If you’ve been studying Survival Weekly, you know that a very high percentage of wilderness survival scenarios revolve around injury. The ability to assess, treat, and package a trip member can be a real lifesaving skill.
Kirk Harris and his crew will be teaching a Wilderness First Responder class January 18 – 25 at Tremont Institute in the Smokies. There are a lot of WFR programs run all over the country, but as far as I know, this is the only one that will allow you to test for National Registry First Responder, or EMR now, which is a double whammy. Wilderness skills and National Registry all in one class!!
While I have not taken this class, I have had the pleasure Kirk’s EMT refreshers for the Ranger division over the years and can attest to his level of knowledge, experience, and teaching ability. Kirk was saving lives, while I was still pooping my diaper..
Click here for more info: http://www.gsmit.org/wfr.html