SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with Train NEK
Join TRAIN NEK in our outdoor classroom here in beautiful Vermont to earn your SOLO Wilderness First Aid – or renew your SOLO Wilderness First Responder* certification! Or email <info at TrainNEK dot com> to schedule different dates for your group. Courses crossed out below have filled.
2020 WFA Dates:
- We don’t have any more WFR Refresher courses in 2020.
2021 WFA Dates:
- Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, 9a-6p, Peacham (This course is for high school students who identify as female, accompanied by a parent to serve as their patient-partner. The parent can either audit for free or pay the course fee if seeking certification.)
- Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11, 9a-6p, Peacham
- We’re working on our 2021 schedule now and will post new courses here in early December!
TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT
SAVE MONEY! MAIL A NOTE WITH COURSE TITLE, START DATE, STUDENT NAME, EMAIL AND PHONE # AND A CHECK FOR $200 ($240 WITH CPR) TO TRAIN NEK, PO BOX 132, PEACHAM, VT 05862. (WE’LL EMAIL YOU CONFIRMATION ONCE YOUR CHECK IS RECEIVED.)
PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE (ADDITIONAL EVENTBRITE FEE APPLIES) BY CLICKING ON YOUR DESIRED COURSE BELOW. YOU’LL RECEIVE EMAIL CONFIRMATION FROM EVENTBRITE (CHECK YOUR SPAM).
What is Taught? The WFA curriculum focuses on: Prevention, Response and Assessment, Initial Life Threats, Musculoskeletal Injuries including splinting and treating for spinal injuries, Environmental Emergencies including the layering system and warming patients, and Soft Tissue Injuries and Infection.
What is Included? Cost of $200 includes engaging instruction, training materials, and SOLO WFA certification fee. WFA certification is good for two years, and you recertify by taking the course again. Need CPR certification? SOLO Basic CPR is offered as an optional adjunct at the end of Day One for an additional $40 including materials and SOLO Basic CPR certification fee.
Who is This For? The WFA course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and trip leaders who want a basic level of backcountry first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. This includes hikers, climbers, paddlers, bikers, scouts, skiers, surveyors, and archaeologists – anyone who wants to feel more independent, empowered and capable outside. It also meets ACA guidelines, and can be used to recertify the SOLO Wilderness First Responder*. For those who are regularly responsible for others on more advanced/remote outings, we recommend the Wilderness First Responder..
What Should I Bring? WFA students should bring clothing layers suitable for getting dirty and appropriate for being active outside much or all of the day (i.e. rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients). They also need to bring additional outdoor layers to use for warming and treating patients. Lodging and meals are not included. Here is a complete packing list so you know what to expect; directions are sent to students following registration.
* 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 organizations having reciprocity with SOLO (includes 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 instead.