Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA)
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, fishermen, 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 leader 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 23 & 24, 2020, from 8am-5pm both days.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$190 for the course and an additional $50 if you would like to also get the AHA Heart Saver CPR certification.
CAN I GET A WFR RECERT?
We can only certify current SOLO WFRs. If they have passed the expiration date, you need a letter of extension from SOLO and will have to be in contact with their office prior to registration for the course. If your WFR has expired and you have not been in touch with SOLO first, we will only be able to supply a WFA certificate.
SIGN UP HERE: WFA / CPR REGISTRATION
WHAT ABOUT ROOM AND BOARD?
The SLA has camping available; visit our camping page to see details and check availability.