NOLS Wilderness First Aid
(18+, 16+ with adult) The NOLS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Meals are on your own. There are no meals offered on site, but there are plenty of restaurants (both fast-food and otherwise) within a 10 minute drive, in addition to a large grocery store.
There is no lodging/camping available on site, however, there are several options nearby. Hotels (all 10-15 minute drive): Hampton Inn Roanoke/I-81 Hollins: 7922 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, (540) 563-5656 — Country Inn & Suites by Radisson: 7860 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, (540) 366-5678 — Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott: 7944 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, (540) 362-4200 — Days Inn by Wyndham: 8118 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, (540) 759-7898
There is no public transportation to/from the site. You will need a vehicle to get to and from class each day.