Slideshow: Bowdoin Students Rescue Other Students Injured in ‘Copter Crash and Other (Fake) Disasters

Over the course of an intensive eight-day workshop, which took place over the past two weeks, 41 Bowdoin students who aspire to lead outing club trips learned wilderness first-aid. Taught by instructors from Wilderness Medical Associates International, the Wilderness First Responder course covered hypothermia, heatstroke, broken limbs, head trauma, burns, spinal injuries, lacerations, heart attacks, and difficult and panicky patients. Once the students are WFR certified, they can lead any number of student trips, on land or on sea.

Photos by Michele Stapleton

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  1. Eva Murray says:

    As an EMT and Wilderness First Responder myself, and the mother of a current Bowdoin student, and a survivor of an aviation wreck who had actual facial injuries not too unlike those simulated above, I am extremely proud of these Bowdoin student responders! Thank you so much for taking this training and offering your time, strength, knowledge and compassion!

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