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Wilderness First Responder Course with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)

Dates: January 10-16, 2015
Where: Colgate University Campus and Local Area
Cost: $700 Colgate Students. Includes all breakfast and lunch only.*
  • Colgate students will be able to stay in their residence halls on campus.
  • $700 Local community members (no meals included)
  • $775 Non-local participants. Includes breakfast and lunch * and free lodging at Yurt.
  • $300 Deposit to secure space in the 7-day WFR course, due by December 1, 2014.
* Dinners can be cooked at Base Camp or you can go to a campus dining hall or local eatery as your budget allows.
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Lodging: Lodging (free to students) is available at Colgate's rustic, wood-heated Yurt for the course. With heavy snowfall, this includes a one half mile ski or snowshoe in and out. Tent space and shower facilities available on campus. Other lodging is also available in town at an additional cost.

Course Description: This course is recommended for all outdoor professional and enthusiasts who spend time in remote areas. This 7-day course is considered the industry standard First Aid course for working in the Outdoor Education Field for programs such as NOLS and Outward Bound. The curriculum exceeds the basics of First Aid and emphasizes the skills needed to perform back country wilderness rescues that may involve extended care. Wilderness Medical Associates professionals will be teaching this course. Mornings are often devoted to lectures and exams. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions and rescue simulations and video critique. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. 

Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this course. Sixteen and 17 year old's must have proof of parental consent. Textbooks: the cost of the course includes a book of lecture handouts, a workbook, SOAP notes, the Wilderness Medical Associates Field Guide and a Back country Wilderness Medical Guide. 

Certification: All students who successfully complete the WFR course will receive a WFR certification card, an anaphylaxis certification card and BLS - CPR certification card from Wilderness Medical Associates. These certifications remain valid for three years. 

Contact: Roxanne Benson at rbenson@colgate.edu or 315-228-7972

Wilderness First Responder Re-certification Course With Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)

Dates: January 17 and 18, 2015
Where: Colgate campus and surrounding area
Cost: $200 For Everyone (includes breakfast and lunch both days).
  • Colgate students will be able to stay in their dorms, as school is in session.
  • $100 Deposit due December 1, 2014
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Lodging: Free lodging at Colgate's rustic, wood heated Yurt is available. With heavy snowfall, this includes a one-half mile ski or snowshoe in and out. Tent space and shower facilities available on campus. Other lodging is also available in town at an additional cost. 

Course Description: This two-day course is for WMA graduates ONLY. Upon successful completion of this course you will re-new your Wilderness Medical Associates WFR, Anaphylaxis and BLS-level CPR certifications. WMA WEMT graduates with a current EMT-B or Paramedic certificate may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMT. 

Contact: Roxanne Benson at rbenson@colgate.edu or 315-228-7972