Re: Backcountry Emergency: Evaluation
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Mon, 5 Jun 1995 06:48:28 EDT
You asked -
>About how many hours of training do these courses entail?
Courses vary in length, depending on the level of course you are taking.
However, a good Wilderness First Responder course will take about 40 hours
of classroom and outdoor training time. Since a lot of these courses are
used as a baseline course for entry-level search and rescue volunteers, many
are taught over a series of weekends.
Yes, these do involve a lot of time and dedication. However, you really need
to weigh this against the value of the lives of your Scouts. When you do
that, the forty hours or so seem like a pretty light committment, to my mind.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City