"The empowerment to help someone else"

Jeff Brownscheidle (aka Mountain Man) hikes A LOT -- he's completed the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and many others.  He also recently completed a Hybrid WFR course with FFI (and rocked it!).  Here's a link to the article that he published after the course.  Thanks, Jeff!


NOLS has updated COVID procedures

NOLS has updated COVID procedures for courses starting after May 6.  Here's a link to the latest information!


See the Latest COVID-19 Policy from NOLS

NOLS continues to provide critical training to first responders during the global pandemic.  View the NOLS COVID-19 Disclosure, Practices and Expectations for Students.


New Hybrid WFR course!

NOLS and FFI are offering a new course format -- the Hybrid WFR course!  Students will complete 3 weeks of online learning followed by a 5-day in-person session.  The spring 2022 Hybrid WFR courses are filling quickly.  Click here for more information!


Use your Americorps award to pay for your course!

In cooperation with NOLS and Western State University, students may use Americorps awards to pay for course tuition. Contact the office for more information!