Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Course Update - May 13th

33 days until our high season.

In the field, Tri-Country is on their fifth day of their surf course in Playa Tulin, which is good timing because the rangers at Tulin have a lot of projects they could use help on. They wil be at Tulin until the 14th and will finish out their surf course at Manuel Antonio for seven days.

Canyon School flew in Saturday night and were shuttled to Las Rejas Sunday morning. They arrived at their first homestay at the Lopez house a little after noon on Monday.

Leadership is down in the cocina for day 4 of their WFR course with Phil Perez. They will be doing the WFR until the 19th.

What is a WFR, you ask? The WFR, Wilderness First Responder, is a certification combining the Emergency Response Certification with additional hours of curriculum and practice for application in the wilderness setting. The ERC (a 48-hour DOT course certification) is required for police, athletic trainers and firemen in the USA, and it is administered by the American Red Cross (ARC). Due to the remote nature of our courses our lead field staff are required to have successfully completed the WFR course. Certification from ARC and CRROBS is valid for 3 years.

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