No Barriers: Partnership & Support for Emergency Response Teams


To provide tuition assistance, fundraising resources, low-cost advanced training and access to free advanced certification resources to support essential and often resource-strapped state and local search and rescue (SAR) and community emergency response teams.

This initiative supports governmental and 501(c) non-profit and volunteer emergency response organizations and their individual team members or employees.

Wildfire and Firefighter

Eligibility & Enrollment

Federal, state, county and local disaster, 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

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.

Firefighter Fundraising Boot Zoomed

Fundraising Resources

Many county and local CERT and search and rescue teams receive minimal 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.

Rescue Evac

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.

Univ of Utah Associate in Wilderness Medicine advanced certification program

Free Advanced Certification Access

Through special arrangement with the University of Utah School of Medicine, Survival Med learners who complete either a Wilderness First Aid, WFA-16, or Wilderness First Responder certification can complete University of Utah’s Associate in Wilderness Medicine Program for free.