Wilderness First Aid
March 1 & 2, 2014
8:30-6:30 Saturday and 8-4 Sunday.
When you are participating in outdoor activities that take you more than 1 hour away from medical care, wilderness first aid provides a significant difference in survival and effects of injuries.
Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) of New Hampshire, the first wilderness medicine school founded in the United States, will provide instruction. The school has been featured in Backpacker Magazine and on the PBS television series Trailside. Originally called Backcountry Medicine, SOLO’s WFA course was first offered in 1975. Since that time, thousands of trip leaders and outdoor enthusiasts have been certified at this level.
Many organizations use this course to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to their staff or members. WFA is recognized by the American Camping Association, US Coast, Guard, and various guides licensing boards as meeting their first aid requirement.
This course does not include CPR. See March 12 for that class.
Wilderness First Aid provides an intensive 16 hours of training covering injury assessment, rescuer safety, bleeding, shock, orthopedic injuries, long term patient care, and treatment with materials at hand during practice sessions.
Requirements for the class are that you be physically able to complete the class, 16 years or older and be registered.
Parts of the class are taught outdoors, so be prepared to be outside no matter what the weather. Go to the SOLO website for the complete course description, www.soloschools.com/wfa.html
Location: The course will be offered at Camp Mary Orton, on the north side of Columbus west of High Street, just north of I-270 in Worthington, OH 43085.
Course Fees: $180.00 for COP Members, $200.00 for Non-members. Fees cover your tuition, the transportation, room and board of our instructors and COP overhead costs.
Registration contact: Ann Gerckens firstname.lastname@example.org 614/442-7901.
Housing: You will not be able to spend the night at Camp Mary Orton. Contact Ann before February 17 to arrange floor space.
Last date to cancel is February 17, 2014. Only if a replacement from the waiting list can take your place will a refund be issued after February 17, 2014. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.
Confirmation letters will be sent via e-mail. Regular mail will be sent for those without e-mail. This course fills up fast. Send in those applications as soon as possible.
R U a COP Leader?
Contact your Activity Leader to see if subsidy funds are available.
Recertifying your Wilderness First Responder? Be sure to check that box when you register so the instructor comes prepared. There is an extra fee ($15? $20?) for this class which will be collected by the instructor during the course. You will also be required to present both a current CPR card and your not-yet-expired WFR card at this class.
for mail registration, use this WFA Registration Form.