SOLO Wilderness First Responder

SOLO WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)

SEPTEMBER 16-23, 2019 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO

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SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry rescuers, trip leaders, patrollers and guides.

WHO IS THE WFR COURSE FOR?

WFR is the perfect course for anyone who is working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting, and for individuals who want a higher level of wilderness medical training for extended personal or professional backcountry trips or expeditions.  If you want to join a Search & Rescue Team this is a great place to start.  

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

The WFR is 72+ hours long (8 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies and Advanced Improvisation Techniques. 

IS THERE AN EXAM?

There is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and a written test.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. Your SOLO Wilderness First Responder 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.

EDUCATIONAL/FUNCTIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PROVIDERS

Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT are job-training programs leading to certifications. Based on the Department of Transportation’s First Responder and EMT curriculums, the WFR and WEMT programs integrate wilderness and medical training. Please read all requirements before registering for a course

DOES THE WFR COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?

The Wilderness First Responder 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.

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