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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

We currently have 37 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses in our schedule. See them all.

SOLO's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.

WHO IS THE WFR COURSE FOR?

The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

The WFR is 72-80 hours long (7 to 10 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice (See sidebar). Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included..

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?

The WFR is held around the world throughout the year. See Schedule.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The price will vary depending on the sponsor and what amenities, if any, they include. WFR courses taught at the SOLO campus cost $895 (includes class-day meals and lodging).

WHAT ABOUT DAY STUDENTS?

This is also up to the sponsoring organization. The day-student price at the SOLO campus of $795 includes all meals, but no lodging.

IS THERE AN EXAM?

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

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. Your SOLO WFR 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 WFR 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. Within the first year of completing a SOLO WFR, students may enroll in a SOLO WEMT Part II Module (the last two weeks of a WEMT course) to get their WEMT certification (they must pass practical and written EMT exams). Call 603-447-6711 for further information.

WFR Courses in the near future
   8/4/2014 - 8/10/2014
Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides   East Burke, VT

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides
PO Box 41
East Burke, VT 05832

Telephone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com

Note: $645 course tuition. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   8/11/2014 - 8/18/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $895 ($400 Deposit, $495 Balance)- Includes lodging and meals. Day Student: $795 ($400 Deposit, $395 Balance) - NO lodging, includes meals.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   8/12/2014 - 8/20/2014
The Mountain Institute   Circleville, WV

The Mountain Institute
Spruce Knob Mountain Center, 18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804

Contact Name: David Martin
Telephone: 304-567-2632
Email: dmartin@mountain.org
Website: http://www.mountain.org/event/wilderness-first-responder-course

Note: CPR is included in the course. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by The Mountain Institute. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   8/13/2014 - 8/22/2014
Wyoming Catholic College   Lander, WY

Wyoming Catholic College
1400 City Park Drive
Lander, WY 82520

Contact Name: April Pendelton
Telephone: 307-332-3452
Email:
Website: http://www.wyomingcatholiccollege.com/

Note: $600 course tuition. Room and board available for an additional $200. Sunday, August 17th is off. Please call for more information or to register.

Registration:
This course offered by Wyoming Catholic College. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   8/18/2014 - 8/28/2014
Adirondack Wilderness Medicine   Greenfield Center, NY

Adirondack Wilderness Medicine
Ndakinna Education Center - 23 Middle Grove Rd.
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Telephone: 518-378-5623
Email: chayward@adkwildmed.com
Website: http://www.adkwildmed.com/

Note: $795 course tuition; includes breakfast and lunch. Lodging available for $20 per. night. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Adirondack Wilderness Medicine. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   8/23/2014 - 8/30/2014
Boston College   Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College
Campus Recreation Center
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Telephone: 617-552-3283
Email: crispell@bc.edu

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Boston College. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   9/2/2014 - 9/12/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $895 ($400 Deposit, $495 Balance)- Includes lodging and meals. Day Student: $795 ($400 Deposit, $395 Balance) - NO lodging, includes meals. Weekend of 9/6-7/14 is off.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   9/8/2014 - 9/18/2014
Adirondack Wilderness Medicine   Greenfield Center, NY

Adirondack Wilderness Medicine
Ndakinna Education Center - 23 Middle Grove Rd.
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Telephone: 518-378-5623
Email: chayward@adkwildmed.com
Website: http://www.adkwildmed.com/

Note: $795 course tuition. Includes breakfast and lunch. Lodging available for $20/night. September 13-14 off. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Adirondack Wilderness Medicine. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   9/13/2014 - 9/21/2014
Nantahala Outdoor Center / SOLO Southeast   Bryson City, NC

Nantahala Outdoor Center / SOLO Southeast
13077 Highway 19W
Bryson City, NC 28713

Telephone: 828-488-7190
Email: solo@noc.com
Website: http://www.solosoutheast.com/

Note: $675 course tuition. Accommodations available at $15/night, kitchen provided, and food is available. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Nantahala Outdoor Center / SOLO Southeast. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   9/13/2014 - 9/20/2014
Oregon State University Adventure Programs   Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University Adventure Programs
211 Dixon Rec Center
Corvallis, OR 97331

Telephone: 541-737-5517
Email: ty.atwater@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/adventureclub

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Oregon State University Adventure Programs. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/4/2014 - 10/10/2014
Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides   East Burke, VT

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides
PO Box 41
East Burke, VT 05832

Telephone: 802-274-4112
Email: kamountainguides@gmail.com

Note: $645 course tuition. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/7/2014 - 10/17/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $895 ($400 Deposit, $495 Balance)- Includes lodging and meals. Day Student: $795 ($400 Deposit, $395 Balance) - NO lodging, includes meals. Weekend of 10/11-12/14 is off.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.

We currently have 37 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses in our schedule. See them all.