• The Remote First Responder

    'RFR Course'

  • The Remote First Responder

    The Remote First Responder (RFR) Program is a four-and-a-half-day remote responder program aimed to introduce the fundamental skills required by team members who operate in an austere and remote environments. This is through the delivery of a combination of remote first aid and expedition medicine training.


    It has been accredited through the Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine for 6 CPD / Fellowship credits.

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    Modes of Delivery

    This is a highly practical course that is delivered through a combination of:

    • Didactic lectures in the field
    • Practical training
    • Practical scenarios

    Enrolled students receive a link to online modules that are to be completed prior to attending the program. This ensures that each day students are outside to maximise their practical skills development.


    We pride ourselves on delivering this program PowerPoint FREE !


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    Certifications and Awards

    Certificate - The Remote First Responder


    Transcript – Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine

    • CORE - Introduction to Extreme Environment Medicine (C1-IEM) (partial completion)
    • CORE – Expedition Field Skills (C3-EFS) (partial completion)
    • CORE – Expedition Medicine Skills (C4-EMS)(partial completion)


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    Our program is as flexible and adaptable as you need. It is our goal to adapt this training program to replicate the environment your teams work in so get in touch so we can source the most suitable venue.



  • Topics

    • Rapid patient assessment
    • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
    • Field hygiene
    • Water purification
    • Food preparation and fire pit safety
    • Fracture management &d dislocations
    • Improvised splints
    • Wound management (minor and catastrophic)
    • Rope work for basic rescues and evacuations
    • Emergency shelters / improvised shelters
    • Night navigation techniques
    • Airway and hoking management
    • Asthma
    • Allergies and anaphylaxis
    • River crossing techniques
    • Heat & hydration
    • Hypothermia & non-freeing injury
    • Leadership in austere environments
    • Search and rescue techniques
    • Envenomation management
    • Lightning and electrical Injury
    • Seizure and epilepsy
    • Communication within a team

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  • First Responder participant 2023

    Exceeded my expectations! By far one of the best first aid programs I have been expsoed to in my twnety year career. The Explora Medicine instructors unpacked so much useful content to apply to any first aid scene and I have left with a renewed confidence in my ability to respond.


    First Responder participant 2021

    People often laugh about first aid on a drop zone, but I found this course was extraordinarily helpful in learning how to manage a major trauma at our home drop zone. The instructor was an experienced paramedic and an experienced skydiver who understood the environment and gave us the confidence to manage a patient in the field. High recommend for any skydivers to attend this one!

    Marine First Aid - 2021 participant

    This training was some of the most interesting marine first aid training. The instructor was aces and we covered everything that was relevant to working in a marine environment.

    Free Diver First Responder  - 2021 participant

    Excellent! Instructor was very experienced paramedic with plenty of water experience to contextualise the training. Highly recommend this course.

    Marine First Responder - 2022 participant 

    This course was brilliant and a must do for anyone wishing to or heading off on a boat. This will give you confidence you need to take care for all kinds of injuries / illnesses when you are more than a few hours or days from help. Couldn’t recommend this course more.

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