Southwest Rescue Courses

Wilderness First Responder – Hybrid – Durango, CO – 05/11/2020

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Wilderness First Responder – Hybrid
Durango, CO • May 11, 2020

Registration

$710 due upon registration
Course starts May 11, 2020

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Full Dates: May 11, 2020 – May 15, 2020
Duration: 5 days
Price: $710

Course Description

Like WMTC’s standard 9-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR), the hybrid WFR course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoor professionals, those who embark on multi-day personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a WFR is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full WFR every six years.

The course includes WMTC Adult and Child CPR/AED certification.

The practical session of WMTC’s hybrid WFR is only 5-days, but requires a significant amount of independent studying and testing to attend.  If you are wondering if a hybrid course is for you, check out this WMTC blog post.  This includes successful completion of three online exams.  Check out WMTC’s hybrid Wilderness First Responder website to see if this course is for you before registering.

 

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Location and Logistics

Fort Lewis College, Pine Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
United States

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Pine hall is located on the North side of the Fort Lewis College campus in Durango, Colorado.  Parking is available on Skyhawk Avenue or in the parking lot across the street.

NOTE:  A parking pass is required if parking in any on-campus parking lot.  Parking passes may be acquired at one of two kiosks located on the both access roads to the Fort Lewis College campus

If the building is locked, please wait until 15 minutes before the course begins or contact your instructor.

Lead Instructor

Aaron Ball

Aaron Ball is Southwest Rescue’s owner and lead instructor. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years as a guide, instructor, trainer, and supervisor.  Aaron is a Rescue 3 International instructor trainer, a Wilderness Medicine Training Center senior instructor, and an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education professional and recreational avalanche instructor, course leader, and instructor trainer. Additionally, Aaron is a faculty member in Fort Lewis College’s Adventure Education Department and a guide for San Juan Mountain Guides.

Aaron sits on several committees and boards including the Open Sky Wilderness’s risk management committee and the board of directors for the Friends of the San Juans.  He has given numerous talks at national and regional conferences including the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC), the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) annual conference, and Association for Experiential Education (AEE) regional conferences.  Aaron has a Master’s Degree in adventure education with a specific emphasis on risk management.