First Aid Classes for All Environments: 

Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), WFR recertification and CPR

 
​Respected Institution and Curriculum: 
We offer medical courses and certifications through SOLO- a leader and founder of wilderness medicine programs. SOLO courses are nationally recognized (including Scouts, American Camping Association, National Park Service, Outward Bound, Americorps, numerous outdoor organizations, universities and more). Click here to learn more about SOLO schools.

 

Highly Qualified Instructors:

All medical courses are taught by Wilderness EMTs who are trained and experienced in outdoor adventuring and trip leading and have undergone extensive training through SOLO headquarters.

Descriptions of each course and how to register is listed below.

 

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What to expect and what to bring with you

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Travel, Camping and Lodging for the course duration

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA):

A 2 day (16 hour) course for anyone who wants to learn life-saving skills in a variety of environments. The course is designed for remote environments (outdoors, disaster, travel, rural areas) and focuses on improvising with limited resources. Skills include how to recognize and effectively manage a medical emergency, treating a variety of injuries, bleeding and infection control, splinting fractures, handling environmental emergencies such as heat exhaustion, lightning strikes, drowning, snake bites and more. WFA is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts; those who travel internationally or to remote areas for fieldwork, business or pleasure; homesteaders and those wanting to be more self-sufficient, those living in rural locations; students in the medical field who would like hands on training; and anyone who would like to learn first aid skills. The knowledge and skills gained here are useful for everyone (including city dwellers who live within 10 minutes of a hospital!). 

Contact us if your organization/club/group would like to set up a private Wilderness First Aid course.

Details:

~2 day (16 hour) course usually taught over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday 8 am- 5 pm

~$200 adult/ $180 college student and youth discount 

~WFA certification card is valid for 2 years. To recertify and refresh skills, sign up for a regular WFA course 

~CPR certification available (as a separate $40 cost and certification) if there is enough interest in the group

~Minimum age to participate: 13

Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Courses:

  • Sept 26-27, 2020 FULL

  • Oct 24-25, 2020

  • Dec 12-13, 2020

  • Jan 30-31, 2021

  • Feb 20-21, 2021

  • March 20-21, 2021

  • April 17-18, 2021 (All Women's Course)

  • May 15-16, 2021

 

Wilderness First Responder (WFR):

An 8 day (72 hour) course that takes things to the next level! We will learn more advanced skills and treatments beyond the WFA class, go into each of the topics covered in the WFA in much more depth, learn anatomy and physiology, and have much more hands on practice and scenarios, and greater opportunity for experimenting and learning by trial and error. Basic Life Support (BLS) level CPR certification is included in this course (this is the CPR course taken by medical professionals). WFR is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want to go beyond the basics, Scout leaders, outdoor trip leaders, camp counselors, people who work, visit or live in rural or remote areas, students in medical fields who would like extensive first aid training, and anyone who wants to expand their knowledge beyond basic first aid. 

Contact us if your organization/club/group would like to set up a private Wilderness First Responder course.

Details:

~8 day (72 hour) course usually taught over a one week period. Saturday- Saturday 8 am- 5 pm. (Having a weekends only WFR held over an extended period is also a possibility depending on interest.)

~$700 adult/ $640 student and youth discount

~WFR certification card is valid for 3 years. Recertification is a 2 day course (below).

~CPR certification included, valid 2 years

~Minimum age to participate: 16

Upcoming WFR courses:

  • Nov 21-28, 2020 (Thanksgiving week)

  • Dec 27, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 (New Year's week)

  • March 6-13, 2021

  • May 1-8, 2021

 

 
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification:
A 2 day (16 hour) course designed for current WFRs who need recertification. If your WFR certification has lapsed, you need to take the full 8 day WFR course. If it has been many years since you took the full WFR, we recommend you take the 8 day WFR course. The skills covered in the WFA recertification will follow the WFA curriculum (with additional instructor time to discuss/go over specific WFR skills students would like to review). 
Details:
~2 day (16 hour) course usually taught over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday 8 am- 5 pm.
~$200 adult/ $180 college student and youth discount
~WFR re-certification is valid for 3 years.
~CPR certification available (as a separate $40 cost and certification) if there is enough interest in the group
~Minimum age to participate: 16

Upcoming Wilderness First Responder Recertification Courses:

  • Sept 26-27, 2020 FULL

  • Oct 24-25, 2020

  • Dec 12-13, 2020

  • Jan 30-31, 2021

  • Feb 20-21, 2021

  • March 20-21, 2021

  • April 17-18, 2021 (All Women's Course)

  • May 15-16, 2021

 

CPR:

Approximately 3 hour certification course in CPR. Students will get hands on practice with the entire CPR sequence including compressions, breaths and AED use. Certifications available through the American Heart Association (AHA) or SOLO. 
Details:
~Approximately 3 hour course usually taught on a weekday evening or during the day on the weekend. 
~$40
~CPR certification (American Heart Association) is valid for 2 years.
~CPR certification is included in the 8 day WFR course (is an add-on option for the 2 day WFA course $40)
~Minimum age to participate: 13
Community CPR:
There will be several opportunities in the year for a basic CPR introduction/refresher for the community on a donation basis (suggested donation: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 kids). No one will be turned away for inability to contribute financially so please join and learn life saving skills! This is not a certification course, just an opportunity to learn and practice. Expected length 2 hours. Children who are able to stay focused on the instruction and are with guardian are welcome to join and learn too.

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