Aerie Backcountry Medicine is based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,500 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. In 1994, WI assisted the Aerie School for Backcountry Medicine in starting up its first courses to help prepare outdoor educators and students for safe backcountry leadership and travel. Today, Aerie offers a complete set of Wilderness Medicine courses including Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness EMT (WEMT). WI and Aerie maintain a partnership to offer courses at the University of Montana. Aerie also offers courses elsewhere in western Montana.