Wilderness First Aid Course - Part 1

Monday, 14 April 2008
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Just got back home from attending the first weekend of a Sirius Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Aid course taught by Rick Wise of Horizons Adventures. In the past, I have taken the 16 hour course two or three times but felt it was time to step up to the complete 40 hour course.

With the extra time, it is much more in-depth with a lot more time for scenarios. We got to spend a lot of time outside pretending to have our hands burnt or our collar bones broken. Good times...

If you haven't taken a WFA course in the past and you find yourself out in the wilderness from time to time, you really should consider taking one. Even the weekend will give you a good leg up on dealing with your buddies broken leg.

I have photos but haven't gotten around to taking them off the camera yet. I will post a couple when I get around to it.

Just got back home from attending the first weekend of a Sirius Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Aid course taught by Rick Wise of Horizons Adventures. In the past, I have taken the 16 hour course two or three times but felt it was time to step up to the complete 40 hour course.

With the extra time, it is much more in-depth with a lot more time for scenarios. We got to spend a lot of time outside pretending to have our hands burnt or our collar bones broken. Good times...

If you haven't taken a WFA course in the past and you find yourself out in the wilderness from time to time, you really should consider taking one. Even the weekend will give you a good leg up on dealing with your buddies broken leg.

I have photos but haven't gotten around to taking them off the camera yet. I will post a couple when I get around to it.
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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