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Wilderness First Aid Course at Waterville Valley

September 28, 2011

It’s not something we like to think about, but unexpected situations can occur while we are out in the wilderness.  Accidents.  Illness.  Getting lost.

What would you do if you if you were in a challenging situation?

By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life.

WVAIA (Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association) is once again hosting a Wilderness First Aid certification course right here in Waterville Valley on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 & 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The course is taught by a SOLO instructor and focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft tissue injuries and medical emergencies. 

The cost is $125 (which is a great deal compared to what you would pay if you took a SOLO course in North Conway), and upon completion you’ll receive a WFA certification, which is good for two years. 

SOLO also usually offers a CPR certification on the first evening, at a small additional cost.

The previous courses have filled up quickly, so register early by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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