Our 2016 course registration will open up in October, please check back then. Thanks!

January 2-10 – Standard WFR – Seattle, WA

January 23-24 – WFR Re-cert – Seattle, WA

April – 2 weekend WFRs and a WFR Re-cert (dates TBD)


“I would recommend this course over the 16 others I’ve taken.”  -Pete Athans, Himalayan mountain guide

“Joel is perfectly suited for this work, I was confident after the first 10 minutes that I had picked the right course” -Jen, WFR graduate

“Incredible, Joel is everything you could ask for! Patient, knowledgeable, respectful, approachable, attentive. Always willing to answer questions, can relate to us as a peer and as a teacher, and obviously loves what he does!” – Alex, WFR graduate

Cascade Outdoor Education provides professional instruction in wilderness medicine in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Certifications are through the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) and are nationally recognized.

Courses offered in both standard and Distance Learning (DLP) format:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Responder re-certification
  • Wilderness EMT
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Both our Standard and DLP WFR courses and our WEMT Module qualify for Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits. Visit the Wilderness Medical Society website for more details.

Owner/lead instructor Joel Reid has been working in outdoor education for over 10 years and has been instructing for WMTC since 2006. He has worked for high school outdoor education programs, college outdoor programs, and is currently a sea kayaking and mountaineering instructor for Outward Bound in Washington.