Course Location

The class will be located at the Kirslund Camp and Conference Center located in Madisonburg Pennsylvania.

189 Krislund Drive, Madisonburg PA 16852

Date - Day 6  NO CLASS

Student Free Day / On Site Adventure Activities

Date - Day 7

Morning Sessions

- Cardiac




- Respiratory

- Altered Mental Status

Date - Day 8

Morning Sessions

- Acute Abdomen

- Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Afternoon Sessions

- Diabetes

- SAR, Evac and Emergency Plans

Evening Session

- Mock Rescue Event

Date - Day 9

Morning Sessions

- Decision- making

- Mental Health

- Urinary and Reproductive

Afternoon Sessions

- Poisoning

- Communicable Disease

- Medical Legal

Date - Day 10

Morning Sessions

- Common Problems

- Wilderness Drug & First Aid Kits

- Pain Management in the Wilderness

- Written and Practical Exams

Afternoon Sessions

- Written and Practical Exams

- Closing Ceremony

* Dismissal Tentatively at 1700. Check out no sooner than 1800.* 


Cheap and affordable lodging is available on site! Sleeping arrangements are open bunk house style for students wishing to purchase this option. A single double sized bunk is provided. No linens or pillows are available on sight.

Lodging begins the night before the class and check out is the morning after the class. Total cost includes 8 nights of lodging (Both weekends) and access to a full kitchen.

Cost: $660.00


Closest hotels are located in State College. About a 25 minute drive from the training site. Due to lodging being available on sight no arrangements have been made with local Hotels. Average cost per night is $110.00.

Multiple bed and breakfasts are also near the training area. Three are within a 15 minute drive

Cooke Tavern Bed & Breakfast

The Lead Horse Bed & Breakfast

Keller House B&B

Earlystown Manor

The Dobson House

Springfield House

Bed & Breakfast at the Rock Garden

Course Dates:  24-26 August 2018 (0800-1700)

                          7 - 9 September 2018 (0800-1700)

Cost: $675.00

Minimum Age:  14 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. (70 Hours)

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.

Late Registration Starts 22 July 2018. Course fee will increase to $875.00 per student after that date if seats are available.

Course policies

Registration & Policies

Tuition for the course is $675.00, 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. Course cost after 19 July 2017 will be $875.00. 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. A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Payment in full for lodging is required to reserve your lodging for the course if you choose to utilize our lodging option.

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 $55.00 site cancelation fee.

-  Within 45 days of the course start date (2 September 2017), tuition or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

-  Lodging fees are 100% refundable for any cancelation prior to (1 July 2017).

-  Lodging fees are 50% refundable for any cancelation prior to (19 July 2017).

-  Within 45 days lodging fees will not be non-refundable and non-transferable.

SRTC Student Agreement

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

A SRTC Student Agreement will be sent to you with your welcome packer upon successful completion of registration. Bring the two-page signed document to the first day of the course. 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.


There are many great restaurants in the State College Area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute drive from the training area.

The student lodging area includes a full kitchen, full sized refrigerator, and communal bathroom & shower.

Students are encouraged to plan to have lunch at the class location both days.

Day Before - Registration

1930 - Meet & Greet

Date - Day 1

Morning Sessions

- Introductions

- Wilderness vs Urban

- Patient Assessment System

Afternoon Sessions

- Patient Assessment System

- Documentation

Date - Day 2

Morning Sessions

- Spinal Chord Injury

- Lifting & Moving

- Spinal Immobilization & Litter Packaging

Afternoon Sessions

- Chest Injury

- Shock

Date - Day 3

Morning Sessions

- Focused Spinal Assessment

- Head Injury

Afternoon Sessions

- Athletic Injury

- Fracture Management

Evening Session

- Dislocations

Date - Day 4

Morning Sessions

- Wilderness Wound Management

Afternoon Sessions

- Hypothermia, Frostbite and Non-Freezing Cold Injury

- Heat & Hydration

Date - Day 5

Morning Sessions

- Altitude Illness

- Bites and Stings

Afternoon Sessions

- Lightning

- Submersion

- Leadership, Teamwork, Communication

- Stress First Aid

Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting


Wilderness Medical upgrade 


Travel Arrangements

State College University Park Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport will be made available. Only transportation to and from University Park Airport is provided. 

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


If flying or driving please plan to arrive Thursday of each weekend by 1900. A student & staff meet and greet has been planned for that evening at 1930.


Class will dismiss at 1700 on Sunday, 11 Sep 2017. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Tuesday 12 September 2017. Those driving may check out no sooner than 1800 on 11 September 2017. A full departure checklist will be provided for the students via email upon registration and again upon arrival.