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Wilderness EMS Upgrade Dates: TBD Marion, MT

June 1, 2024 - June 5, 2024

Wilderness EMS Course

Students packaging and transporting a patient.

5-Day Wilderness EMS Medicine Course is for Medical Practitioners (EMT, Paramedic, MD’s, Nurses, Chiropractors, Function Medicine, PA’s) $1050.00 includes price of course, books, and certification. Class size limited.

Training for medical personnel who would like to enhance their skills and experience for use in the rural, wilderness, and technical rescue setting. This course is popular with all levels of medical professionals but primarily geared toward pre-hospital EMS providers.

New 2023 *** Nurses to receive CEUs for a WEMS Upgrade

Continuing Education Credits
The course is registered for 45 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE. Most WEMS Upgrade courses are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17692, for 45 contact hours. View the specific course you wish to attend to confirm eligibility.

Course Description: The WEMS Upgrade course trains medical professionals to apply scientific knowledge consistent with their scope of practice to patient care in wilderness and remote settings. Participants in this course generally include Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, EMS personnel certified at a level of EMT and higher, search and rescue medical leaders and physician sponsors, expedition medics, DMAT team members, and military medics. The course focuses on helping providers determine what areas of their scope of practice are effective in pre-hospital wilderness and remote settings. As enrollment permits, interdisciplinary providers are intentionally mixed during performance tasks to promote future collaboration in remote emergency settings. Learning outcomes are accomplished through pre-course self-study, lecture, facilitated discussion, patient assessment drills, and skills labs. Content and context are synthesized through progressive scenario simulations requiring treatment, formulation of evacuation plans, and coordination of a variety of emergency resources and personnel.

CECBEMS credit is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and most state’s EMS credentialing authorities. Please check with your state EMS office for confirmation.

Camping and inexpensive lodging in available at or near course location. Class will be held on Little Bitterroot Lake in Marion, MT. Contact Susan for details at 970-596-2999.


June 1, 2024
June 5, 2024


Crested Butte Outdoors
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Marion Montana Fire Department and Community Center
180 Gopher Ln
MARION, MT 59925 United States
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Payment can be made by PayPal or by mailing a check payable to Crested Butte Outdoors, LLC for the appropriate course.  We will accept deposits equal to 50% of the full course price if you pay by check.

A full refund, minus a $120 cancellation fee, will be issued to any student canceling if more than 31 days remain before the start of the class.  No refunds will be issued within 31 days of the class start date.  In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, a full refund will be issued.