5-Day Wilderness First Responder
12/2/2017 - 12/6/2017
Lake Placid, NY 12946 - United States
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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 30. Turn Left on Rt. 73 toward Keene and Lake Placid, continue on Rt. 73 for 26.5 miles. Turn left on Adirondak Loj Road (High Peaks Trailhead sign), and follow for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end).
FROM THE NORTH: Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) south to Exit 34, Keeseville. Follow 9N to Jay, and then follow Rt. 86 to Lake Placid. Turn left on Rt. 73 before going through Lake Placid. In three miles look for the High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road. Take this road for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end). FROM THE WEST: Take Rt. 3 or 86 into Saranac Lake. Continue on Rt. 86 through Lake Placid. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Rt. 73 towards Keene. In three miles look for the High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road. Take this road for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end).
Room and Board:
To get the most out of the workshop, participants are encouraged to stay right at ADKâ€™s facilities. Space is reserved for participants in our 16-person Wiezel Trails Cabin. Cabin has central heating, men's and women's restrooms with showers, a small kitchen and a common living room. Package participants should bring own sleeping bag or bedding (including pillowcase) and towels. For additional lodging options check with the Lake Placid Visitor's Center or http://lakeplacid.com/.
Package participants will have meals provided starting with dinner Friday night through lunch on Sunday. Course-only participants can find affordable food at any number of local eateries in the Village of Lake Placid. Lists of these establishments will be provided at the commencement of the course.