Wilderness First Aid class by SOLO
Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association (WVAIA), Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, is hosting a 2-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2019 in Waterville Valley.
The 16-hour WFA class will be held at The Meeting Place in Town Square (main level, next to the Post Office) and taught by instructors from SOLO Schools of Conway, NH, the leader in wilderness medicine training in the United States. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a WFA certification good for two years. Wilderness First Responders can also re-certify with this class.
The WFA course is perfect 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.
The WFA course creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care and survival, when help may not arrive for hours if not days. If you spend time in the backcountry, day hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, or anything that takes you to lightly traveled locations far from help, you will find this course invaluable.
SOLO training is different from more traditional emergency medical and first aid training in that the emphasis is on how the body works; what happens to it when it has been injured or is ill; and the basic principles behind treatment. By understanding basic physiology, the principles of emergency response, long-term patient care and equipment improvisation, you will be better prepared to deal with non-textbook problems.
The cost for the 2-day course is $150 ($135 for WVAIA members). Pre-registration is required by mailing a check payable to WVAIA, PO Box 412, Waterville Valley, NH 03215. Include your name, address, email address and telephone number. Space is limited and previous courses have filled up quickly. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVAIA was formed in 1888 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WVAIA partners with the U.S. Forest Service for the maintenance and stewardship of the hiking trails in and around Waterville Valley. Learn more online at wvaia.org.