WHERE: In and around Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
WHEN: Currently scheduled 2020 dates are listed below.
Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21, 2020, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Peacham
Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, 2020, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Peacham
HOW MUCH: Tuition for all WFR Recerts is $200, or $240 with the optional evening CPR included. If you’d like Train NEK to also submit your recertification paperwork to SOLO for you, we’re happy to do so. You’ll just need to bring copies of your current WFR and CPR cards, along with the application fee of $15, to your Train NEK course.
FOR WHOM: This course is designed for (and only offered to) students whose current WFR certification from the following organizations is due to expire: Wilderness Medical Associates, Wilderness Medicine Institute, University of Vermont, Aerie Backcountry Medicine, ASHI, Wilderness Medicine Outfitters, Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and Remote Medical International. SOLO does not currently have reciprocity with any other training organizations.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is a three-year certification. Students are advised to re-take the full WFR course after three recertifications. This course does not include CPR. CPR is scheduled for the first night of the WFR course for an additional $40. CPR is required to keep your WFR certification.
WHAT IS INCLUDED? Course fee of $200 includes instruction, training materials, and SOLO WFA certification fee. SOLO Basic CPR will be offered as an optional adjunct at the end of Day One for an additional $40 including certification and materials. 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*.
WHAT IS TAUGHT? This intensive two-day course covers the standard WFR curriculum as well as new wilderness protocols. The WFR Recertification is fast-paced, incorporating a traditional classroom session with hands-on practical skills scenarios to help you maintain the confidence to make critical medical decisions in a wilderness setting.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? WFR Refresher students are asked to bring clothing suitable for getting dirty and appropriate for being active outside (i.e. rolling around on the ground pretending to be injured, and kneeling next to mock patients) for much of each day, in any kind of weather . 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.