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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 four-day course that provides in-depth information on medical and environmental emergencies, alongside hands-on practice of back-country 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 four 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 two-year AWFA Certification, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR, and AED certification.

Course Dates: 2023 Dates TBD 

Coure Time: TBD

Cost: $375.00

Get a Three-Year WFR Certification

SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses are the recognized industry standard for back-country 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 back-country 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: Back-country Trip Leaders, Camp Counselors, River Guides, students in Outdoor Recreation Programs, and anyone taking extended trips into the back country.

Course Dates: 2023 Dates TBD  

Course Time: TBD

Cost: $775

*if you have a current AWFA certification you can take the WFR course for $570.00

**Course may be taken for 3 credit hours Summer Session 1

#Call professor for SAU student/faculty discount


For More Information Contact: 

Doug Brown