Discussion in 'Randall's Adventure & Training®' started by Jeff Randall, Jun 14, 2018.
This class looks right up my alley. Have to catch one of these.
I’ll meet you there next year. Be nice to finally get to see what a good moderator looks like.
Ok. Although Andy wont be there i suspect so itll be a once famous moderator.
Have you done this before? Looks intense. Those faces are not faces of i had milk and cookies an hour ago.
I’m gonna try to be there but will have to see what work brings next year.
jeffe, you are el blanco with your shirt off.
No but my understanding is Ditch Med on steroids. If that’s the case it should be a relaxed, fun, stress free, enjoyable experience.
I liked ditch medicine. There was bbq.
and Halloween candy, Ditch was a blast
90+ hour WFR class completed! Congratulations to the new "woofers" who suffered some grueling scenarios and hours of lecture and practical experience to be a better responder in the backcountry.
This was an outstanding class. I loved every minute of it. The instructors (Joe and Evan) were phenomenal, the whole ESEE crew was phenomenal, and my fellow students were phenomenal, too. Highly, highly recommended.
I have to sleep now.
Andy, awesome job! You make a damn good incident commander also!
Adding a few more pics....still sorting/drying out gear (from humidity not rain), organizing for Cave rescue....I took a few with my good camera as well...but I've yet to dig it out.
We turned a corner on this class.....I can't stress enough the amount of effort our instructor (Joe and Evan) put in for this very unique class....some people take a course called Wilderness First Responder and never leave the classroom....
Not at Randall's....
This dedicated group of responders STAYED in the field for 15 hours a day if not more.....banging out scenario after scenario and always ready for MORE!!
Outstanding effort by the cadre and students.....proud to be a part of this group!!
I thought about you and MtnGoat! You 2 and your better halfs need to come to the next one.
This is the best class I have ever taken!
I have a medical background as an EMT, which that helped me with the academic part of the class, but this WFR class strengthened my patient assessments and overall medical skills like no other class i have taken. The improvised techniques for litters, splints and information on various medicines as well as the SAR/Navigation/Ropes and Survival instruction prepared us for the hours upon hours of very realistic field scenarios. The scenarios were very unpredictable and I was fooled a few times not knowing that someone was acting vs a real emergency. The instructors did a great job of throwing curve balls at us. This class lives up to the RAT standard of instruction and quality of training.
Some of my teammates had zero medical experience and by the end of the class, I would run calls with any of them, it was awesome to see the progression of skill level. I learned a lot of improvised techniques that I dont usually see or do being an EMT in an urban setting. I was exposed to several new pieces of survival and med gear to add to my kit.
The instructors, RAT staff and patients did a great job. I highly recommend it.
I would so be there but you would be hard pressed to get the misses to leave the rugrat for a week, it would be fun to get the band back together again though. May be we can talk @Jeff Randall into offering child care, she'll be 9 so she can almost take care of herself.
we could use some Pediatric role players......lol....
sign us up then, she would do it.
@Jeff Randall have you scheduled a recert course for us yet? I'd love to get that on the books.
2 years before recert time