SOLO Wilderness Medicine Courses
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. Would you know what to do?
By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
SOLO WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA)
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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.
This course also serves as a Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course.
SOLO WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)
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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 72-80 hours long and 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.
ABOUT SOLO SCHOOLS
The Oldest Continuously Operating School of Wilderness Medicine in the World.
Since 1976, with the opening of the SOLO campus, a facility dedicated to providing wilderness medicine education at all levels, SOLO has been the undisputed leader in wilderness medicine. Still privately owned by the same people who conceived the idea, designed the courses, and built a campus, SOLO now offers courses across the country and around the world.
Known for their innovative and motivational techniques, SOLO programs stay in the forefront of medical advancements in a large part because of the active involvement of SOLO’s founder Dr. Frank Hubbell on the NH Medical Control Board as well as SOLO”s ongoing participation in curriculum consensus groups.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Chris spent the past 15 years working in the field of emergency response. He spent 10 years working with a number of veterinary medical response teams, serving as a full time team lead as part of a FEMA animal response coalition. During that time he spent 2 years living in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake training veterinarians in emergency response and large-scale clinic management.
He has spent the past 5 years working as a backcountry rescue instructor as well as serving as a firefighter and EMT originally in Ludlow Kentucky before moving to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he continued teaching full time and volunteering with the Conway FD, White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue Team and the Androscoggin Valley SAR team. He now lives in CT and continues teaching and attending school for wildlife conservation.