EMS Certifications

We are excited to announce that South Park Adventure Guides is a certified American Safety and Health Institute training center that offers an array of courses.


WEC Family of Courses

Basic Wilderness First Aid: An intensive 8- to 10-hour course for those who are involved in wilderness recreation. This course may also meet the needs of volunteers and professionals who lead groups on short trips in relatively low-risk situations. $125 – Group rates available.

Wilderness First Aid: A 16- to 20-hour course for those who are involved in serious wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many wilderness trip leaders and guides. $250 – Group rates available.

Wilderness First Responder: A 60- to 80-hour course for wilderness professionals and others who want a higher level of training or require WFR certification. $675 – Group rates available.

Wilderness EMT Upgrade: A 40-hour course for those who are already certified as EMTs. The course builds on EMT training and adds wilderness concepts and skills with many role-playing scenarios. $425 – Group rates available.

CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace: A great course for those who are occupationally required or just desire to have CPR and AED knowledge and skills, such as emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents, and babysitters. $95 – Group rates available.

In addition to the array of courses that we offer there are many benefits of training with an American Safety and Health Institute certified training center such as South Park Adventure Guides

Administrative Advantages

  • Eliminate additional administrative costs by keeping student rosters on file at your Training Center.

  • No annual training center fees or dues.

  • No geographic boundaries or chapters.

  • Receive student completion cards in advance of class.

  • Library your student books.

  • Instructors only required to teach one class per year.

  • Two-year CPR certification.

  • 10:1 Instructor-to-student ratio for CPR and ACLS programs

National Recognition

ASHI and National Association of Search & Rescue work on a regular basis with federal and state authorities to ensure regulatory compliance. ASHI / NASAR programs have been reviewed, accepted, approved or have satisfied the requirements of numerous state and federal agencies, which include:

Quality assurance

ASHI and NASAR is proud to offer outstanding quality assurance through our Instructor-based Training Center Administration Manual (TCAM) along with the NASAR guide book for wilderness emergency care. These are solid programs consisting of four components—approval, authorization, certification and discipline.

Member Benefits

  • Each Training Center receives our quarterly Training Links newsletter. It provides articles and tips to help you increase public awareness and successfully market your business.

  • Free on-line marketing materials are available, including press releases, business card templates and more.

  • ASHI’s / NASAR programs provide levels of benefits to support the growth initiatives of our Training Centers. Discounted pricing, along with business support services and other benefits, add more profitability and value to our Training Centers.

  • Outstanding membership support through our customer service team and ASHI’s/ NASAR Instructor network.

  • Training materials designed to be Instructor-based as opposed to video-based, allowing

  • Instructors increased flexibility and creativity in the classroom.

ASHI / NASAR Program Recognition and Accreditation Regulatory Environment

  • ASHI / NASAR work on a regular and ongoing basis with federal, state, and local authorities to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • ASHI / NASAR programs have been reviewed by and/or satisfy the requirements of the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL/OSHA) and Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (DHS/USCG). ASHI programs are also recognized, endorsed, accepted or approved by state regulatory agencies, includes those licensing Emergency Medical Services, child care, education, public health, labor and others.

  • Additionally, ASHI / NASAR programs have been found acceptable for meeting requirements established by a wide variety of professional associations, councils, academies and boards.

  • The Wilderness Emergency Care (WEC) program supports a family of courses to meet the needs of everyone with outdoor interests, from easy day trips to challenging and technical activities, including wilderness rescue. The WEC textbook not only explains the concepts in clear language, it also shows you how to do all the skills, step by step, with many photos and drawings.

  • The WEC Instructor Guide provides course outlines and lesson plans for all the wilderness courses and explains how to plan, prepare for, teach and evaluate a course. It also has a great collection of resources – including quizzes, scenarios for practical exams and evaluation forms.If you have any questions Contact Us or if you are feeling a need for an exciting outdoor experience with a more structured and technical format, check out our Educational Courses.