i just finished my wilderness first responder class (WFR). it's pretty much the standard medical certification for guides. i took it for my running camps, the possibility of guiding in the future and for saving lives. i'm already saving the environment after all, might as well get skoold on saving lives. i would actually suggest this class to anyone who spends a lot of time in the backcountry. it's a big commitment, 8:45am - 5:45pm for 10 days. it's 80 hours and you can earn 5 college credits if you're into that kind of thing. i took it through remote medical on the recommendation of a mountain madness guide. their instructors were awesome.. and i'm not just saying that because they told us we were the best class they've ever had either. these guys knew their stuff.