WOLF to host wilderness first aid course


By Darcy DeGuise | Winter Outdoor Learning Fund

For the past six years, the Winter Outdoor Learning Fund (WOLF) has been busy fostering outdoor awareness among the people of southwestern Colorado. 

Most of WOLF’s involvement has been in the form of providing scholarships for Avalanche 1 courses each winter, which makes sense as many of our board members spend that time as ski patrollers, making sure that the Wolf Creek Ski Area is safe for all winter enthusiasts. They know the importance of being knowledgeable and prepared in the snowy backcountry and want to pass that along to our community.

Next weekend, however, WOLF will focus on the medical side of the outdoor/recreational industry by hosting a wilderness first aid and CPR course. This course, conducted by Desert Mountain Medicine, will provide students with the tools needed in the event of an emergency while hiking, biking, hunting or rafting in the great outdoors. The course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 777 County Road 600.

There are 15 spots available for this course and the cost is $250. Twelve scholarships for this course are also available through WOLF. Anyone interested in registering for the course or applying for a scholarship can email Darcy DeGuise at ddeguise77@gmail.com for more information or a scholarship application. The deadline to sign up for the wilderness first aid/CPR course is Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m.

More information on the course can be found at desertmountainmedicine.com.