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Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification or WFR - Recertification

November 12-13, 2016

The WFA course is 2 days long and teaches a basic level of first aid training in the wilderness context. This course is for those who enjoy going on short wilderness trips and are seeking to gain a better understanding of how to manage and treat a variety of medical issues in the wilderness context. Those seeking to re-certify their Wilderness First Responder (WFR) may also enroll in the course.

  • Fees: WFA Student - $150 / Non-Student - $175 (WFR Re-Certs will need to pay an additional $15 re-cert fee to SOLO, this will be discussed at the beginning of the course).
  • Lodging: $30 Optional lodging at the Recreation Center is available for the duration of the course including showers, locker, kitchen (microwave, fridge, sink) and sleeping on the floor. Accommodations will be available from 8 p.m. November 11, 2016 to 8 a.m. November 13, 2016.
  • Parking: Free street parking is available but not guaranteed. Fee parking in a nearby parking garage is also available.
  • Details: Read the course details sheet.
  • Registration: Register at CRC welcome desk or register online.
  • Course times: We will begin at 8 a.m. each day and ends around 5 p.m. today with a lunch break.

CPR/AED for the Lay Responder available. Instructed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine.

Contact: Kevin Soleil at 978-934-1932 if you would like to enroll in the CPR certification.

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) at The Campus Recreation Center

January 7-14, 2017

The WFR course is 8-days long and takes an in-depth look at responding to medical issues and emergencies in the wilderness context. Instructors teach participants standards and skills in dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies in the wilderness context. The course includes practical application scenarios. Take it to the next wilderness medical level and get certified. No medical experience required.

  • Fees: Student - $500 / Non-Student - $550.
  • Lodging: A number of hotels are available in the area and can be found through a simple google search. Housing in the Campus Recreation Center is available at a cost of $100 for the duration of the course. Participants will be sleeping 'camp' style, on mats and sleeping bags in a fitness studio. Food is not provided. There is a kitchenette in the facility with a refrigerator, dishes, cabinet storage, a microwave, and toaster that will be accessible to participants. A visit to a local grocery store will be arranged for those staying overnight. Participants who choose this option will also have access to the recreation center facilities for the duration of their stay (including locker rooms, showers, sauna, gyms, weight room, racquetball court, and fitness equipment).
  • Forms and Details: Please see the course details sheet.
  • Registration: Register at CRC welcome desk or register online.

Instructed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine.

Contact: Kevin Soleil with any questions at 978-934-1932