Wilderness First Responder course (WFR)
January 10–18, 2015
Presented by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center
Sponsored by Puget Sound Outdoors, University of Puget Sound
Course Dates & Times
- Arrive on Friday January 9 unless you live close by. A reminder that travel and road conditions in January can be icy, snowy and Hwy 2 and Interstate 90 close frequently for avalanche work. Plan accordingly.
- Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on January 10, 2015
- Location - University of Puget Sound campus, Thompson Hall room 193 see below for driving information
- Daily times – the course schedule will vary throughout the course. Generally there will be morning class time starting promptly at 8:00 am and going to lunch. Then in the afternoon there will be a combination of interactive scenarios, class and skills sessions. See projected syllabus below.
Registration, Syllabus & Cost
Syllabus and Registration form - available mid-september
updated by mid-September 2014
General Public price - Non Puget Sound Student, Faculty Staff, Family or Alumni
- Early registration prices and dates ~$550 by November 15 and $575 after
- Upgrade WFR to WEMT early registration discount TBA
Puget Sound Student, Staff, Faculty, Family and recent Alumni
- Early registration discount TBA ~$500 by November 15 and $550 after
- Upgrade WFR to WEMT early registration TBA
- Payment in full is required to sign-up for the course
- Accepted payment - credit card in person or over the phone, check (payable to University of Puget Sound), or cash. Call the Expeditionary from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday to pay by credit card. 253-879-3403
- Please send, email or fax the registration form or drop it by the Expeditionary to register (we will have forms at the Expy also).
1500 N. Warner Street, #1003
Tacoma, WA 98416
email or call to confirm receipt 253-879-3317
The course takes place on the Puget Sound campus with scenarios on campus, in local parks and at Point Defiance Park.
The indoor portion of class will be in Thompson Hall room 193. This is building #43 on the campus map. You can park in lot G for free. Here is the campus map and follow driving directions to the WEST side of campus. The parking lot is at North 14th and Union Street.
WMTC researches, writes, edits and publishes their own books and teaching materials. As such, Wilderness Medicine Training Center students receive the tools they need to develop judgment and critical thinking in challenging field situations.
- Full color text books. Our 267 page medical text has over 850 photos, graphics, & diagnostic tables. Our 65 page risk management text has over 50 graphics, a note sidebar, and was designed specifically for our risk management workshops.
- Full color water-proof field handbooks; for everything you can't remember....
- Full color case study workbook.
- Weatherproof patient SOAP notes.
Necessary Personal Equipment
- Clothing for scenarios which can be cut to access wounds or cut off of you for scenarios:
- 2 - t-shirts
- 2 - long sleeved shirts
- 2 - pair of long pants
- One pair of heavy socks
- Students must wear underwear or swimsuit and jog bras for women.
- DO NOT short this list! ALL the listed clothing IS REQUIRED for effective practice during simulations and labs. Clothing can usually be purchased cheaply through Goodwill, Salvation Army, local thrift store, church, yard sale or secondhand stores. Ask clerk for rejects and throw-away clothing).
- Warm clothing for daily outside simulations: Waterproof- top & bottoms, fleece jackets, long underwear - top and bottoms, waterproof hiking boots, warm hat, gloves, water bottle, headlamp, daypack. If you have older outdoor equipment and clothes bring them. You may have fake blood, mud, dirt, sand ground into any of the clothes you wear.
- Extra pair of shoes for indoors or slipper to keep the mud out of the building and dry feet are happy feet
- Writing utensils and notebook
- Colored pencils or markers can be helpful.
- Please bring a water bottle and hot drink mug to be sustainable and stay healthy.
Food and Meals
- A microwave, hotpot, coffee maker, tea and coffee will be provided for the course. A refrigerator is not available.
- Meals are not a included in the course fee.
- Lunch will generally be an hour long each day. You will have time to eat on campus or bring your own lunch. There is generally not enough time to go out for lunch.
- Dinner - class will be by 6:00 p.m. daily except for two nights when we will come back for an evening simulation and another night for CPR class.
- Students - Do not expect to use points until after January 17 and until you have validated for the spring semester.
Meals on campus and cafe hours:
Meals are available on campus during the course and can be paid for with cash.
The Diner and Diversions Cafe will be open during the course with hours expanding as the course
Hours at the Diner
1/11 8:00 am-6:30 pm
1/13-1/14 7:00 am-3:00 pm
1/15-1/17 7:00 am- 6:30 pm
1/18 8:00 am- 6:30 pm
1/19 8:00 am-10:00 pm
- Diversion Cafe hours