Jed Williamson at Teton Pass, Teton National Park, WY.

"I've known Bill Kane for close to 40 years.  His primary role in my life was as an instructor for WFR and WEMT courses at SOLO (where I am still an instructor), including many re-certifications.  His knowledge of wilderness medicine, his rescue work, and his climbing background were well integrated in these trainings.  He provided me with a great foundation and ability to assess and treat injuries and illnesses in the wilderness."

Jed Williamson-climber/mountaineer

*Former Outward Bound School Director

*Exum Mountain Guide, Jackson Hole, WY.                          *Board of Directors, NOLS, Lander, WY.                                *Board of Directors,Student Conservation Association.         *Board of Directors, NH Outdoor Council, Intervale, NH.

*President, Sterling College

*Former Presiden,t American Alpine Club                          *Editor, Accidents in NA Mountaineering, 1974-2014

​​​​What Is Wild & Rescue Medicine?

Wild and Rescue Medicine is the simple process of getting to people who are stuck in a place where they can't stay, can't leave without help, and getting them out, as quickly and safely as possible.   Along the way we find out about their injuries and illnesses and do our best to take care of them. 

Simple is not always easy. 

The Kane Schools, Wild & Rescue Medicine

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 52 Woodland Street        Fryeburg, ME 04037 USA

Save Somebody. (C)

Mount Washington and Tuckerman Ravine, Raymond's Cataract, and Huntington Ravine, NH, high winds after a clearing storm, 1981. Photo: Misha Kirk

Mountain Rescue Service, Mt. Washington ,Herr/Batzer search, January 1982. Photo, David Stone

Bill Kane, working on the summit of Mt. Aconcagua, 22,839", Argentina, 1989.​  Photo: Jerry Handren.

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Learn from people who have done what they teach.

The kane Schools,             Wild & Rescue Medicine​

The Kane Schools, Wild & Rescue Medicine 


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Improvised litter, with the "patient" in a hypothermia wrap.  Photo: Bill Kane

Who Are We?

The Kane Schools is the "oldest", new school, in wilderness medicine.  Though founded in 2013, we have been teaching rescue medicine for well over 40 years.  I began teaching water rescue and life-guarding in the early 1970's, then as a young climber  with an EMS education began rescuing folks from the mountains and wild-lands of New England.  I was part of the foundation, curriculum development, and growth of the three largest, best known schools of wilderness and rescue medicine in the world today.   Having taught wilderness medicine with other programs through five decades, it was time for me to build my own school, teach relevant, realistic medicine, and do it the way folks learn learning what to do, and how to do it, when some one needs help.                                                                                              In  teaching people to rescue others, the key is proven principles, based on evidence and experience.  Our students learn from people who have done what they teach.  Experiential education is best when students have the ability to practice critical thinking, come up with creative solutions, and develop  "muscle memory", in the relative safety of the "classroom".  Our goal is to give the student a realistic educational experience that only not informs, but challenges, entertains, prepares, and empowers them to act when someone is in be ready when it is their time to, Save Somebody.


Bill Kane​ 

Director, TKS

 Wilderness & Urban Rescue Medicine Courses: 

Wilderness Courses:

Wild Readiness & Response                              Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Responder.

​Wilderness EMT

​Wilderness Medicine Module

Urban EMS Course:

OEC Tech to EMT Conversion

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Technician

​Advanced EMT

​EMT & AEMT Refresher

EMT-I to AEMT Transition

See "COURSES" (above) For Details.