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Wilderness First Aid - Truckee

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  • Samaara's Place

    Truckee, Truckee, CA (map)

    39.329597 -120.172310

  • Wilderness First Aid is the assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote locations, with limited resources, for an extended period of time (definitive medical care cannot be accessed for an hour or more). The program provides valuable training in an enjoyable, hands-on format. You’ll learn a practical, step-by-step approach to WFA that will help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to manage backcountry emergencies. 

    This session is taught by an experienced SMC event leader, medical professional and adventurer Terrie Arnold, owner of Peak Skills. This is a special date held in Truckee. Open to all SMC members, new and renewing SMC ELs are encouraged to attend.

    To register click here 


    COST: $160 for SMC members or $130 for SMC Event Leaders - will be reimbursed post registration. Includes 16 hours of instruction, student WFA handbook, handouts, and certificate (must complete all 16 hours) Please register with Peak Skills. Your meetup RSVP does not register you for the class!

    DATES: December 10-11, 2016

    Optional CPR add-on: WFA curriculum demands a full 16 hours, but if there is enough interest a CPR certification can be added on the Friday evening before the class, 7:00 pm. When you register, indicate if you need CPR, and with a minimum of 5 interested students we can meet on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm in Truckee.  Cost: $40

    To register click here 

    LOCATION: Samaara's place in Truckee. Samaara is an SMC Event Leader. Directions will be emailed to participants.

    INSTRUCTOR: Terrie Arnold RN, Peak Skills LLC

    GROUP SIZE: minimum 7, maximum 10


    This course is designed for individuals who are not professional responders, but who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Hiking/climbing leaders, camp counselors or administrators, rangers and other occupations that work in wilderness, and all outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from this course.

    Keep in mind that Peak Skills Wilderness First Aid is unlike any other WFA class you've taken! You'll get a broader depth of knowledge through the use of hands-on props and visual aids that boost retention of the material - which translates to being better prepared to respond in an actual outdoor emergency.

    Successful completion of the course earns a 3 year certification. Once you've taken the course, you are welcome to keep your skills current by attending any future class as an assistant. WFA refresher scenarios will be offered periodically to provide an opportunity for valuable review and practice of the skills you learn.

    Email Terrie with any questions regarding the course.

    To ensure that the seriously committed backcountry enthusiasts who understand the value of WFA certification get their opportunity to attend, you'll be moved to the waitlist if you RSVP but don't complete your registration within 48 hours.

    ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD: All participants should bring a lunch for both days, and if camping, a dinner for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday. You may want to bring snacks for throughout the day, and be sure to have containers for water/fluids. 

    CLOTHING: We will be moving from inside a classroom to outdoors and back, several times throughout the day; wear layers so you can adjust to temperature variation. Bring rain gear, as we will likely go outside even if it rains. 

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  • Sam S.

    May I attend CPR only, did WFA class a few weeks ago?

    November 22

    • Terrie

      Sam, you can register for CPR only, it's a separate class. Just go to the Peak Skills site.

      November 23

    • Sam S.


      November 26

  • Richard

    Anyone coming from Sacramento at all on Friday? Flights would be about $[masked] cheaper (costs $94) if I fly into Sacramento from San Diego. I'll pay for your tank of gas =)

    Otherwise, I wouldn't be landing until 10:36PM in Reno Doreen

    November 17

    • Rick B.

      I can pick you up, Richard. I was planning to take CPR class too. We need 2hrs or so lead time if weather is good to make the class. Earlier is better, I can pick you up anytime.

      1 · November 17

    • Richard

      Thanks Doreen. Looks like Rick will be giving me a ride. =)

      November 21

  • Doreen H.

    I just realized I am teaching a class in Fallon Friday night and couldn't get to truckee until 8pm... so I can't take the CPR class :-(

    November 13

  • Doreen H.

    I am interested in the CPR class Friday night!!

    November 12

  • Kimberley A.

    I would be interested in the CPR on Friday! Looking forward to taking this course!

    November 8

    • Colleen S.

      I am interested in CPR only. I took the WFA recently and only need CPR.

      November 8

    • Colleen S.

      I do not want to take a spot for the whole weekend, so please advise.

      November 8

  • Waide L.

    Just took this course 2 weeks ago. Terrie has the experience and training that makes her course the most informative, interesting and comprehensive WFA course I have ever participated in.. I highly recommend this course to everyone!!

    1 · November 7

    • Darren S.

      Agreed! ELs: you need to jump on this!

      1 · November 8

  • Darren S.

    Registration now open! Go to links to Peak Skills LLC to register:

    November 7

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  • Terrie
    SMC EVENT LEADER, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    An avid hiker for years, I've only recently discovered the joys of going to altitude.... more

  • Samaara R.
    Event Host

    Love being outside, climbing rock, ice and mountains, hiking, paddling. Looking to meet fellow... more

  • Sam S.

    Fit, and self employed ( I can go often to the mountain). I enjoy... more

  • Rick B.
    SMC MEMBER, Assistant Organizer

    My name is Rick Bauer. I have put in my time with work and family and I need to get back to my... more

  • Fletcher P.

    Hello I enjoy skiing, backcountry skiing, hiking, climbing and mountaineering­.

  • Colleen S.

    I love outdoor adventures!

  • Doreen H.

    I am looking to meet people with similar interests and go on new adventures: rock & ice... more

  • Darren S.

    I have always been drawn to the mountains and adventure. I enjoy sharing my passion for climbing... more

  • Kimberley A.

    My name is Kimberley Alvarez and I love to be out in the backcountry with my dogs and friends.... more

  • Richard

    Splitboard Mountaineer, Ice/snow/Rock climber, Backpacker, EL

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  • Matthew H.

    Let's get up there together!

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