Southern Utah University Wilderness First Responder

Course Details

Southern Utah University is hosting an annual Wilderness First Responder course May 6-14, 2019.

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Student Downloads

​These downloads contain important information to help you prepare for your course. Use the course syllabus as a guideline for making your travel and study plans; note that topics and times may change subject to local weather conditions. Remember you must be present and engaged for the entire course or practical session to be eligible for certification. Be prepared. Thoroughly read the student handbook as it provides detailed information about expectations—yours and ours—what to bring, wear, and how to study. Please contact our office with any questions.


The course is taught at the SUU Mountain Center, a spacious log cabin tucked away in the mountains of Cedar Canyon southeast of campus. Lectures and simple labs are held at the cabin with practice simulations staged nearby. The surrounding area offers a variety of terrain for engaging and realistic hands-on rescue scenarios.

Nearest Airport: Cedar City, UT (CDC) or Las Vegas (LAS)
Lodging: Housing is included in the course fee. The Mountain Center has several beds (sleeps up to 45), a kitchen, showers, and lounge areas. There is no cell service or WiFi available nor is there a landline; a two way radio is available for emergencies.
Meals:Meals are not provided; you will need to bring you own food.The kitchen area has a stove/oven, microwave, several fridges, coffee maker, and freezers. You will need to be prepared to clean the kitchen after each use as well as wash the dishes.
Parking: Parking in front of the cabin is plentiful and easy to access. The classroom overlooks Cedar Breaks and includes a gas stove, white boards, projector and screen, rectangular tables, an old piano, and chairs.