CMRCA staff teamed up with our friends at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute to complete a three-day Wilderness First Aid training this week. The course was offered through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Through simulations, demonstrations, and classroom sessions, we covered the fundamental curriculum of what to do when faced with a first aid situation in a wilderness context: more than one hour away from definitive medical care.
The training was new knowledge for some, and a refresher for others. For assistant instructors Surachet Kongsingh (Add) and Nut Ingavanija (EQ), completing the WFA training was an important step towards becoming full Top Rope Instructors. Khaettaleeya Uppakham (Kat) and Denali Barron took the course to re-certify as Wilderness First Responders, a higher level of wilderness first aid training.
Thanks to Adjaan Shaun and the Wilderness Medicine Institute for delivering a fantastic course, and to ISDSI for hosting. Current wilderness first aid training enables us to do the things we love and inspire others to be all they can be!