SOLO Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recert

Student practices splinting an upper body injury

Join Train NEK in beautiful Peacham, Vermont this winter to earn your SOLO Wilderness First Aid or to renew your Wilderness First Responder certification*! Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, $200, or $240 with the optional evening CPR included.


Payment/Registration: Mail a note with course title and dates, student name and email address, and a check for $200 ($240 with CPR) to Train NEK, PO Box 132, Peacham, VT 05862


Register ONLINE THROUGH EVENTBRITE (Additional Eventbrite fee applies).

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and trip leaders who want a basic level of first aid training for short trips outdoors with family, friends, and outdoor groups. This includes hikers, climbers, paddlers, bikers, skiers, scouts, surveyors, and archaeologists – anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable in the outdoors. It also meets ACA guidelines. (Those who regularly engage in more challenging or remote outings, particularly if they are responsible for others in those settings, are encouraged to take the SOLO Wilderness First Responder course.)

WHAT IS INCLUDED? Course fee of $200 includes instruction, training materials, and SOLO WFA certification fee. Certification is good for two years, and you recertify by taking the course again. The WFA can also be used to recertify the SOLO Wilderness First Responder*.

SOLO Basic CPR will be offered as an optional adjunct at the end of Day One for an additional $40 including certification and materials.

* As of January 1, 2020, only SOLO Wilderness First Responders will be able to recertify using a SOLO Wilderness First Aid course. Students with certification from Wilderness Medical Associates, Wilderness Medicine Institute, University of Vermont, Aerie Backcountry Medicine, ASHI, Wilderness Medicine Outfitters, Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and Remote Medical International should choose SOLO’s “Wilderness First Responder Refresher” course. SOLO does not currently have reciprocity with any other training organizations.

WHAT IS TAUGHT? The WFA curriculum focuses on: Prevention, Response and Assessment, Initial Life Threats, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies including the layering system and warming patients, Soft Tissue Injuries and Infection, and Medical Emergencies.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? WFA students are asked to bring clothing suitable for getting dirty and appropriate for being active outside much of the day (i.e. rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients). They should also bring additional outdoor layers to use for warming and treating patients. Lodging and meals are not included. A complete packing list and directions are sent to students upon registration.