Global Emergency Medics builds confidence, knowledge, and skills to prepare you for any outdoor adventure, no matter how remote.

Wilderness First Responder

WFR is the definitive medical training for those responding to emergencies in remote areas.
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WIlderness First

WFA provides an introduction to wilderness medicine and teaches basic skills for treating common injuries and illnesses.
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WFA is the most comprehensive course to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors.


WFR is the definitive medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, outdoor enthusiasts, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief.


The WFR Recert is open to graduates of all wilderness medical training courses with a current WFR certification. This action-packed course covers topics through practical drills, review exercises, and simulations.

Wilderness Advanced
Life Support

The highest level of training offered. This course is targeted towards physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses and other ALS certified professionals. You may receive up to 36 hrs of AMA PRA Category I Credit through the Wilderness Medical Society.

Why enroll with GEM


GEM's core team of professional instructors are experts in wilderness medicine, with extensive experience in both the backcountry and patient care.

World Class

Committed to providing the highest quality education and information necessary to be a leader in recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

Unlock Your Adventurous Spirit

Empower yourself with the confidence and skills to take the extraordinary adventures you’ve yearned for!

Host Your Own course

Collaborate with GEM at your university, corporation, or as a member of an adventure group or club, and seize the opportunity to sponsor a course tailored to your large group’s needs. Let’s Join forces to elevate your learning

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About GEM

Global Emergency Medics (GEM) are passionate about wilderness medicine. GEM was founded on the belief that the skills required to take charge in an emergency situation should be accessible to any individual, with courses offered in locations throughout the US.


Wilderness Medical Associates International is the leading provider of wilderness medical training for medical professionals and adventurous communities around the world.

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