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mdoffroad

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It's been 10 plus years since my EMT expired and I have zero interest in becoming affiliated with a Fire company or riding private Ambo ever again... this is for my use and "just in-case stuff happens" type of deal.... Any info is appreciated etc..

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Re: Does anyone here offer a "field medic" or Wilderness EMT type class?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 07:55:30 pm »
the club sponsors to paid members a first aid\cpr and defib class. every year or so. if that helps.
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Re: Does anyone here offer a "field medic" or Wilderness EMT type class?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 08:29:52 pm »
Lookin for a little more than that, however, still might be worth looking into shortly :)
I'm looking for things like suturing, backwoods triage etc.... the "what happens when the stuff hits the fan" scenario, just trying to keep myself more self sufficient :)

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Re: Does anyone here offer a "field medic" or Wilderness EMT type class?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 08:26:53 pm »
heck just visit my homestead for a weekend we'll teach you that. ;D
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Re: Does anyone here offer a "field medic" or Wilderness EMT type class?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 10:05:30 pm »
Where do ya live?

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Re: Does anyone here offer a "field medic" or Wilderness EMT type class?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 04:19:44 am »
I have personally completed the Wilderness first aid, Advanced Wilderness first aid and Wilderness first responder courses.  I highly recommend any and all of them.    These are DIFFERENT than red cross equivalents, as these course are designed to save or prolong a life OUTSIDE of the EMS fan.  They cover risk assessment and patient assessments and some pretty advanced treatments that normally you would not contemplate through red cross training.   These classes are local,  I took mine with the Lehigh Valley Canoe club and Lehigh River white water raft guides of various outfitters when I was active with that.   


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Overview of Courses

Wilderness First Aid

(WFA) 16 Hours

This is our basic first aid class. This class is suitable for anyone that travels occasionally into the woods where they will be more than 2-3 hours from the nearest road. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Advanced Wilderness First Aid

(AWFA) 16 Hours

This is the second level of wilderness training. The course will expand on many of the techniques discussed in WFA and also spends a great deal of time discussing common medical problems. This course is a lot more hands on and provides a number of hands-on scenarios. The WFA course or similar experience is a prerequisite to this course.

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Wilderness First Responder

(WFR) 40 Hours

The WFR completes the Wilderness series of training. The course goes into great detail about assessment, medical control and oversight, common illnesses ad injuries, and much more. Over 16 hours of this class is actually hands-on practice using real-life scenarios. AWFA, current certification in Emergency Response (ARC), or current certification as a First Responder is required to take this course.

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Wilderness EMT Upgrade

(WEMT) 50 Hours

The Wilderness EMT course is designed to take current EMTs and Paramedics that have a need or interest in providing longer term care in remote environments. The course is based upon curriculum developed by the Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute (WEMSI) and is updated on an annual basis. This intense course of study provides over 16 hours of actual hands-on experience. Prerequisite: EMT, EMT-P, RN, Military Medic, Ski Patrol OEC or WFR

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Independent Duty Medic

(IDM) 80 Hours

The Independent Duty Medic Course is designed for individuals that will be one of the sole medical providers in remote or austere environments such as military medics, medics on board ships or oil drilling rigs, or medics that will be providing primary care at a base camp. In addition learning to provide emergency stabilizing care, students will learn how to recognize and treat common injuries and illnesses in a primary care setting.

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Wilderness Command Physician

(WCP) 25 Hours

The Wilderness Command Physician Course for physicians that will be working with organized groups or organizations that will be providing medical care in remote locations where the time to definitive care could be over 4 hours. Over 18 hours of this course is hands-on using scenarios and also providing oversight to WEMT or WFR students.

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Basic Search and Rescue

(BSAR) 20 Hours

The Basic Search and Rescue Course is for anyone that wishes to participate as a field team member with a wilderness search and rescue team. The course covers all of the basics needed including basic equipment and clothing, basic search theory, land navigation, etc. Much of this class is hands-on.

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Initial Search Response

(ISR) 16 Hours

The Initial Search Response Class is designed for Police Officers, Fire Service Officers, or anyone else that is the responsible authority for search and rescue.  The class provides the background and expertise needed to run the first 12-24 hours of a search.

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Managing Search Operations

(MSO) 40 Hours

This course is for experienced Search and Rescue team members that want to work as a member of the search management overhead team. The intense course requires a lot of pre-course reading and focuses on search theory, map problems, and resource management. This course lays the THEORY background for those wishing to manage searches.

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Search Management Table-Top Exercises

For those individuals interested in practicing the techniques discussed in the MSO class and using some of the many tools available in SAR, we offer table top search simulations for your organization. Your group or team will be able to manage a search from initial call-out right through the find. You will


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220 Old Route 8 South
Valencia, PA 16059

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For Information on:

Wilderness First Aid, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Basic Search and Rescue, or Instructor Classes: Contact Chris Porter at 717-471-3153, cporter@cdsoutdoor.com

Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT, Wilderness Command Physician, Managing Search Operations or Table Top Exercises: Contact Don Scelza at 724-316-5298, dscelza@cdsoutdoor.com

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Administrative Director: Chris Porter

Education Director: Don Scelza

Medical Advisor: Jonnathan Busko, MD

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