Archive:Wilderness First Aid Course with WMI, Dec 2009

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It is a good idea for anyone traveling in the backcountry in big groups, little groups, a pair or solo to have wilderness first aid training. This is a great short course that packs a lot of learning into only two days. Don't confuse this with the red cross first aid, wilderness or regular, that teaches you to assess the safety of the situation and then call 911 and wait until EMS shows up. This course focuses of Patient Assessment, stabilization, and evacuation plans for remote areas.

This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. It may also be used for wilderness medicine recertification by those with previous training.

This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a valid certification from WMI, SOLO or WMA to recertify through this course. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical test.

Upon successful course completion you will earn a WMI of NOLS wilderness medicine certification.

The course is being instructed by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.

The course is exactly like this one.

All questions can be directed to Jacob Slosberg.

Dates, Locations, and Costs

  • Date: December 5th and 6th 2009
  • Time: 8am-5pm
  • Location: UBC Campus classrooms, and simulated wilderness areas, aka the endowment lands.


$130 CAD includes:

  • 2 Days of Instruction (in class lecture and scenario practicum)
  • All Course Material
  • All Necessary Instructional Equipment

Please note that this course is significantly cheaper than any other course being run because of our ability to minimize overhead as a service to club members. This course typically runs $170-250 US, check it out here.

All other costs including but not limited to food and travel expenses will be your own responsibility. This cost is based upon a minimum of 15 students. If less than 15 people sign up, the course will get cancelled and you will get your money back. No refunds after you have paid. There is no refunds unless the course if cancelled (if you can't go, you will have to sell your spot to someone else)

Note: You must be a paid member of the VOC to enroll in this course. If you are not a member yet, know that you can come into the clubroom and join the club and enroll in the course at the same time. Membership dues are $35 for UBC students and $52.50 for all others. See here for full details and benefits.

Interested participants

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY at the club room and sign up. $130 for VOC members. $130 plus VOC membership fee($35 or $52.50) if not yet a member. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm. Please e-mail Jacob when you have paid. The last day to pay and get confirmed is FRIDAY, NOV 6th so that I can give your name and contact info to the Wilderness Medicine Institute, and so that they can ship the equipment out. The course will only run with a minimum of 15 students so convince your friends to come out. Also, course limit is 30 students max.

Confirmed and Paid for Dec 5-6

When you have paid add your name, cell phone and email here (Do not add your name unless you have paid in the clubroom.)

  1. Ryan McKenzie 778 384 6916 [email protected]
  2. Lewis Kitchen 778 385 7472 [email protected]
  3. Chris Lazatin 604 318 6068 [email protected]
  4. Simeon Burgenmeister 778 385 7155 [email protected]
  5. Susie Dain-Owens 206.920.3720 [email protected]
  6. Anna Szeitz
  7. Doris Leong 778 686 5338 [email protected]
  8. Evan Morris 604 786 3826 [email protected]
  9. Greta Raymant 604 813 5824 [email protected]
  10. Christian Veenstra
  11. Gwyn Thomas 604 722 1521 [email protected]

Interested for Dec 5-6

  1. Champagne
  2. Zach Wade
  3. Lucy Squibb
  4. Tobi Volkmann
  5. Duncan McPhedran
  6. Kaja Sadowski
  7. Ben Singleton-Polster
  8. Ran Z
  9. Luke Kysow
  10. Etienne H