Wilderness First Responder Training

  • Thu Jan 23rd, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS

San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services is offering Wilderness First Responder Training, Feb. 10 – 19 at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. This training 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. It is also invaluable training for any first responders.

The WFR is a 10-day course that is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of 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 Wilderness First Aid course, they are covered far more extensively and there is much more hands-on practice. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.

Class runs from breakfast at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Participants are welcome to arrive Sunday evening, Feb. 9 after 5 p.m. The cost for the course is $600, paid directly to San Juan Island EMS. To reserve your spot in the class, send $100 deposit check ASAP made out to “San Juan EMS” to YMCA Camp Orkila, Maureen Bowler, P.O. Box 1149, Eastsound, Washington, 98245.

The course fee includes CPR. Accommodations are available at Camp Orkila. The cost is $500 which includes all meals – three meals a day, ending after lunch on Feb. 19 – and lodging (including the night of Feb. 9). The cost for lunches only is $110.

For more information contact Peggy Long, Assistant Outreach Coordinator, by phone at 360-378-5152, ext 231 or by email at plong@sanjuanislandems.org

Instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006.