• Dr. Herpy

Kenston Students get Certified

Fifteen Kenston students, all of which went on the 2014 Outwest trip, along with Mr. Turk and Mrs. Torma partook in a Wilderness First Aid class on February 27th and 28th that ran for a total of 20 hours. Wilderness First Aid is defined as care given an hour and a half away from definitive care. The course was put on through Mountain Education & Development, a company out of Utah. Course instructors Cody and Sarah were extremely knowledgeable about all things outdoors and all participants learned how to approach and assess a patient in the wilderness. They also learned vital skills that ranged from how to do a focus spine exam to CPR. Their WFA certification is the lowest level of Wilderness First Aid but opens doors to being certified in Wilderness First Responder (a seven day course) and even Wilderness EMT (a month long course). Jason Kantra said “The course taught me important skills to have when doing any outdoor activity that I can use for the rest of my life, and it was extremely fun.” The certification is valid for 2 years, after which the course has to be retaken. If you ever get hurt in the woods you want these guys around!