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This is the virtual ‘home’ of WEMSI-International, an educational organisation committed to improving standards in wilderness medical care.

We have wide expertise and work across the spectrum from medical aspects of technical Search and Rescue, to expedition ‘primary care’, from the First Responder to the the rescue paramedic or doctor. We work in all environments from the hottest desert to the coldest ice cap, from the highest mountains to the deepest cave.

The work of WEMSI-International is voluntary, but we are all professionals and most of us work both in the wilderness and in medical provision in a professional capacity. Our faculty are all practitioners as well as trainers.

Our international training faculty provides three levels of training:

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)
  • Wilderness Physician (WP)


We run a number of these courses a year whilst also providing programmes tailored to specific groups e.g. rescue teams, military units and expeditions.

One of our goals is to develop trainers and training faculties. We do this through long term relationships with organisations who are committed to developing in-house training solutions.