Of all the skill sets hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts may possess, backcountry medical training is perhaps the epitome of value. If you hike and spend time in remote locations outside of the “golden hour” (meaning an hour or more from typical urban medical services), dealing with injury or illness at some point — even if it’s not your own — is likely. Getting the proper training will prepare you for this unwelcome eventuality. And do know this: Redline Guiding and SOLO, both, strongly encourage preparedness.
To better add to the intrinsic value of this important education, we’re offering a few specially discounted course opportunities so that you may earn your Wilderness First Aid (WFA)certification. In cooperation with the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine, we are offering a handful of WFA classes this summer and fall. What follows is the information you’ll need to take advantage of this while you can. We really want you to do this. You learn, everyone wins. Earn your WFA credential this year and be a better hiker and outdoorsman.
Get started today earning your Wild Med Cred… only $149
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based.
The WFA course is an intensive 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of:
- » Response and Assessment
- » Musculoskeletal Injuries
- » Environmental Emergencies
- » Survival Skills
- » Soft Tissue Injuries
- » Medical Emergencies
You can also contact Redline Guiding with any questions you may have. Ask us for our thoughts about SOLO and the value of the material they teach.
- » Who can participate?
- Open enrollment, co-ed, ages 12 and up (please see *note below about children).
- » When are the classes?
- We still have openings Sept 2nd-3rd, Oct 21st-22nd, and Nov 11th-12th.
- » Where is it held?
- These classes will be held on the SOLO campus in Conway (Madison), NH (directions).
- » How long is it?
- Two full days (16 hours), plus two evening hours if taking the optional CPR/AED course.
- » How much does it cost?
- Only $149 per person for the WFA course (reg. $175), plus $35 for the optional CPR/AED course.
*Note about children: Minimum age is 12, but please note that this is an so all minor children must be: 1) accompanied by a responsible paying adult; 2) able to behave in an adult-like manner that will not be disruptive to other students; 3) able to test the same as an adult in order to receive course certification.