Wilderness First Responder
Southern Adventist University Outdoor Leadership Program teams up with SOLO Southeast to bring Intensive Medical and Environmental Emergency Training to students, faculty and staff, and community members.
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)
Is an intensive 4-day course that provides in-depth information on medical and environmental emergencies, alongside hands-on practice of backcountry first aid skills. Students learn both in the classroom and in the mountains, along the trails and streams at the Southern Adventist University Outdoor Education Center. With an emphasis on leadership, students learn to confidently take control of medical situations. Over 4-days students learn patient assessment, injury management, and other necessary outdoor skills. This class goes into greater depth of the basic first aid subjects while emphasizing leadership skills. AWFA presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting.
We believe in having a systematic approach to emergency situations so students can continue to develop their muscle memory, instincts, and improve reaction time for emergency situations.
This course includes 2-year AWFA Certification, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED certification.
Course Dates: July 30- August 2 Cost: $375 ($200 deposit needed and is non-refundable after June 1)
Get a 3-Year WFR Certification
SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses are the recognized industry standard for backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, river guides, ski patrollers, and students in outdoor recreation programs. The WFR is an eight to nine-day comprehensive course that covers the standards of backcountry medicine. Students will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in areas including musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, and other medical emergencies. SOLO Southeast’s WFR courses place an emphasis on leadership, prevention, and decision-making, giving you the tools to make critical decisions in remote wilderness locations. Skills are gained in traditional classroom sessions as well as through participation in practical skills scenarios.
Wilderness First Responder is a three-year certification. This course includes CPR.
Recommended For: Backcountry Trip Leaders, Camp Counselors, River Guides, students in Outdoor Recreation Programs, and anyone taking extended trips into the backcountry.
Course Dates: July 30 - August 7 (Saturday, August 3rd DAY OFF) Cost: $750 ($400 deposit required and is non-refundable after June 1)
*if you have a current AWFA certification you can take the WFR course for $375 starting
We are also offering a Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification.
Course Dates: May 2 - 3 Cost: $275 ($150 deposit and is non-refundable after April 1)
For More Information Contact: Elisha Fowler 423-322-1515
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