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Arizona State Parks Offers Wilderness First Responder Scholarships

The deadline to apply is July 30.

Arizona State Parks is offering Wilderness First Responder (WFR) scholarships for a Wilderness First Responder course taking place in Flagstaff. The funds for the scholarships will be taken from the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

Interested participants must complete an application and submit it to Arizona State Parks by the deadline on Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m. The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

Wilderness First Responder is the recognized industry standard for those who work in the backcountry as trip leaders, camp counselors, guides, public safety, Search And Rescue members, and people working in outdoor or remote locations. WFR is a 72-hour course (including CPR) and is a comprehensive, in-depth, look at managing wilderness medical emergencies including response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies and survival skills, soft tissue injuries, medical emergencies, and reporting and documentation.

The training is practical, hands-on, and focuses on managing scenarios with the equipment typically carried in the field. The course includes classroom instruction, outdoor skills practice, and outdoor scenarios.

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to apply through the Arizona State Parks website: http://azstateparks.com/wfr/index.html or by contacting Cassandra Castellanos at 602.364-2305 or e-mail ccastellanos(at)azstateparks.gov. The deadline for the completed application is Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m.

For information about all 28 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or visit AZStateParks.com. Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.


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