Guide or Professional Wilderness First Responder Training
We'd love the opportunity to discuss what we could offer you. We have 1,000+ acres of private land near Pikes Peak or we can travel to your site. We offer significant discounts for groups or when our classes are bundled (for example, a 2 or 7 day medical class plus our 3 day survival class).
Our Lead Medical Instructor at Colorado Mountain Man Survival LLC is a Paramedic and hold numerous certifications making him fully qualified to teach this class. As a former guide, SAR team member and a paramedic he knows how dangerous the backcountry can be. He also knows the anxiety that a company owner feels when even experienced guides take clients on trips.
We teach a number of wilderness medical classes, from 20 hour weekend Wilderness First Aid (WFA) classes through our flagship medical class, the Basic Wilderness Life Support, a wilderness first responder (WFR) course created by the physicians that are wilderness fellows with the University of Utah School of Medicine. We also offer a three day add-on “Basic Outdoor Skills” that teaches and demonstrates using modern survival techniques. This class exceeds the 30 hours that OSHA recommends for “Cold Weather Exposure Training”.
Jeffs background is in guiding, search and rescue, wilderness medicine, working as a paramedic in a busy 911 system and teaching pre-hospital emergency medicine (EMT-B and AEMT) at a major Level 1 Trauma hospital in Denver. He'staken care of thousands of patients with thousands (and thousands...) of hours worked in emergency medicine. Because of this, he is able to teach from a position of practical knowledge and experience rather than just what someone else wrote in a book.
Our teaching style is immersive and involves case studies, group discussions, lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice. We don’t subject our students to Torture by PowerPoint; our classes are fun and engaging. At the end of our class your employees will be able to confidently assess patients, be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mountain ailments, understand the severity of these conditions, offer appropriate treatments and make informed decisions about evacuations. Our training is geared for the group leader that is hours away from EMS and definitive care and with limited resources. Because of that, we focus on critical thinking in patient packaging and care, including protection from weather and evacuation with improvised uses for common backcountry items.
If you’re interested in hearing more please CONTACT US anytime via e-mail or phone.