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SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

  • Rock Climb Fairfield 85 Mill Plain Road Fairfield, CT, 06824 United States (map)

SOLO's Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Ascent Climbing and Rock Climb Fairfield bring SOLO's Wilderness First Responder to Connecticut - May 2016.

SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.


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 (8 days), 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. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice (See sidebar). Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.




May 24-31, 2016
9am to ~6pm daily

Day 1 - Patient Assessment, Lifting and Moving

Day 2 - CPR, Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries and Bleeding Control

Day 3 - Musculoskeletal Injuries and Spinal Injury Assessment - Litter Building and Carrying

Day 4 - Environmental Emergencies - Shelter Building

Day 5 - Head, Chest and Abdominal Trauma

Day 6 - Medical Emergencies - Night Scenario

Day 7 - Bites/Stings, Drowning and Lightning - Large SAR Scenario

Day 8 - Review and Testing


Each day of class, for both courses, folks should bring a bag packed with enough gear as thought they were going backpacking for 3+ days.  If the following items are not in their kit also include…

  • Any clothes needed for in climate weather
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tarp (tent foot print, ground cloth)
  • Trekking Poles (if they use them)
  • Fluffy items (fleeces, sweatshirts, puffies, etc)
  • P-Cord or similar substitute
  • Long sleeve layers (works well for tying up splints and slings)

Always bring FULL PACK each day of class!!!

Earlier Event: May 21
SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA)