Do you work outdoors or enjoy hiking and camping on areas, where receiving professional medical help can take a long time? National Outdoor Leadership Schoolin Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is held in November in Nurmijärvi.
WFR-training is organized together by the Crossing Latitudes-organization and Humak university of applied sciences. Sign up for the course held in 15.-25.11.2021 at Nurmijärvi, Kiljava.
Humak Adventure Education and Crossing Latitudes are bringing the NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) wilderness medicine training to the Nurmijärvi campus of Humak on 15.-25.11.2021. The course will be held in Finland for the very first time. Training is designed to provide the necessary first aid skills for professionals and individuals who work in remote locations where medical help isn’t readily available.
Further details on the contents of the course and contact information (the link will open on an external page)
Course information on NOLS’s page (the link will open on an external page)
Leaflet WFR Kiljava 2021 (pdf)
The course is designed for professionals of adventure education, wilderness guides, and others who enjoy hiking in groups. Wilderness First Responder -training provides the tools for recognizing and preventing the possible risks of outdoor activities as well as the skills to treat injuries and illnesses and to carry out evacuation procedures.
Training will include preparing for different accident scenarios with tasks and practical learning in situations simulating the actual scenario, and teaching the participant how to make critical decisions in challenging environments. Half the 80 hour-long course consists of practical learning with challenging real life examples.
Housing and meals are not included in the study fee. There is an opportunity to stay at Humak’s Nurmijärvi campus (at Kiljava) in a hotel that’s located in the same building (71€/night, breakfast included). There is also a camping- and caravan site nearby. Meals can also be bought from campus.
Safety during the Covid-19 epidemic is important. Before registration, it is important to familiarize yourself with the video on the registration page that shows the guidelines for safe interaction during the epidemic.
The next appication period for Humak’s the Bachelor’s Degree in Adventure and Outdoor Education (Community Educator, Bachelor of Humanities, 210 ECTS) programme is in Janurary 2022. The programme is in English.
The main photo of the article: @humak_adventure Instagram-account, where Humak students of Adventure and Outdoor Education post pictures of their studies.
Article originally published 13.10.2020. Updated course information added 26.8.2021.