Wilderness First Aid

**Please note this is not an RATC event rather something that many of our members have expressed an interest in, so we are posting it to make you all aware of it. You must register with them, rsvping on meetup does not constitute registration!**

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MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

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“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people.

I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.”

– 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

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Other Class Dates include:

March 22-23 … Washington, DC

May 3 – 4 … Blacksburg, VA*

May 10-11 … Charlottesville, VA*

May 31 – June 1 … Richmond, VA*

June 7 – 8 … Washington, DC

June 21-22 … Madison, NJ* (near NYC)

June 28-29 … Virginia Beach, VA*

Aug 29-31 … Mountain-top Retreat <b style=”font-size : 16px”>including sunset short hike, campfires, <b style=”font-size : 16px”>sandy beach, optional CPR & more <b style=”font-size : 16px”>at Mtn Lake Biol. Stn., near Blacksburg, VA

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Overview:

No prerequisites

For adults, and focused youths ages 12+Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.

Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival

Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice

Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursment for academic employees!), and more

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2-year SOLO WFA certification

Counts as re-cert for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT

Instructor:  Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, C.E.R.T., Wilderness EMT and SOLO Instructor

Fee:  $180 for the 2-day course (8:30am – 6:30pm each day)

*Charitable Donation:  a nonprofit organization of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports’ choice will receive 10% of proceeds.

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“The course blew my expectations out of the water.” April 2013

I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”  March 2008

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.”  March 2012

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”  October 2007

Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).”  December 2012

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.”  November 2012

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjhBoBcL9Z4″>“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying.Now I feel confident that I can help.” March 2008

Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.”  Ian K., 6/5/2008

NBC-TV 6pm newscast

Take the class, Save a life!” July 2008


If you would like to contact them you can do so at: 

phone: 434-INJURED (465-8733) www.solowfa.com  

email: matt@solowfa.com

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