Wilderness First Responder
CURRENTLY WE ARE ONLY HOSTING THIS COURSE FOR GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS. THE ONLY WILDERNESS MEDIC COURSES SCHEDULED FOR 2013 IS THE WILDERNESS EMT UPGRADE! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR GROUP!
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 72-80 hours long (7 to 10 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice (See sidebar). Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included..
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?
The WFR is held around the world throughout the year. See Schedule.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The price will vary depending on the sponsor and what amenities, if any, they include. WFR courses taught at the SOLO campus cost $695 (includes class-day meals and lodging).
WHAT ABOUT DAY STUDENTS?
This is also up to the sponsoring organization. The day-student price at the SOLO campus of $795 includes all meals, but no lodging.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
There is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and a written test.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. Your SOLO WFR certification is good for three years.
HOW DO I RECERTIFY?
You may take either a 2-day WFR Refresher Course or a 2-day WFA course.
DOES THE WFR COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?
The WFR typically counts as continuing education credits, although it may depend on what certification you have. Street EMTs who take the WFR course may become certified as Wilderness EMTs. Within the first year of completing a SOLO WFR, students may enroll in a SOLO WEMT Part II Module (the last two weeks of a WEMT course) to get their WEMT certification (they must pass practical and written EMT exams).
This course is run solely by instructors from SOLO Wilderness Medical school and SOLO is the oldest and largest continually operating wilderness medicine school in the world. They are the best of the best and take any course from them is the equivalent of going to an Ivy league school for this industry. For more info on SOLO visit their website http://www.soloschools.com/