Due to the canceling of the EMT-B class, I have had to find an alternative method of procuring a first aid certification. I have chosen to take the wilderness first because it is a basic first aid course that will cover material similar to what I will be including in my proposed curriculum.

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MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

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“I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun being treated for a 3rd degree burn, hypothermia, a broken leg, and a severe allergy reaction all in one day.  Good times!” 

 – 2-day course graduate Suzanne L.

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people.
I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.”
– 2-day course graduate Jacquie W.

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in an:
  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
  • rural area (not near a hospital)
  • travel anywhere
  • wilderness area


Photo: students caring for a bicycle crash victim during dtWFA class When + Where (2017):
  • Mar. 11-12 … Charlotte, NC*
  • Mar. 18-19… Washington, DC
  • Mar. 25-26 … Virginia Beach, VA*
  • Apr. 15-16 … Charlottesville, VA*
  • Apr. 22-23 … Blacksburg, VA*
  • May 13-14 … Triangle Area, NC*
  • May 20-21 … Washington, DC
  • May 27-28 or 29 … Charlottesville, VA*
  • June 3 – 4 … Richmond ,VA*
  • June 10-11 … Triad area, NC*


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Sierra Club Potomac

Region Outings

  • No prerequisites
  • For adults, and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
  • Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
  • Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
  • Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees!), and more
  • Topics
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  • 2-year SOLO WFA certification
  • Counts as re-cert for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
  • Instructor:  Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer
  • Fee:  185 for the 2-day course (8:30am – 6:30pm each day)
  • *Charitable Donation:  a local nonprofit organization will receive 10% of course proceeds.

Anonymous Feedback Comments (click for more):

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  • “The course blew my expectations out of the water.”
  • I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much moreImage with Play Button of Carolyn Schuyler giving video testimonial of dtWFA course prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”
  • “It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.
  • “The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”
  • Best instructor on the East Coast(based on 4 other courses).”
  • “The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.
  • “When I walkImage with Play Button of NBC-TV Newscast reporting on surviving a disaster from severe weather to a terrorist attacked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a back-country medical emergency was terrifying.  Now I feel confident that I can help.”
  • Shortly after receiving my WFA certI was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to doI took control to treat herPolice and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went outI credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.
  • Take the class, Save a life!”                                   NBC-TV Newscast on surviving