WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA)
WFA Class limited to 30 people. Last year we filled up in early May.
Learn how to manage an emergency in the backcountry from a Solo certified instructor. This comprehensive two day course is a fast paced, hands-on training program. It's designed to meet the needs of hikers, skiers, hunters, fisherman, trip leaders, camp staff, and other outdoor enthusiasts who recreate in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
This course may also act as a Wilderness First Responder Recertification class.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leaders who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. At the end of the course you will receive a WFA certificate from SOLO.
WHO IS TEACHING?
Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO): SOLO wilderness medicine is the oldest continuously operating school of wilderness medicine in the world. SOLO took root in the early 1970s and grew out of the vision of its founders Frank Hubbell and Lee Frizzell.
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?
The WFA course will be held at the Squam Lakes Association 534 US route 3, Holderness, NH on May 27 & 28 2017 from 8 am -5 pm both days.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$175 for the course and an additional $40 if you would like to also get the AHA Heart Saver CPR certification.
Sign up here: WFA Registration or WFR Recertification
WHAT ABOUT ROOM AND BOARD?
The SLA has camping available check the website for availability. SLA Camping website
The sites at Wister are accessible by land.