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WFR at UTC

On March 16, 2014 Landmark instructors Laura and Beth successfully graduated 29 new Wilderness First Responders and sent them off into the world with big smiles all around. This day marked the completion of the first WFR course ever held at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and it was a resounding success. We thoroughly enjoyed springtime temperatures in the 60s and 70s and spent much of our time outside, practicing splints and ankle taping in the sunshine and watching the cherry blossoms come into full bloom. Students thoroughly enjoyed the multitude of activities and scenarios that Beth and Laura kept throwing at them to test their critical thinking skills, although our most...
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WFR at Blowing Rock Conference Center

Scott and Kevin headed out to a windy Blowing Rock for an awesome course with 26 students. Blowing Rock Conference Center proved to be a great host for our 9 day Wilderness First Responder Course. We had a great course with very amazing students who were ready to learn. A big shout out from the instructional team to those students who made a great course happen!

  

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Making A Camping Trip More Bearable

Every year, campers hear and ignore advice on how to keep the site safe from bears. That's why if you plan on going camping, you need to watch this video from ZooMontana. Their two adult grizzlies make short work of campsite. Wait until you see what they do to a "bear-proof" cooler!

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WRMC Save The Date!

WRMC Atalanta

Attend the Wilderness Risk Management Conference and gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the adventure and education industries. This year, the WRMC Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1st-3rd. Mark your calendars now and click here to visit their Facebook page for the latest information.  

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The Padj Just Went International...

Aquatics International

Last month, Aquatics International Magazine featured an article on Landmark Learning's Wilderness StarGuard Course and had the pleasure of interviewing the Padg. Below is an excerpt from the article. Lifeguarding in a remote location is very different than lifeguarding in a pool. That difference led Justin Padgett at Cullowhee, N.C.-based Landmark Learning to develop a different kind of lifeguard training program, Wilderness StarGuard, with ...
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The Padj Goes To The Fair!

 The Appalachian State University Job Fair has really grown over the years. As a 1993 graduate of ASU it was really great to talk to students about grooming and development for instructional work at Landmark Learning. We had 50-70 students come by our booth for information about employment, coursework for their professional development and really just to hang out. It seems that these events are stellar for reconnecting with our course sponsors, alumni and friends within the industry. The ASU Alumni luncheon was also a great opportunity to...
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20 New EMT's!!!

20 New EMT's!!!

Well, it is hard to believe that our January EMT Intensive has come and gone. All 20 of our students passed the course final and practical exams with flying colors. As students reported on their clinical experiences, it was obvious that western NC was a busy place over the last three weeks. Many of our students had previous WFR certfications - leaving our course as...
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Ecuador: One Student's Life Changing Experience

Ecuador: One Student's Life Changing Experience

Hola Padge, This is Alexa Humphreys. I completed Landmark Learning's EMT Basic course this past July. I wanted to thank you and your staff immensely for your teachings and for connecting me with MINGAI in Ecuador. I volunteered with them as a relief medic and had a life changing experience. I wrote about the experience here:  Hope all is well in North Carolina! Best regards, Alexa Humphreys

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EMT 2014 Scholarship Winner!

EMT 2014 Scholarship Winner!

It has taken three weeks, 169 hours, 1069 pages of texts, 23 exams, 20 study buddies and copious cups of coffee to make the transformation from the desire to help to the ability to respond as a proud and qualified EMT.  My journey began on Monday morning with basic orientation.  By Wednesday I was practicing with basic tools of the trade; a BP cuff and stethoscope.  I couldn’t believe it by the time Saturday rolled around and I was already riding in the back of a bumpy ambulance putting cardiac leads on patients.  While enthusiasm for learning passed the first week quickly, the second week was a challenge.   Laden with medical nomenclature and complicated theories week two took...
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EMT: Week 2

EMT: Week 2

Clinicals are going strong as the second week of our EMT course comes to an end.  Lots of material covered in this second week giving foundation to medical calls the EMT is likely to encounter.  Hands-on scenarios have been bringing classroom context into perspective.
 
 

 

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