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Our primary expedition leader Jeremiah “Bullfrog” Pastor has just received his “Wilderness Rescue and First Responder” (WFR) certification from SOLO training organization. He received his training at the SOLO Southeast Wilderness Medicine facility at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson, North Carolina. The WFR is a nine-day comprehensive course that covers all aspects of backcountry medicine. Students gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in areas including musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, and other medical emergencies. SOLO Southeast’s WFR courses place an emphasis on leadership, prevention, and decision-making, giving you the tools to make critical decisions in remote wilderness locations. Skills are gained in traditional classroom sessions as well as through participation in practical skills scenarios. The major topics covered are:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Treatment of Common Injuries
  • Treatment of Medical Emergencies
  • CPR
  • Basic Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Wilderness Rescue and Evacuation

This certification is valid for 3 years and is essential to the efforts of the program.

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Author: The Bullfrog

The “Bullfrog” is the founder of the AcadianX Warrior Program and its Lead Expedition Guide. Inspired by his love of adventure he continues to explore his world and pass on what he has learned through a lifetime of wilderness ventures. Jeremiah is a former Navy SEAL and a veteran of the deep sea diving industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been trained in advanced field medical practices at the Special Operations Medical Training Course in Ft. Bragg, NC. In addition he is an expert in expedition planning and navigation and is responsible for most of the trips taken on by AcadianX.

Jeremiah has successfully guided multi-day backpacking adventures to places such as the Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, Yosemite NP, The Everglades NP, Death Valley NP, Zion NP, and Glacier NP just to name a few. He possesses world class leadership skills and loves to teach others the joy of exploring their world. His most memorable experiences are when he takes his teenage daughter on his adventures with him because the memories they create together will last a lifetime.

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