Wild Alabama is bringing Stone Hearth Learning Opportunities (SOLO) to Camp McDowell!
Two wilderness medicine courses are being offered:
ALL RESERVED Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
The two courses will take place in the first two weeks of November 2022. Because Wild Alabama is able to host the instructor at Camp McDowell, the cost of each course is lower than average. Please take advantage of this opportunity!
ALL RESERVED Wilderness First Aid (WFA): "The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines. The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies." Read more...
Wilderness First Responder (WFR): "SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. The WFR 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. The WFR is 72+ hours long (8 to 10 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills for 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 WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included." Read more...