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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

We currently have 54 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
   10/27/2014 - 11/3/2014
AMC - Joe Dodge Lodge   Gorham, NH

AMC - Joe Dodge Lodge
Route 16
Gorham, NH 03581

Telephone: 603-466-2727
Email: amclodging@outdoors.org
Website: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm?act=9&type=5

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by AMC - Joe Dodge Lodge. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/1/2014 - 11/9/2014
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.
   11/2/2014 - 11/9/2014
AMC - Greenville    Greenville, ME

AMC - Greenville
Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins
Greenville, ME 04441

Telephone: 207-695-3085
Email: cmealey@outdoors.org

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by AMC - Greenville . Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/2/2014 - 11/9/2014
Apex Mountain School / SOLO Colorado   Avon, CO

Apex Mountain School / SOLO Colorado
Apex Mountain School / SOLO Colorado
Avon, CO 81620

Telephone: 970-949-9111 / 888-686-7685
Email: ski@apexmountainschool.com
Website: http://apexmountainschool.com/wilderness-medicine

Note: $685 course tuition. Course is held at Camp Hale, CO. Please call or email for more information or visit http://www.apexmountainschool.com/courses/wilderness-medicine/wilderness-first-responder/

Registration:
This course offered by Apex Mountain School / SOLO Colorado. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/5/2014 - 11/12/2014
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: SOLO has redesigned their traditional WFR to include more information on Disaster Awareness, Preparation, and Survival. In addition, the latest updates on viruses like Ebola and Chikungunya will be part of the program. The first day will be a full-day Professional CPR Provider session. Those who are already certified in any level of CPR from Heartsaver to Healthcare Provider do not have to attend the first day, and their tuition will be pro-rated. Because this is a pilot program, we are discounting our normal WFR tuition. We are looking for students who are willing to work hard and give constructive criticism on this new course. Prices quoted below include lodging and three, all-you-can eat meals a day. Disaster Wilderness First Responder including CPR - $675 (almost 25% discount)

Disaster Wilderness First Responder without CPR - $590 Lodging begins night of the 5th and meals begin on the 6th.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   11/10/2014 - 11/20/2014
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 at $20/night. November 15-16 is off. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Adirondack Wilderness Medicine. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   11/17/2014 - 11/26/2014
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 11/22-23/14 is off.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   12/8/2014 - 12/16/2014
Hulbert Outdoor Center   Fairlee, VT

Hulbert Outdoor Center
2968 Lake Morey Road
Fairlee, VT 05451

Telephone: 802-333-3405
Email: brian_stoudnour@alohafoundation.org
Website: http://www.alohafoundation.org/hulbert-outdoor-center/skills-training-certification/wilderness-first-aid/

Note: Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Hulbert Outdoor Center. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   12/13/2014 - 12/20/2014
Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Keystone Heights   Keystone Heights, FL

Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Keystone Heights
Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Contact Name: Jason Wilhem
Telephone: 352-626-3292
Email: Jason@FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com
Website: http://www.FloridaOutdoorAcademy.com

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

Registration:
This course offered by Florida Outdoor Academy (FOA) - Keystone Heights. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   12/13/2014 - 12/19/2014
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.
   12/13/2014 - 12/21/2014
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.
   12/13/2014 - 12/20/2014
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.

We currently have 54 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses in our schedule. See them all.