No Barriers: Partnerships & Support for Emergency Response Teams.


To support the essential and often resource-strapped state and local search and rescue  (SAR) and community emergency response teams through tuition assistance, fundraising resources, low-cost advanced training and free access exclusively available to Survival Med certificants to the University of Utah’s respected Associate in Wilderness Medicine program.

Eligibility & Enrollment

Survival Med’s “No Barriers” initiative provides support resources to the following governmental and 501(c)3 non-profit and volunteer emergency response organizations- and their individual team members or employees, including: 

  • Federal, state, county and local disaster and emergency preparedness and first responder agencies and departments
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Non-profit urban, rural, water, backcountry and mountain search and rescue (SAR) teams
  • Non-profit beach and ski patrols

Tuition Assistance Program

State and local emergency response teams commonly operate on tight budgets. Money invested in training often means less funding for crucial gear and supplies that spell the difference between success and failure when these important teams go into action.

For that reason, we make our Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness-EMT 3-year certification courses available to eligible organizations and individual professionals at a significant discount from our already low prices.

Fundraising Resources

Many county and local CERT and search and rescue teams receive minimal to no government funding and must fund their operations themselves. 

Our entire course catalog is available as a fundraising tool for 501(c)3 organizations. 

Sell Survival Med first aid and personal safety classes in your local community via your social media pages, email newsletters, and other channels.

Your minimum revenue share starts at 15% and can increase based on sales volume.

Advanced Classes

We regularly offer low-cost webinars on advanced emergency, remote and wilderness medicine topics that SAR and other emergency responders request, like our “Evacuation Decisions: The 24-48 Hour Window” class. 

University of Utah Associate in Wilderness Medicine

Through special arrangement with the University of Utah School of Medicine, Survival Med learners who complete either a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification can complete Utah’s Associate in Wilderness Medicine Program for free.