Wilderness First Responder
Has been Cancelled due to low enrollment.
The Weekend Series 2014
Saturday, January 18, through Monday January 20th
& Saturday February 1 through Sunday February 2nd
& Saturday February 15 through Monday February 17th
Created to provide outdoor leaders, guides, and rangers with the knowledge to deal with crises in remote situations, this course provides 72 hours of intensive training, culminating in certification that meets all DOT National Standards for First Responder with additional protocols for extended care situations.
WFR is the most widely recognized and most often required outdoor leader certification. In addition, the Wilderness First Responder can also serve as Part 1 of the Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certification, provided WEMT Part 2 instruction is completed within one year.
COP has hired SOLO to teach this course.
This intensive 72-hr course takes place over 8 days. A typical day consists of a mixture of hands-on practical skill work and didactic lecture sessions. To optimize learning potentials, SOLO complements these sessions with a variety of mock scenarios and simulations. The program is fast-paced and both intellectually and physically demanding.
Students who successfully complete the SOLO Wilderness First Responder course will receive a SOLO Wilderness First Responder card. Certification is based on successful completion of the course. In order to do so, all certification candidates are required to participate in 100% of the course. SOLO instructors provide ongoing feedback and many opportunities for questions. Final assessment includes written and practical exams.
Location: Camp Mary Orton, Worthington, Ohio. (Note: you may not spend the night at the camp; floor space may be available in a member’s home if you check the appropriate spot on the registration form)
This covers your course tuition, plus room/board/travel for our SOLO instructors, and COP overhead costs.
This class fills quickly, max. 25 students - send in your registration as soon as possible. Confirmation & directions will be sent via email, or snail-mail, if no email is indicated on your registration form.
Last date to cancel: Refunds for cancellations will be available until January 2nd; after this date refunds will be made only if a replacement can be found. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.
Certification Requirements: You must:
- Participate in all sessions and pass the exam.
- Be physically able to complete the class work
- Be 16 years or older. If you are under 18, a legal
guardian must sign the COP Liability Release also.
Coordinator: Ann Gerckens office AT outdoor-pursuits.org or 614/442-7901, evenings.
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.
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/
for mail registration, use this WFR Registration Form