UPCOMING WILDERNESS MEDICINE PROGRAMS

The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with SOLO, nationally recognized leaders in the field of wilderness medicine and rescue to provide affordable wilderness medical training close to home.  For questions regarding any of these courses, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046 or email Parks & Recreation Director Matt Casparius


WILDERNESS FIRST AID

The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) School who are nationally recognized leaders in the field of wilderness medicine and rescue to provide affordable wilderness medical training close to home. 


Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one and maybe even save a life. 

Wilderness First Aid & CPR is a 16 hour long (two day) program which focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Those who complete the course and pass the written and practical skills will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification from SOLO which is valid for 2 years.


The minimum age is 16 if the participant is by themselves or 14 if they have an adult with them.


For information on SOLO, visit their website


This course will be held at Wasserman Park which is located at 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.


Course Requirements: Participant MUST have current CPR certification upon completion of course. If you do not already hold this certification an optional  Adult CPR Recertification Course will be offered on Saturday evening for an additional fee of $50.


Lodging is not provided however there are several hotels in close proximity to our facility:

• Woodspring Suites, 2 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, 3.6 miles away            

• Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4 Amherst Road, Merrimack NH 03054, 3.6 miles away
• Courtyard by Marriot, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH 03063, 3.9 miles away
• Crowne Plaza Nashua, 2 Somerset Pkwy, Nashua, NH 03063, 4.1 miles away
• Residences at Daniel Webster, 246 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack NH 03054, 4.2 miles away

DAY               DATES                     TIME                             LOCATION                                   FEE          
Sat - Sun        10/27 - 10/28           Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Wasserman Park Function Hall        $150


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