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"I can't remember the last time I had so much fun being treated for a 3rd degree burn, hypothermia, a broken leg, and a severe allergy reaction all in one day.  Good times!" 

 - 2-day course graduate Suzanne L.

"I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people.
I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training."
- 2-day course graduate Jacquie W.

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Photo: students caring for disaster victims during dtWFA class

LEARN how to



in an:

  • urban disaster (natural or terrorist)

  • rural area (not near a hospital)

  • travel anywhere

  • wilderness area


Photo: youth applying direct pressure on bleeding leg during dtWFA class

When + Where (2017):

  • May 13-14 ... Triangle Area, NC*

  • May 17-18 ... Charlottesville, VA

  • May 20-21 ... Washington, DC

  • May 27-28 ... Charlottesville, VA*

  • June 3 - 4 ... Richmond ,VA*

  • June 10-11 ... Triad area, NC*

  • June 24-25 ... Virginia Beach, VA*

  • July 8 - 9 ... Charlottesville, VA*

  • July 15-16 ... Scenic Riverside with free camping available ... Fredericksburg, VA*

  • Sep. 2 - 4 ... Mountain-top Retreat with sunset short hike, cabins $9/bed available, campfires, lake & sandy beach, optional CPR & more at:

              Mtn. Lake Biol. Stn., near Blacksburg, VA*

  • Sep. 16-17 ... Off-road Driving-tailored class, same skills & cert, open to all: Old Fields, WV

  • Sep. 23-24 ... Chattanooga / Nashville, TN

  • Oct. 14-15 ... Charlottesville, VA*

  • Oct. 21-22 ... Chattanooga / Nashville, TN

  • Nov. 11-12 ... Washington, DC

  • Dec. 16-17 ... Off-road Driving-tailored class, same skills & cert, open to all: Uwharrie, NC




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Sierra Club Potomac

Region Outings

  • No prerequisites

  • For adults, and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.

  • Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival

  • Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice

  • Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees!), and more

  • Topics

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  • 2-year SOLO WFA certification

  • Counts as re-cert for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT

  • Instructor:  Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer; or an expert Matt personally trained.

  • Fee:  185 for the 2-day course (8:30am - 6:30pm or 7pm each day)

  • *Charitable Donation:  a local nonprofit organization will receive 10% of course proceeds.


Anonymous Feedback Comments (click for more):

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  • "The course blew my expectations out of the water."

  • "I was ... in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much moreImage with Play Button of Carolyn Schuyler giving video testimonial of dtWFA course prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!"

  • "It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I've attended many."

  • "The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned."

  • "Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses)."

  • "The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor's willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention."

  • "When I walkImage with Play Button of NBC-TV Newscast reporting on surviving a disaster from severe weather to a terrorist attacked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a back-country [or disaster] medical emergency was terrifying.  Now I feel confident that I can help."

  • "Shortly after receiving my WFA cert ... I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do ... I took control to treat her ... Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out ... I credit being able to successfully treat my 'patient' to your WFA training."

  • "Take the class, Save a life!"                                   NBC-TV Newscast on surviving

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