Wilderness First Responder
- Student with Lodging
- One Student without Lodging
Wilderness First Responder
Miller’s Landing is now offering a Wilderness First Responder Class to help educate and serve our community through affordable and in-depth wilderness medical classes.
This 8-day course is intensive and covers principles of preventing and treating wilderness injuries; ideal for those that spend time recreating, working, or living in remote settings.
Students will be certified through The National Association For Search and Rescue (NASAR) by a medical professional who represents a wide range of intersectionalities and is ready to teach you valuable leadership, decision making and communication skills. Read more about the instructor below. They are dually skilled outdoor educators and medical professionals with years of experience working complex rescues and guiding groups in remote, and dynamic environments.
Wilderness First Aid (WFR) Overview
WFR course is best for individuals who are outdoor instructors and guides, backcountry rangers or wilderness therapy leaders volunteering or working multi-day to multi-week wilderness trips where medical/extrication equipment is limited, communication methods are spotty, weather and terrain are varied, and medical/rescue support is delayed.
Learn everything from rescue operations, evacuation types, patient care, leadership, risk mitigation for the environment and activity, signs/symptoms of medical, traumatic, and environmental illnesses, injuries and much more during this multi-day class.
This 8-day course through NASAR includes lunch for each day, as well as lodging for those who are travelling from outside of Seward. This class will take both inside our main office as well as two days outside. Give us a call with any questions!
Upon successful completion of the course, and written and practical examinations, students will earn:
- Wilderness First Responder
- Adult/Child CPR & AED
Our instructor, JR Hunte, has spent most of his working life in medicine, which began after high school enlisting in the US Air Force as a Medic during Desert Shield / Desert Storm, and other theatres of operation throughout his military career. He currently shares his time as an EMT with M Health Fairview Minnesota Immunization Network Initiative (MINI), providing no-cost vaccination clinics to Twin Cities Metro underserved communities (homeless, BIPOC), as a Wilderness Search and Rescue and Medicine Instructor/Evaluator with The National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR), a program coordinator for The Sierra Club creating and running outdoor programs for Veterans and BIPOC communities, and volunteers as a Wilderness K-9 Search and Rescue Technician, and Chief Training Officer with K9 Search Midwest. He also does freelance work as a CODIV Compliance officer and Set Medic for TV and Movies and has worked on commercials and TV shows such as “Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel) and “Girl Meets Farm” (Food Network). He has also served as a guide for several organizations and has worked in many environments – from the Arctic to the Desert.
When JR is not working he spends his time on a whole host of outdoor activities, with his spouse and two teenage kids, his Yellow Lab (Honey) and his Bloodhound (Daisy).
- Bring a notebook and pen or pencil
- Water bottle
- Bring warm and comfortable layers, some of the class activities happen outside
- Bring your hiking or backpacking pack so you can see the “real world” use of splinting with your own gear.
Meet at the main Miller’s Landing office at 13880 Beach Drive, Seward AK, 99664
We are a 10-minute drive from Seward AK, just down Lowell Point Road.
Our students will mainly stay at our Beach Camping Cabins along the beach overlooking the stunning Resurrection Bay. They have beds, are insulated, have wood stoves for heat, and are conveniently close to our bath and shower house and the main office. So you will need camp-cooking supplies for any snacks or dinners, there are also several restaurants in town, and we have a cafe open Thursday through Sunday.