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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Course Info:

  • Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
  • Age Requirement: Minimal age is 14, Ages 14 to 17 need to be accompanied by an adult (No cost for adult)
  • Where: Campton, New Hampshire or host a class at your location
  • Cost: $200 per person (Includes SOLO WFA Book, SOLO WFA Pamphlet, and SOLO certification cards). Optional: Add $40.00 for CPR. Add $25.00 per night for camping.
  • Two-year SOLO certification

 

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) is the oldest continuously operating school of wilderness medicine in the world. Learn how to manage an emergency in the backcountry from a SOLO certified instructor. This comprehensive two-day course is a fast paced, hands-on training program. It’s designed to meet the needs of hikers, skiers, hunters, fisherman, trip leaders, camp staff, and other outdoor enthusiasts who recreate in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations and receive a two-year SOLO WFA certification. This course may also act as a Wilderness First Responder Recertification class. If CPR is included, you will also receive a two-year SOLO CPR certification.

All costs listed above are for onsite classes in Campton, New Hampshire. Click here to see our scheduled courses and to register. If you would like to host a private class at your location or ours, please contact us to discuss options. Group discounts are available.

Topics Included: 

  • Patient Assessment System
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Splinting Techniques

 

Gear List:

  • This class will be conducted in the outdoors, please dress appropriately for the season
  • Raingear (Top and Bottom)
  • Water bottle
  • Optional – Day pack and equipment that you might typically carry

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Travel Information: Main training area is located in the foothills of the White Mountains in Campton, New Hampshire right off I-93. Local driving directions will be sent after registration.

Arrival and Departure: Day 1 will start at 9:00 am and run until 5:00 pm. If CPR is included, this will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Day 2 will start at 9:00 am and run until 5:00 pm.

Accommodations: If camping on-site, bring the appropriate gear to remain overnight safely and comfortably. A $25.00 camping fee per night is required if staying on-site. There are also plenty of lodging options located nearby.

Meals: Not provided. In order to remain on schedule, please plan on bringing your lunch with you each day.

Deposit Policy: Your spot in a class is not secured until we receive a deposit, which is $100.00. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Full payment is expected 30 days prior to the class start date. If a class is already full, we will refund 100% of your deposit.

Cancellation and Refund Policies: With cancellations more than 30 days in advance of the class, the cost, less the deposit, will be refunded. With cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the class all monies are non-refundable and non-transferable. These policies reflect the fact that we do not overbook, and cancelled spaces are very difficult to fill at the last minute. If we have to cancel a class, 100% of the cost and deposit will be refunded.

Liability Release Policy: Before the start of each class, all participants are required to have signed a Liability Release form, Acknowledgement of Risk form, and Photo Release form. Forms will be provided on-site of Day 1.

Gear Loaning Policy: We have very little equipment that can be lent out. Please read the Gear List to ensure you have the right stuff.

Tobacco Policy: We will be working and living the field, so smoking is permitted only in the specified smoking areas. All cigarette butts are to be disposed of properly in the trash.

Training Area Info: The training area is located on 40 plus acres of private, raw land. There are no structures, running water, or electricity. If you plan on using any electronics, think about bringing a portable battery charger. We will be using a composting system. Hand washing stations, potable water, and overhead cover will be provided. Keep in mind that we don’t have an alternative to the composting system. If using a composting toilet makes you significantly uncomfortable, then this class probably is not a good option for you.

Parking Info: There is a designated parking area at the training site. Details will be sent along with directions after you register.

We reserve the right to pause or stop training at any time due to factors that make the training unsafe such as inclement weather. If you have questions about the course, don’t hesitate to contact us.