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Emergency Response Preparedness for Nature-Based Programs

  • Friday, September 08, 2023
  • Friday, August 30, 2024
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  • Members get discounts on every training. Yep, every single one!


Are you starting your own nature-based program and looking for guidance as you craft your emergency response plan? Are you currently running a program that doesn’t have an emergency response plan in place? Or, do you run a program with an emergency response plan that needs to be optimized? Then our new course, Emergency Response Preparedness for Nature-Based Programs, is for you! 

In this 8-hour, self-paced workshop, co-produced by ERAFANS and Wild Med, we will take you, step-by-step, through the completion of your Emergency Response Plan. Using our signature ERP Blueprint, you will finish this course with a complete and actionable Emergency Response Plan that will help you prevent and effectively respond to emergencies.


This course utilizes an online platform, Thinkific, to guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan. Using real-world examples and resources, you will understand the components (and implications) of a fully functional plan for your program. 

Upon registering for the course, you will receive a link to join the Thinkific classroom. You will move through the course at your own pace, creating materials for your program as you go. We also welcome you to reach out with questions throughout the course and schedule a time to meet with an ERAFANS facilitator who will guide you through the process. If you would like to meet with our facilitator, please reach out to 


This course is designed for program Directors and administrators. This course is not designed for teachers and program staff to better understand an emergency response plan, but instead is geared toward the administrators who are charged with creating and disseminating the program's plan. Not sure if this course is right for you? Feel free to email our Professional Development Coordinator for further guidance. 


Wild Med believes that connection to oneself, each other and nature is the most important work of our time. We exist to teach nature-based leaders the skills they need to prevent emergencies and respond to those that can't be prevented so that they can lead with confidence, be more self-reliant, and adventure with abandon.

Wild Med is an award-winning, industry-leading, mission-driven organization committed to delivering the most accessible, current, well-organized, useful, and painless CPR and First Aid Trainings to prepare our students for the unexpected.

Nicole Thurrell, founder of Wild Med, has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina. She has been a Wilderness EMT since 2001. She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade - expedition leader, health director, director of admissions. In addition to the roles above, she has been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom. Nicole is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for being more confident and comfortable in nature.

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