The Trailside Inn hosted a SOLO School Wilderness First Aid course May 9th & 10th. Wilderness First Aid, commonly referred to as WFA, teaches basic first aid for backcountry emergencies. Steve Lulek, who also runs the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, was the instructor for this 16-hour course. Steve is an incredible source of knowledge and can relate everything back to personal experiences. The class is the perfect balance of lectures, example stories and outdoor “live” scenarios. The class is great for any outdoor enthusiast who hikes, bikes and camps. Our class was full of Death Racers and Killington Search & Rescue team members. The Certification and knowledge gained is worth 100 times the cost of the course and we would highly recommend it to all.
Information from SOLO’s website:
“Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.”
Click for more information on SOLO, WFA and the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center.
(please note that the following photographs do NOT contain real life situations)
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