About GEM

Global Emergency Medics

Global Emergency Medics (GEM) was founded on the belief that the skills required to take charge in an emergency situation should be accessible to any individual, anywhere in the world. We strive to achieve this by providing the highest quality education and information necessary to be a leader in recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. In partnership with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), GEM offers courses across the world to uphold our mission that with a GEM education, no adventure is off limits. We aim to encourage exploration, giving those who venture into remote places the confidence, preparedness, and skills to ensure safety is at the backbone of their every journey. Our core team of professional instructors are experts in wilderness medicine, having extensive experience in both the back-country and patient care. Additionally, we are all educators at heart, excited to share our passion and commitment to an educational experience aimed at getting more people both out in the wilderness and back home safely. After taking a course with GEM, you will be ready to respond with confidence and clarity in the next emergency situation.

Courses

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive four-day medical training designed for outdoor professionals or wilderness trip leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments.

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder (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.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification

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

Wilderness First Responder Bridge

The Wilderness First Responder Bridge course (WFR-Bridge) course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This four-day course is designed for WAFA graduates that want to continue their medical training.

Wilderness Herbal
First Aid

The Wilderness Herbal First Aid is a crash course in herbal medicine care. This action-packed course covers wilderness first aid techniques as well as education to prepare students to successfully rely on plant medicine. Offered as a stand alone course, this can be added to other wilderness medicine courses.