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IT'S A GO! Wilderness First Responder 5-day course

Fri, 2013-02-08
Lorrie Bonds Lopez, Carl Gilmore, April Grisitti

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
25 Hours Pre-Course Preparation and 45 Hours On-Site Training

  • Friday, February 8, 2013, 4 hours
  • Saturday, February 9, 2013,  9 hours
  • Sunday, February 10, 2013, 9 hours
  • Friday, February 22, 2013, 4 hours
  • Saturday, February 23, 2013,9 hours
  • Sunday,  February 24, 2013,10 hours

Cost: $625, a deposit of $200 due upon registration
Class size limit: 21
Registration: email or call Carl Gilmore ( 575-758-2719) then mail deposit to Carl Gilmore, 209 State Rd 240, Taos, NM 87571
Information: email or call Lorrie at 505-670-5359
Location: TBD based on registrations; probably White Rock Town Hall
Class Format
This course covers the same material and meets the same criteria as our standard Wilderness First Responder. It is designed for students and professionals who have tight schedules and the self-discipline to complete approximately 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students will have access to the WFR Study Guide two to four weeks before the course starts. They are required to complete the assigned reading, case studies, study guide, and tests. The on-site instruction that follows reinforces and expands on the knowledge already acquired. Because students arrive familiar with the didactic material, on-site daytime training can focus on wilderness and rescue scenarios and practical skills. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning.
The 5-Day WFR course has been through five years of development and testing. Conscientious preparation, studying, and time prior to the course is essential for success. This is not a short-cut version of our standard course. Established WMA International clients and other groups who are interested in this new format are encouraged to contact us about this offering.
The following teaching materials are provided by WMA International at no additional cost:

More info on the course at; Wilderness First Responder 5-Day - 5-Day

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