Posted by: Stefan Anderson | January 14, 2010

Wilderness First Aid Training

Conserve School staff were privileged to have Wilderness Medical Associates  (WMA) visit last week to provide training and certification in wilderness first aid. The course provided a two day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Support skills for situations that arise when help is miles away and calling 911 is not an option. During the course staff learned techniques for providing prolonged medical care, improvising equipment, and working in severe environments.

The course was taught by three excellent instructors. Jason Barschdorf (NREMT-P, WEMT) came from Maine to lead the instruction over the two days. He was joined by Kevin Collopy (BA, CCEMT-P, NREMT-P, WEMT) from Wisconsin who when not teaching for WMA can be found in the air working as a Flight Paramedic for the Spirit of Marshfield Mobile Transport Service. Doug Cameron (EMT-I, WEMT) of Tennessee completed the instructional staff. Doug has over 25 years of experience in emergency medical services.

Here are a few pictures from the training.

Robert asks a question of Doug Cameron

Jason Barschdorf makes a point.

Robert and Andy get Micheal back up on his feet.

Polina, Cathy and Jean give Felix a little help.

Jason shows us how to help Jeff after a nasty fall.

Doug simulates a wound and Andy patches him up.



  1. Congrats to all those who graduated! Thank you for choosing WMA!

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