Illness
  • Appropriate Equipment & Technology
  • Scuba Injury
  • Child Birth
  • MCI Emergency Simulations
What is included?
  • Instruction
  • Equipment
  • Teaching materials
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Insurance
What should I bring?
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes or boots
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Waterproof clothing for being outside for hours at a time in any weather
  • Equipment you might use in your outdoor activities
  • Daypack
  • A set of clothing (pants & shirt) that may get ripped or stained, for use during simulations
  • A stopwatch, watch, or another device for counting seconds
  • Any personal medications
  • Any device with internet connectivity for test taking
  • If you are recertifying your AFR/WFR through this course: a copy of your past AFR/WFR and CPR certifications

**Our course requires a minimum of 6 participants to run.

** If we fail to meet the minimum enrollment threshold, all customers who signed up will receive a full refund.

**Groups are welcome to inquire about the possibility of organizing a session.