This WEMT course, developed and provided by Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute (JHOLI), consists of the standard DOT EMT curriculum and the principles of Wilderness Medicine integrated into a month-long, 220-hour training. This course includes all the information in the Wilderness First Responder curriculum and expands each topic in anatomy, physiology, recognition and treatment, and the extended care principles and protocols as outlined by the DOT EMT curriculum.
River Rescue is a dynamic curriculum specifically written for river guides, private boaters, and kayakers, taking a river rescue course for the first time. Because of the hands on and practical nature of the course, basic river skills are a prerequisite. We emphasize identifying hazards, thinking through rescues, and rescuing yourself and other river runners. This course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers playing and working in remote settings with limited access to rescue equipment.