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Wilderness First Responder Certification Course May 10-19
The Syracuse University Outing Club (SUOC) is hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification course from May 10-19. The cost of the class is $450, and registration is now open on the Recreation Services website. An initial deposit of $150 is due by Sunday, April 1, and final payment of $300 will be due by Friday, April 20.
The cost of the class covers registration only; food and lodging is the responsibility of the individual participating. The class will be held in the Skybarn, located on South Campus. WFR is a 90-hour long class that takes a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills when dealing with:
- response and assessment
- musculoskeletal injuries
- environmental emergencies and survival skills
- soft tissue injuries
- medical emergencies
Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included. The 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 back-country trips or expeditions.
Please direct any questions to Associate Director of Outdoor Education and Student Development Scott Catucci in Recreation Services.