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Wilderness First Aid – Standard – Durango, CO – 03/15/2024

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Wilderness First Aid – Standard
Durango, CO • March 15, 2024

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$325 due upon registration
Course starts Mar 15, 2024

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Full Dates: March 15, 2024 – March 17, 2024
Duration: 3 days
Price: $325

WMTC’s standard Wilderness First Aid workshops are designed to introduce participants to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. This course may be the best choice for dealing with incidents in remote settings but within cell phone coverage.  This course focuses mostly on trauma related problems, but also covers select environmental and medical topics. The majority of the course is hands-on skills practice and simulations, and there is no formal testing. Unless indicated, CPR certification is not included.

WMTC’s WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Graduates from WMTC approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify their Wilderness First Responder or WEMT with this course if they are currently certified or within their grace period.  Click here for a list of currently WMTC approved providers.

Course Description

WMTC’s standard Wilderness First Aid workshops are designed to introduce participants to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. This course may be the best choice for dealing with incidents in remote settings but within cell phone coverage.  This course focuses mostly on trauma related problems, but also covers select environmental and medical topics. The majority of the course is hands-on skills practice and simulations, and there is no formal testing. Unless indicated, CPR certification is not included.

WMTC’s WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Graduates from WMTC approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify their Wilderness First Responder or WEMT with this course if they are currently certified or within their grace period.  Click here for a list of currently WMTC approved providers.

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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 Kent

Aaron Kent has been working in first response and outdoor education since 2010. He is a Rescue 3 International Instructor Trainer in Ropes, Water, and Ice Rescue, and is an Instructor Trainer for the Wilderness Medical Training Center International. He is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities nationwide and has worked in international public health and expedition leadership for most of his professional career. He is also the regional director for the Southwest Region of Rescue 3 International.

When not teaching courses, Aaron has an obsession with whitewater paddle boarding and any other sport that gets him into the beautiful backcountry of the San Juan Mountains. He serves on the La Plata County Search and Rescue Team and is a Firefighter/EMT with the Durango Fire Protection District. He has a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education and is passionate about cross-cultural experiences.