DAVIDSON OUTDOORS WFR BRIDGE COURSE January 12 – 15, 2012
Bridge course lets you upgrade your WAFA certification to Wilderness First
Responder in a 4-day course, OR recertify an existing WFR. WFR has become the
standard level of training for staff
with most programs running remote, multi-day trips. NOLS and Outward
Bound require this training as a minimum for their field staff. The course
emphasizes thorough patient assessment and subsequent treatment and management
for wounds, burns, blisters, concussion, hypo- and hyperthermia, drowning,
lightning, anaphylaxis, toxins, and common backcountry medical problems. For
more information about the course, call Wilderness Medical Associates in
Portland, ME at 888-WILDMED, or look up their website at www.wildmed.com.
be eligible for the upgrade from WAFA to WFR you must
Be at least 16 years old
Have completed the Wilderness Advanced First Aid course within the past
3 years. Your WAFA card must show course completion on or since January 2009
Compete a Pre-Course Study Packet, obtainable from WMA. You must turn
this in on the first day of class.
you don’t hold a current WAFA, Wilderness First Responder certification can be
achieved by taking the January 7 – 10 WAFA and the subsequent WFR Bridge. The
WAFA is priced at the same rates as the WFR Bridge Those who wish to recertify
a WFR should take the WFR Bridge course.
class will start Saturday, 1/12 at 8:00 am in the Shaw Smith 900 Room on the 3rd
floor of the Knobloch Campus Center on the Davidson campus. There is a lot to
do in a short period of time, so we cannot wait for late arrivals. Please be on
time. Lodging ( i.e. co-ed, indoor
floorspace) and camping are available beginning Thursday night at Erwin Lodge,
1345 Grey Rd, Davidson.
Directions to the campus center and to
the lodge will be sent when you register. General directions to Davidson and a
campus map are available at: http://www2.davidson.edu/welcome/wel_maps.asp
Certification is good for three years and
is dependent on 2 main criteria: You must demonstrate an understanding of the
first aid skills taught, both in the classroom and in simulations, and you must
attend the entire course. This course also satisfies WMA WFR recertification
Price: Public $325, Davidson
students, faculty & staff $270, DO TLs $245. Full payment is required to
reserve your space. Includes lunches on all four class days and the option of
free lodging (camping or floor space) at the course site. Please stop by DO to
make a payment to register. If you can’t do that, send your check, payable to
Davidson College, to
WFR Bridge Registration
Davidson, NC 28035-7182
Cancellations and refunds: A full refund will be given for cancellations
made before December 1st. Cancellations after December 1st and before December
10th will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund given for cancellations
after December 10th.
Lodging: Free camping is available at the course site.
Participants may sleep on the floor in Erwin Lodge (a 15 minute walk from the
campus center) or set up a tent in the wooded area surrounding the lodge. The
lodge has toilets and a kitchen for your use. Showers will be available on
campus. Motel lodging is available within 5 miles of campus. For a list of area
lodging options, see www2.davidson.edu/admission/admis_visit.asp.
If you are a current student, details about lodging and access to your
residence hall will be available in November.
Meals: There will not be a meal
plan. The Union Café will have limited lunch hours, yet to be determined. There
are many restaurants and grocery stores nearby.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me
at (704) 894-2173, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to
seeing you in January.