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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) & Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Classes


 
Feral Human Expeditions is proud to have accredited SOLO wilderness medicine instructors available to teach Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR).  SOLO is one of the most recognized and longest running wilderness medicine schools in the world providing classes all over the country and internationally.

Whether you paddle the Everglades, hike the AT, travel internationally, are an outdoor leader, or are preparing for the next natural disaster, this class is for you. The knowledge you gain through one of these courses could prove invaluable in an emergency situation, and here at FHE we believe in being properly trained and prepared.

 
 

Wilderness First Aid

WFA is a two day course focusing on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. You can find a complete list of course topics on the SOLO website here. CPR is available for most classes as a $35 add-on and will be taught in an evening after regular class.

Price: $200

Available Classes:
October 14-15, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course location:
Clinton County Emergency Services
16 Emergency Services Dr.
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

December 2-3, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course location:
North Florida Land Trust
Milan House
11994 Hourson Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Wilderness First Aid – Elephant Valley Project, Cambodia

If you spend time in areas where medical attention is far away or unavailable then this class is for you. International travelers, outdoor leaders, field researchers, guides, and anyone else wanting a higher level of preparedness in an emergency situation will benefit from this training.

WFA is a two day course focusing on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. You can find a complete list of course topics on the SOLO website here.

Price: $355

Price includes a visit with the elephants, lodging in the EVP bungalows, all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3, course fees, and WFA certification.

Available Classes:
January 5-7, 2018

Course location:
The class will be held at The Elephant Valley Project in Mondulkiri, Cambodia.

To Signup:
For booking or info contact EVP at evpbookings@gmail.com or call +855 996 96 041

Wilderness First Aid Afloat

The Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) curriculum includes nearly all the same topics as the standard WFA while adding topics of special interest to boaters such as marine bites and stings, sea sickness, and other injuries common in marine environments. Practice scenarios will be tailored to be more relevant to paddlers, sailors, and anyone who spends time on or near the water.

WFAA meets all requirements of the United States Coast Guard for a Wilderness First Aid Course, is listed as an approved course and curriculum by the USCG, and meets ACA guidelines.

CPR is available as a $35 add on and will be taught after regular class time in the evening of the first day of instruction.

For more information on WFAA visit the SOLO website here.

Price $200

Available Classes:

March 10-11, 2018 – 8am to 5pm

Location:

Sweetwater Kayaks
10000 Gandy Blvd. North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702

Wilderness First Responder

WFR is an eight day course recognized as the industry standard for outdoor leaders.  WFR is great for those wanting a higher level of preparedness in a wilderness or disaster setting.  This course covers everything from the WFA but in more detail, with a greater level of patient care, and some additional topics.  CPR is included in the WFR.  You can find a complete list of course topics on the SOLO website here.

Price: $695

Available Classes:
November 11-18, 2017

Course Location:
11994 Houston Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32226


 
The course is held in partnership with Florida Outdoor Academy. You will be redirected to their site for registration.

 
 

WFR Recertification

Those who need to refresh their WFR certification can do so in this class. This is a 16 hour recertification course focusing on the review of all WFR skills and is the preferred method of refreshing a WFR. The WFR must be refreshed within 3 years of the original WFR or the previous refresher.

If you are unable to attend a WFR recertification course, you may refresh your WFR during a two day WFA or WFAA course.

CPR is available as a $35 add on and will be taught after regular class time in the evening of the first day of instruction. Current CPR certification is required to refresh a WFR, but it does not have to be done with us.

Price $200

Available Classes:

To Be Announced

 

Additional Information

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive WFA/WFR certification from SOLO.

We teach in a variety of settings and environments. Be prepared to spend most or all of the class time outside and please bring appropriate clothing for the time of year and course location.

Bring everything you would normally bring on a trip. Sleeping bags, pads, tents, clothes, trekking poles, back packs, rope, etc. will be useful. The point of this class is to teach you how to use your own equipment and think outside the box for effective patient care. If you don’t have something, we do not expect you to buy it just for the class.

Stipends are available for some organizations and small businesses that meet the minimum class size of 12 full paying students. If you are interested in hosting a class, contact us here.