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Wilderness first responder course to be held March 21-30 at Mink Creek

Posted February 12, 2008

The Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) and the Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center will offer a 10-day, 80-hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course from March 21 to 30 at the Mink Creek Nordic Ski Area.

The WFR course is designed specifically to provide the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. The course will involve completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge decision-making abilities.

WMI, an institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School, provides high quality education and information for the recognition, treatment and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

Cost for the course is $450 for ISU students or $550 for community members. The course also includes CPR training. A complete schedule of the 10-day course can be found at the WMI Web site along with a WFR cheat sheet.

For more information, call WMI at (307) 322-2355, ISU Outdoor Program at 282-3912 or visit the WMI web site, www.nols.edu/wmi/index.shtml.