SOLO Wilderness First Responder Certification
April 10 - April 17$650
Wilderness First Responder Certification Course
This certification is backed by SOLO, the longest running school of wilderness medicine in the world!
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? By learning emergency response skills for the remote wilderness, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life.
SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.
WHO IS THE WFR COURSE FOR?
The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFR is 72+ hours long (8 days) and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. These topics are covered extensively along with hands-on scenario-based skill building.
The primary components of the course include personal/group safety and hygiene, backcountry survival, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment, documentation, trauma medical emergencies, environmental emergencies, long-term care, teamwork, organizing/improvising rescues, decision-making, leadership, judgment, and prevention.
LOCATION AND DATE?
April 10-17, 2021
N7905 County F, Birchwood, WI 54817
$650 due by Monday, March 29th
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Experienced SOLO instructors
On-site camping available ($50 for the week)
Coffee and snacks provided
WHAT DO I BRING?
Your gear should include what you’d need for a multi-day backpacking trip, including sleeping pads, trekking poles, and weather-appropriate clothing. A suggested gear list will be provided.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. Your SOLO WFR certification is good for three years.