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2024 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO II

June 5 - June 6

Participants in a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course hone their emergency response skills in a simulated emergency scenario in the woods.

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life.

Wilderness First Aid is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets ACA guidelines.

Instructor Gerry Brache will teach the 16-hour-long course (spanning two days), which will focus on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. The course will be held on the Schoodic Institute campus in Wright Hall (classroom 110), from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day (June 5th and June 6th), with a 30-minute lunch break. A bagged lunch is included in the cost of registration and will be provided both days. This course will have indoor and outdoor sessions throughout both days, and students should be prepared for various types of weather. Please dress accordingly; we recommend rain gear and warm layers. Energy snacks and a water bottle are also encouraged.

An optional CPR Training and Certification course will be available for an additional fee and will be held at the end of class on May 29th from approximately 5:00pm – 7:30pm.

Registration for this course is $225 (lunch included).

Should You Need to Cancel Your Event Registration
There is a $35 processing fee for any cancellation made 15 days or more prior to the conference date. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 14 days of the conference date.

Interested in saving on your commute? Check out our overnight accommodations on campus! To find out what accommodations and meals may be available, reach out to Megan Moshier at (207) 288-1337 or email mmoshier@schoodicinstitute.org to check rates and availability.


June 5
June 6
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