Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course information
January 12–20, 2013
Presented by the Wilderness Medicine Training Center
Sponsored by Puget Sound Outdoors, University of Puget Sound
The course is FULL with 30 participants and 2 on the waitlist. Email me if you want to be added to the waitlist. The next course in the area is a Distance learning course in March. For more information.
Course Dates & Times
- Arrive on Friday January 11 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 - 8am on January 12, 2013
- Coures Location - University of Puget Sound campus, classroom TBA 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 & Cost
Community price - Non Puget Sound Student, Faculty Staff, Family or Alumni
- Early registration discount $525 by November 15, 2013 $575 after
- Upgrade WFR to WEMT early registration discount $550 by November 15 and $600 after
- Community registration form and course syllabus
Puget Sound Student, Staff, Faculty, Family and Alumni
- Early registration discount $475 by November 15, 2013 and $525 after
- Upgrade WFR to WEMT early registration discount $500 by November 15 and $550 after
- Puget Sound Student, Staff and Faculty registration form and course syllabus
- 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.
- Please send 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
call to confirm 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 #42 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.
Necessary Personal Equipment
- Cutable clothing for scenarios
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 long sleeved shirts
- 2 pair of long pants
- a 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-aways).
- 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, cofee 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. 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 b 6pm 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.
Diversions Cafe and the The Diner Hours
Winter Break: January 10-12
- The Diner will be open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10.
- Diversions will be open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10.
- The Diner will be open 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 11.
- Diversions will be open 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12.
- The Diner will be open 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12.
Winter Break: January 13-22
- All DCS operations will be closed Sunday, January 13.
- The Diner will be open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15; Diversions will be open 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- The Diner will be open 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 through Friday, January 18; Diversions will be open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- The Diner will be open 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19; Diversions will be open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- The Diner will be open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21.
- All DCS operations will open for regular business hours Tuesday, January 22.