WILDERNESS CRISIS RESPONSE ACADEMY
ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 (free, self-paced courses provided by FEMA):
Why? Proof of completion of the ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses are required by most emergency response organizations. These courses provide a standard incident management approach used by governmental and non-governmental agencies.
First Aid/CPR/AED Training (preferably through or certified by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or the National Safety Council)
Why? Different standards in First Aid/CPR/AED training will be required by most remote/response organizations. Having a minimum certification/skill set will help prepare you for additional training requirements. It is always a best-practice to be able to provide care for yourself and those around you during an emergency.
Assisting Individuals in Crisis or equivalent (costs and availability vary based on provider)
Why? Assisting Individuals in Crisis provides a strong foundation in one-on-one "emotional first aid" techniques. The ICISF protocols were developed specifically for first responders (i.e. police, fire, and emergency medical services).
Group Crisis Intervention or equivalent (costs and availability vary based on provider)
Why? Group Crisis Intervention equips participants with knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), specifically developed for homogenous first responder groups (i.e. police, fire, and emergency medical services).
It is strongly recommended that Assisting Individuals in Crisis be completed before attending Group Crisis Intervention training.