Skills: Private Wilderness First Aid Certification Course for DCUL Members

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DCUL is pleased to offer a private Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course for our members. This course will provide hands-on learning experiences on how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance arrival, when mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or in a natural area miles from an access point. It blends classroom instruction with hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice. You'll come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving skill and confidence, and a two-year SOLO certification. It counts as WFR Recertification, too. No prerequisites.

The course is $195. If you elect to receive the textbook in advance, it is an additional $5 (for a total of $200) to have it shipped to you. Keep reading for information on how to register and how to pay.

This course is ideal for trip leaders and frequent outdoors-people who would like a basic level of first aid training. It is a 2-day class, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and running until 6:30 or 7 p.m. each day. The class will be held at a private home in Pasadena, Md. The address will be supplied closer to the event to registrants.

Our class will be led by Dallas, who is an instructor affiliated with local MEDIC and SOLO Wilderness, Disaster & Emergency Medicine Instructor Matt Rosefsky. Those who took the class in 2017 will remember Dallas--we are excited to have him back with us.

Having taken a WFA class before, I can attest that it is well worth your time, especially if you are a frequent hiker or backpacker--and especially so if you lead trips for us or for family and friends.

To register, you will need to take the following steps:

1. RSVP here on the event page.

2. Then, go to and click on Register. Select "Private Class DC Ultralighters May 18-19" on the registration form, and complete the registration process. (Do NOT choose *anything* that says Washington DC anywhere else on that registration page. You may wind up assigned to the wrong class.)

3. Confirm to me (Jen) that you have paid and are confirmed. You will not be considered to be fully registered until you have paid for the class.

The fine print: this class and pricing are based on having a minimum of 12 people registered for this class. Please register as soon as you can so we can determine if we are hitting that minimum. (That's also why it is important that you sign up only for the May 18 and 19 class on

Remember--your spot is not reserved until you've fully registered at ( Register now!