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Wilderness First Responder with Teal Harbin – G24060107

Jun 03 – 07 2024

A wilderness first responder is trained to deal with life threatening situations that may be encountered in the wilderness. The training is principally geared towards lay providers, with little to no actual medical experience, though they are often already professionals in other aspects of the outdoors industry, like park rangers, climbing instructors, and guides. Wilderness first responder training courses focus on teaching the students to assess a situation, improvise solutions using available resources to stabilize the patient, and identify the best way to get the patient to definitive medical treatment. Students will learn a systematic approach to assessing patients with various injuries and illnesses.  Topics covered include: 

This course consists of a 5-day hands on AND 24-30 hours of online work. 



  • Teal Harbin
    Teal Harbin

    Base Medical Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Wilderness paramedic and nurse with a B.S. in EMS and Certified in Mountain Medicine

    Teal is a driven, future-focused woman striving to do the most good for the outdoor community and beyond. Born and raised in the southwest USA, she draws upon her Mexican/Puerto Rican/European roots to promote diversity, equity, and opportunity for all. She is an agent of change.

    Teal is an experienced medical provider and international social entrepreneur. Her medical background includes ski patrol, mountain rescue, search and rescue, firefighting, pediatric emergency medicine, remote medicine, international telemedicine, and international medicine. She has instructed remote medicine and coordinated medical evacuations worldwide from austere locations. This experience served her well when she stepped in as the EMS Logistics Solutions Officer to improve medical care for the Afghan refugees at the Oman Amid Village at Holloman Air Force Base for Operations Allies Welcome. While living in Germany and traveling the world, Teal founded Base Medical in 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia with the mission to elevate the quality and access to wilderness medicine and rescue education. In addition to serving as the visionary of Base Medical, she is currently an item writer for the international wilderness paramedic exam with the IBSC and serves as the SAR Medical Coordinator for the state of New Mexico.