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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

We currently have 69 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
   4/26/2014 - 5/4/2014
South Mountain YMCA   Wernersville, PA

South Mountain YMCA
201 Cushion Peak Road
Wernersville, PA 19565

Telephone: 610-670-5010
Email: swilliams@smymca.org
Website: http://www.smymca.org/

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by South Mountain YMCA. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   4/28/2014 - 5/7/2014
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 5/3-4/14 is off.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014
Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Gainesville   Gainesville, FL

Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Gainesville
Austin Cary Memorial Forest
Gainesville, FL 32607

Contact Name: Jason Wilhem
Telephone: 352-262-3292
Email: Jason@FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com
Website: http://www.FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com

Note: Please visit the sponsor website for pricing and specials. Call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Gainesville. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/5/2014 - 5/12/2014
Ohio University's Recreation Studies Program   Athens, OH

Ohio University's Recreation Studies Program
Grover Center E195 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Telephone: 410-708-7254
Email: twilley@ohio.edu

Note: $600 course tuition. Training includes CPR certification. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Ohio University's Recreation Studies Program. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/7/2014 - 5/14/2014
West Virginia University   Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University
Agricultural Building Room 1005
Morgantown, WV 26506

Telephone: 304-293-2874
Email: rstrader@mail.wvu.edu
Website: http://davis.wvu.edu/off-campus-education

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by West Virginia University. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/10/2014 - 5/18/2014
Georgia Gwinnett College   Lawrenceville, GA

Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Telephone: 678-407-5044
Email: irodgers@ggc.edu
Website: http://www.ggc.edu/

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Georgia Gwinnett College. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/10/2014 - 5/17/2014
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.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   5/10/2014 - 5/18/2014
University of Alabama   Tuscaloosa, AL

University of Alabama
401 5th Ave. East Box 870373
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Contact Name: Brian Puccerella
Telephone: 205-348-4701
Email: bjpuccerella@crimson.ua.edu
Website: http://urec.ua.edu/ornews.cfm

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by University of Alabama. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/11/2014 - 5/17/2014
Paul Smiths College   Paul Smiths, NY

Paul Smiths College
Route 86 & 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

Telephone: 518-327-6389
Email: kdomas@paulsmiths.edu
Website: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Paul Smiths College. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/12/2014 - 5/22/2014
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.
   5/12/2014 - 5/20/2014
Syracuse University Outing Club   Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University Outing Club
151 Farm Acre Road
Syracuse, NY 13201

Telephone:
Email: tmdellar@syr.edu
Website: http://suoc.syr.edu/page/show/about

Note: Please email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Syracuse University Outing Club. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   5/12/2014 - 5/19/2014
University of Southern Maine   ME

University of Southern Maine
Portland
ME 04103

Contact Name: Caleb Lincoln
Telephone: 207-230-9089
Email: caleb.lincoln@maine.edu

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by University of Southern Maine. Please contact them directly for registration information.

We currently have 69 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses in our schedule. See them all.