SOLO Advanced Wildeness First Aid

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) is an intensive 4-day course that provides in-depth information on medical and environmental emergencies, alongside hands-on practice of backcountry first aid skills. Students learn from both in the classroom and in-field scenarios. With an emphasis on leadership, students learn to confidently take control of medical situations. Over 4-days students learn patient assessment, injury management, and other necessary outdoor skills. This class goes into greater depth of the basic first aid subjects while emphasizing leadership skills. … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. This sixteen hour course spans two days and focuses on basic skills necessary for responding to emergencies in the backcountry. We’ll cover response and assessment, survival skills, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, and medical emergencies.… Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

WFA creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. This sixteen hour course spans two days and focuses on basic skills necessary for responding to emergencies in the backcountry. We’ll cover response and assessment, survival skills, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, and medical emergencies. This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people remote locations, you will also have a fantastic time learning! Fun and fast-moving, … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Responder: Castine Maine

Sponsored by the Castine Fire Rescue Department. The ultimate Wilderness Medical Course! SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR)  is the industry standard for outdoor leaders, camp counselors and directors, guides, and anyone who wants a high level of wilderness medical training for extended backcountry trips. WFR is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, medical emergencies, leadership skills, long term patient care, evacuation procedures and litter carries, survival … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

WFA creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. This sixteen hour course spans two days and focuses on basic skills necessary for responding to emergencies in the backcountry. We’ll cover response and assessment, survival skills, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, and medical emergencies. This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people remote locations, you will also have a fantastic time learning! Fun and fast-moving, … Read More

SOLO Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Wilderness First Responder Recertification: This two day course recertifies your Wilderness First Responder. It is designed to focus on the fundamentals of WFR and will consist of classroom review and plenty of scenarios. While you can recertify with a WFA it is helpful to have a class that is specifically targeted to the topics in the WFR curriculum. American Heart Association CPR will be offered on Saturday immediately following class. There is a separate fee of 25.00 to cover the … Read More

Dress for Success: Staying Warm

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Its that time of year again, the snow is flying (or about to fly), the temperatures are dropping and the sun is disappearing beneath the horizon way to early. Are you prepared for cold temperatures?  Keep yourself safe and warm! The winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With the right clothing and mindset, you can safely enjoy this winter wonderland. Hypothermia and frostbite are the two main concerns in the winter environment. Hypothermia: The lowering … Read More

Managing Hypothermia

Hypothermia is the lowering of the body’s core temperature; brain and muscle function become impaired. You may recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothermia in your friends, but your body has no mechanism to recognize hypothermia in yourself. You can slip down the hypothermia continuum without realizing you are getting dangerously cold. Your body is reacting to losing more heat than it can produce. In treating hypothermia it is important to know two things: how your body loses heat, and … Read More

Ice Safety

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On an afternoon walk yesterday to Freedom Pond I noticed someone ice skating. Skating on frozen lakes and ponds is one of my favorite winter activities (this year I will be rehabbing from shoulder surgery so I’ll be watching from the sidelines). It prompted me to re-publish a portion of a blog that I wrote last year. Please skate smart. A few precautions can be the difference between the best day ever and your worst nightmare. Before heading out on … Read More

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