AWFA-WFR Bridge Course

SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, and students in outdoor recreational programs. This course is designed for people who currently hold an Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification and want to upgrade to a WFR certification. The AWFA-WFR bridge course curriculum covers patient response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental problems, survival skills, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. Emphasis is placed on leadership, prevention, and decision-making. This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. This course is divided between classroom based learning and practical skills, case studies, and scenarios designed to challenge your decision-making abilities.

Lodging: Available through NOC
Meals: Available through NOC’s Restaurants


*Price does not include lodging tax - Call for availability


Courses Dates

No Scheduled Courses

SOLO Southeast Reviews

"I feel much more prepared for future trips & adventures. Excellent balance of knowledge, humor, and hands-on learning. Very personable, respectful, and helpful!"
— Former SOLO Student

"Good mix between scenarios and classroom instruction. Great organization of class materials and great interaction with students."
— Former SOLO Student


Course Outline


This course will cover topics to bridge an Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification to a Wilderness First Responder Certification.


Course In Action Photos


Packing List


Print the course packing list by clicking on the print icon to the right. 

You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.

Necessary items (for all classes)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Some snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional items

(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)

  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Footwear you don't mind getting wet
  • Knife
  • Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
  • Head light
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)

Connect With Us

Request Information

Newsletter Sign Up