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Upcoming “Wilderness First Aid” Course at Exkursion

Upcoming "Wilderness First Aid" Course at Exkursion

For anyone who is interested in becoming certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA), or who wishes to renew their certification, Exkursion has added a course to their Summer schedule.

It will be held on two consecutive Sundays, August 5 and 12, from 3:00 to 9:00 both days.  The cost will be $185.

This is a great opportunity for several reasons.  First off, wilderness first aid training provides a potentially life saving skill for anyone who spends time in the woods or any remote setting.  It is also a terrific confidence builder.  After completing the training, you will be better equipped to assess trauma and medical problems, and you will have a better understanding of how to treat such common wilderness maladies as shock, hypothermia, bleeding, fractures, dislocations, bites … the list goes on.

In turn, this particular course is great because the program is being taught by SOLO, the oldest, and one of the most respected wilderness medicine education programs in the world.  Also, this course is priced at roughly 33% less than comparable programs locally, and whereas those programs have roughly 30 students in a class, this one will be kept small (usually 10 or less).  Lastly, Exkursion is conveniently located in Monroeville on Business Route 22 just off the Parkway East and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

To register, or if you have a specific course question, call Exkursion directly at 412.372.7030.

Do you have general questions about wilderness medicine training?  Do you want to know more about the certification process?   Then don’t hesitate to contact Erik at True North.

Erik Kulick leaning aginst wall with True North badge on blue shirt

About the Author

Erik is the founder of True North Wilderness Survival School. He is a police officer, EMS provider, a Wilderness EMT, and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He has been featured in national and international media, including CNN, the Associated Press, and Backpacker. To learn more about Erik, visit him on LinkedIn and be sure to follow him on Facebook.

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