Wilderness First Responder Training
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
Instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006