Wilderness First Responder Training

Posted January 21, 2020 at 7:10 am by

San Juan Island EMS is offer­ing Wilder­ness First Respon­der Train­ing (WFR), Feb­ru­ary 10 – 19 at Camp Ork­i­la on Orcas Island. This train­ing 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. It is also invalu­able train­ing for any first responders.

The WFR is a 10-day course that 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 Wilder­ness First Aid course, they are cov­ered far more exten­sive­ly, and there is much more hands-on prac­tice. Addi­tion­al top­ics, such as CPR, are also included.

Class runs from break­fast (8:00 a.m.) on Mon­day Feb­ru­ary 10th, to noon on Wednes­day Feb­ru­ary 19th. Par­tic­i­pants are wel­come to arrive Sun­day evening, Feb­ru­ary 9th after 5:00 pm.

The cost for the course is $600, paid direct­ly to San Juan Island EMS. To reserve your spot in the class, send $100 deposit check ASAP made out to “San Juan EMS” to: YMCA Camp Ork­i­la, Mau­reen Bowler, PO BOX 1149, East­sound, WA 98245 — course fee includes CPR.

Accom­mo­da­tions are avail­able at Camp Ork­i­la. The cost is $500 which includes all meals (three meals a day, end­ing after lunch on Feb­ru­ary 19TH) and lodg­ing (includes the night of Feb­ru­ary 9TH). The cost for lunch­es only is $110.

For more infor­ma­tion contact:
Peg­gy Long, Assis­tant Out­reach Coordinator
360–378-5152, ext 231
plong@sanjuanislandems.org

Instruc­tors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affil­i­ate school since 2006

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