Certified Wilderness First Responder Course

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Do you work in the great outdoors? Are you an EMT looking for additional certification? SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder 8 day course is for you.

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+ hours long (8 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. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$795

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. 

New Class Offering | Mushroom Hunting | October 19th 2019

We won’t have any pigs helping up find the rarest of fungi, The Truffle. We will however have the most talented instructor, Tyler Akabane guide us through the forest to forage for some of the best tasting mushrooms in the world. This is a must for any food lover or survivalist. This is a perfect family experience to share together.

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New Class Offering | The Way of the Knife | September 7, 2019

Don’t we all love the classic imagery of people sitting around a campfire enjoying a summer day?

A guitar strums softly as you whittle away turning wood into functional art. In this class you will learn all aspects of knife safety and carving techniques. Students will learn to carve a wooden spoon. Enroll now and share the experience with a friend or family member.

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New England has some of the most exquisite hikes in the world, offering adventure, fitness, and Instagram-worthy views. Here, we’ve selected 55 amazing hikes to try this year, from the bucolic fields of Middlesex Fells to the waterfalls of Maine. Our interactive guide features everything from mapped locations, to difficulty levels, to how far you’ll be driving from Boston. Plus, we’ve also created a cheat sheet on how to do it right—from foraging on the route to finding treasure boxes along the way. So grab your hiking shoes—it’s time to hit the trails. —Edited by Melissa Malamut and Kara Baskin

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