NOLS Wilderness First Responder

NOLS Wilderness First Responder

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by lena

Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) is our host and a more dramatic setting for a WFR course will be hard to find. Last year we had 30 participants from 13 different countries. Kandersteg is centrally located in Europe – 65 km from Bern, the capital of Switzerland in the heart of the Bernese Alps. Kandersteg is a mecca for hikers offering hiking, via-ferrata paths and multi-pitch rock climbing.

The skills learned on a WFR course are needed whether you are a climber, a sea kayak instructor, a mountaineer, a backpacker or a person who live far away from clinics and hospitals. Calling 911 (US) or 112 (Europe) is not always possible. The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of an injured person and to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.

The WFR course is taught in English. NOLS Wilderness Medicine internationally recognized WFR is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.

Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Here is the link to the detailed Course Description: https://www.nols.edu/portal_media/wmi/course_files/WMI_20876_CourseDescription-RegistrationTravelLodging.pdf

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