Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting


Course policies

Registration & Policies

Tuition for the course is $650.00, and a deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve a spot in the course. Tuition balance is due 45 days out from the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, PayPal or cash. Tuition covers textbooks, syllabus, course equipment, and certification cards. SRTC is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until SRTC paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by SRTC.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

 If a student cancels out of the course or withdraws from a course:

-  If greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, Sergeant Rescue will also retain a $75.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 45 days of the course start date, tuition or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

-  Lodging fees are 100% refundable for any cancelation prior to 45 days before the course start date. (If applicable)

-  Within 45 days lodging fees will not be non-refundable and non-transferable. (If applicable)

-  Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 45 days of a course.)

A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Late Payment Policy

Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration and is retroactive to the date of registration.

- Late fee policy applies to payment plan participants monthly payments and general course tuition.

SRTC Student Agreement

(Including Assumption of Risks and Agreement of Release of Indemnity)

A SRTC Student Agreement will be signed prior to your successful completion of registration. Please sign it and read it carefully as it pertains to your legal rights. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document as well. Without a signed document, you cannot participate in the course. SRTC participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program and are at the sole risk of the participant.

Payment Plan Policy

If you register and select deposit only, you will automatically be enrolled in the course payment plan. Course payment plan does not apply to any lodging fees. You will be invoiced via online payment options and payments will be spread out over two addition months.

14 Nov 20 - Day 1

​6:00pm - 10:00pm

Wilderness vs. Urban Medicine

Wilderness Patient Assessment Techniques


15 Nov 20 - Day 2

10:00am - 10:00pm

Chest Injuries
Head Trauma

Spinal Injuries & Treatments
Field Spinal Assessment

Wounds & Management

Burn Care

Infection Control

Fractures & Dislocation Management

16 Nov 20 - Day 3

8:00am - 4:00pm

Athletic Injuries
Cold Weather Injuries & Emergencies

Heat & Hot Weather Emergencies

Altitude Illness

Bites & Stings

Wilderness Emergency Scenarios

Travel Arrangements

Newark International Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport can be made available if requested for a $35.00 Fee. Only transportation to and from Newark International. 

The airport also has a rental car agency on site. (Enterprise, Hertz, National)


If flying or driving please plan to arrive before Saturday at 1400. 


Class will dismiss at 1700 on the Monday's of the course. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Tuesday mornings of the class. 


Coffee and water will be availible all day! A lite lunch will be provided Sunday and Monday of both weekends. Dinner will be on your own. 

There are many great restaurants in the are, both local and chain as dinner options.  


No lodging is available on site. 


There are several great hotels in the Mahwah area. There are also several local campground areas availible as well. Room average rate locally is $100 per night. 


Wilderness Medical upgrade 

Course Location

Bergen County Public Safety Operations Center

285 Camgaw Rd.

Mahwah, NJ 07430

​​Course Dates: 14-16 Nov 20 & 21-23 Nov 20

Cost: $650.00

Minimum Age:  16 years old

Are you a member of a local Search and Rescue team, Ski Patrol unit member, Emergency Medical Technician, or do you spend long periods of time hunting, camping or adventuring in the outdoors?

Then please join us for our Wilderness Medical Upgrade!

The Wilderness Medical Upgrade course is designed to teach those that are medical professionals, responders to rural or wilderness environments, and or trip leaders. This course teaches the skills necessary to assess, treat and care for patients or clients in the back country setting. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patient scenarios will reinforce learning and challenge skills known and learned. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions.

Graduates of this course that possesses a current EMS certification (EMT/ PARAMEDIC) will receive their Wilderness EMT credential upon successful completion of the course. Those that do not possess a current EMS certification will receive a Wilderness First Responder Credential upon successful completion of this course. Our course is registered with NASAR and students will receiver both a SRTC completion and NASAR qualification.

FAWM credit through the Wilderness Medical Society are also available on request for an additional fee. For more information about becoming a Wilderness Fellow or obtaining credits, please contact us at (Credit hours to be awarded TBD)

Late Registration Starts 1 September 2019. Course fee will increase to $725.00 per student after that date if seats are available to facilitate rush order of supplies or individual course materials.


- Active Emergency Responder / First Responder, WFR, EMT, Paramedic, RN or MD credential.

21 Nov 20 - Day 4

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cardiac Emergencies

Diabetic Emergencies & Management

Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues

Submersion & Drowning

22 Nov 20 - Day 5

10:00am - 10:00pm

Urinary & Reproductive Issues

Neurological Emergencies

Respiratory Emergencies


Abdominal Emergencies

Mental Health

Search and Rescue & Wilderness Rescue

23 Nov 20 - Day 6

8:00am - 4:00pm

Leadership & Teamwork in the Wilderness

Blood Bourne & Transmittable Diseases

Toxins & Poisoning

Introduction to Expedition Medicine

Final Testing