EMT: Week 1

Well, the first week of the October EMT is in full swing and the fall leaves a day or two at their peak colors in these beautiful mountains of Western NC.  Students have spent their week in and out of the classroom working on new information and putting what they have learned into team action in trauma emergency situations and scenarios. It has been a busy but productive first 6 days of the course and next week is full-on again as we get into medical emergencies.  




EMT Intensive: Week 1

A lot of progress was made during the first week of EMT Intensive. It was interesting to see students come to the course with various backgrounds and experiences and begin to navigate the world of the EMT.  Classroom concepts interspersed with scenarios and first reactions in students have built a foundation for learning to care for a patient in an emergency situation. Confidence is starting to build as the students are getting more familiar with using basic tools of the trade.

EMT Intensive Blog Week 3! Eso es Todo!

Instructors, Deane Hodde, Justin Doroshenko, Dan Payton, and Justin Padgett are pleased to annouce that we released a whole new batch of EMT students out into the world to make it a better place, or at least a more survivable place.  Students came from around the country as usual,  making our classroom well rounded and quite entertaining! Thank you all for your dedication to learn how to better care for others.  Please check out this slide show from one of our scenario days. 

Week One: EMT in Cullowhee

Perfect weather in the mountains was the backdrop for our first week on the pathway to EMT. Lots of firsts for many of us. First real patient assessments, first full set of vital signs, first time learning to assist patients with their 

medications, and the first time setting foot in an EMS ambulance and working with EMS equipment. Wow, and so much more to come in week two!


Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals - Cullowhee, NC

"Hypothermia Day" is always a fun day! This is when the victims have to spend a fair amount of time laying in Cane Creek (even in the Winter). The rescuers have to assess the scene and remove the victim from the water and treat them for their injuries. Everyone gets cold and wet on in this scenario!

Student Update: Jessica and Art respond to auto accident leaving WFR training

Art maintaining spinal immobilization on a patient as the other student improvises a neck brace during the WFR training.

Landmark community,

Landmark Learning "Down East" for Maine WFR!

While it's summer at Landmark's base in NC, It's still chilly up in Presque Isle, Maine!

We're here in Presque Isle, Maine for 3 weeks of Landmark Learning coursework, WFR, SWR and WFA.

Outward Bound WFR - Teaching, Turtles and Florida Heat!

Jason giving a lecture during the Outward Bound WFR.

Landmark Learning and WMI of NOLS had a great Wilderness First Responder course hosted in Scottsmoor, Florida by Outward Bound.

EMT Intensive - Can you say, "I'm an EMT Basic, do you need help?"

May/June EMT Intensive Students - Can you say, "I'm an EMT Basic, do you need help?"

Congratulations are in order for our EMT Intensive students!

Wilderness Lifeguard - Learning skills for backcountry waterfront prevention and monitoring.!

Justin P. teaching the students how to hold the rescue tube when the enter the water to make a rescue.

Another successful Wilderness Lifeguard course in Asheville, NC taught by instructors Justin Doroshenko and Justin Padgett.