Includes: instruction, text, first aid supplies, and lunch the last day
Terrain: natural surface, some hills, 1 mile
For extended backcountry trips when you are the one in charge, you want to be prepared for everything, especially when an emergency occurs and help is more than an hour away. The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course is an eight-day course designed to provide backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, guides, ski patrollers, and those pursuing extended backcountry trips with an elevated level of medical training to be able to deal with such emergencies. By combining classroom lectures, role playing, outdoor simulated scenarios, and lots of hands-on practice, the WFR takes a more comprehensive and in depth look at topics discussed in the Wilderness First Aid Course. Successful completion of a written test and practical skill evaluations results in a 3-year certification by SOLO. CPR certification is part of this course and must remain current throughout the entire 3 years. Please bring a completed waiver
and review the participant equipment list.
Registration begins December 15. After February 25: $735.
By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy
General Essential Eligibility Criteria that all participants must meet. A participant….
- Program fees and deposits are not refundable or transferable unless Cleveland Metroparks finds it necessary to cancel a program. Participants assume risk of all changes in personal health and affairs.
- If Cleveland Metroparks cancels a program, the cancellation will be posted on the registration page for that program. For programs other than races, participants will also be notified by e-mail and/or phone.
- …must meet minimum age and pre-trip meeting requirements for each individual program.
- …must meet program fee requirements for each individual program.
- …must be able to remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed in order to avoid environmental injuries such as hypothermia, heat-related illnesses, sunburn, and frostbite.
- …must refrain from use of alcohol and tobacco before or during outdoor recreation activities and any illegal drugs throughout the duration of a program.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant, to manage, administer and protect any prescription medications currently prescribed to him or her. All medications, including over-the-counter medications shall be declared in medical history section of the registration form.
- …must be able, either alone, with the aid of an augmentative communication device, or a personal care attendant to follow directions and communicate needs.
- …must not exceed manufacturers’ maximum recommended weight limit for equipment being used.
- …must be able to manage personal mobility either alone, with a reasonable amount of assistance, with the aid of a personal care attendant, or with adaptive equipment.
- …must be able to independently wear and maintain wearing all safety equipment correctly.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant or adaptive equipment to travel at least 1 mile on varying terrain as well as be able to carry their own gear on backpacking trips.
- …must be able to, for backcountry programs only, travel in a physically demanding, remote backcountry environment for the uninterrupted period of the trip length, which can range from one to ten days with varying temperatures and environmental conditions including but not limited to, rain snow, hail, sun, and wind. The remoteness is such that cell signal may be unavailable, and it may require at minimum an hour, but perhaps in excess of 2 days travel to reach the nearest road and advanced medical care; participant assumes all costs associated with rescue.