Wilderness First Aid & CPR Courses

Join The Mountaineer + SOLO Schools for WFA/CPR


Course dates:

February 12th-13th, 2022 - SOLD OUT

OR

February 26th-27th, 2022

OR 

June 4th-5th, 2022

 

12 spots available per course. 

 

Call The Mountaineer at (518)-576-2281 to register.


WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA)

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

 

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. This course will follow the curriculum of SOLO, the oldest wilderness medical school in the US.

 

WHERE IS IT HELD?
The WFA/CPR courses held by the Mountaineer will take place at the indoor space adjacent to Old Mountain Coffee in Keene Valley, NY, with winter field work in a nearby outdoor location. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The total price for the WFA course will be $220, with an optional CPR add-on for $30. 

 

DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

 

DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?
The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for recertifying SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder program.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Tyler Merriam – certified Wilderness First Responder instructor and adjunct field instructor in the Wilderness Recreation Leadership Program at North County Community College

 

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

All materials: books, certification cards, ground pads, splinting practice materials, other demonstration materials for the course, and CPR manikins will be provided. Each day of the course willl run from 8:30AM – 5:30PM with ~45 minute lunch break (right next door). Additional details and materials will be provided to all participants in advance.

Cancellation policy – no refunds within 1 week of the course (unless we can pull from the waitlist).

 

Call The Mountaineer to register. (518)-576-2281