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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KPE 209 - Wilderness First Responder

The curriculum uses the principles of long-term care, improvised resources, and varying environmental conditions as the framework for learning.  Now the most widely recognized and most often required outdoor leader certification, the Wilderness First Responder course was first developed and taught by SOLO in the mid-1980’s.  Created to provide outdoor leaders, guides, and rangers with the knowledge needed to deal with crises in remote settings, this 80-hour certification course meets DOT National Standards for First Responder with additional protocols for extended-care situations.  The practical simulations and labs provide practice in backcountry leadership and rescue skills.  Like all SOLO programs, the emphasis of the WFR is on prevention and decision-making.

Course Typically Offered: Spring Even Years

Credits: 3