Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

CMRCA hosts Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates International.


The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Course Topics

The Wilderness First Responder curriculum is written in-house by a team of remote medical rescue researchers and professionals. Ongoing evidence based research and review contributes to a unique and innovative approach to patient care in backcountry and austere settings. The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting-edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

Upon successful completion candidates will receive certification in Wilderness First Response and Adult CPR.

No prior experience is required to take the WFF course. Students must be at least 16 years old. Space is limited.


  • The course will be taught primarily in English with Thai translation.  Materials will be in English with Thai powerpoint.
  • Food is not included.
  • Please visit the CMRCA office if you would like to sign up and pay in person.

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


29,995 THB

***NOTE: Your booking date will be the first day of your eight consecutive day program.

    Is this course for me?

    If you want to be trained by world-class instructors on the most advanced wilderness first aid curriculum then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
    • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic Life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
    • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
    • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
    • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
    • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
    • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
    • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.
    What is included?
    • Instruction
    • Equipment
    • Teaching materials
    • Coffee, tea, and snacks
    • Water
    • Insurance
    • 10% off purchase at CMRCA Adventure Store
    • 500 THB off additional courses
    • One day bouldering gym pass
    What is not included?

    Lunch is not provided, but can be purchased on the day of the course for 80 THB.

    What should I bring?
    • Notebook
    • Pen
    • Closed Toed Shoes
    • Comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Equipment you might use in your outdoor activities