A Close Encounter: Patient Evacuation by WMA WFR

Kudos to Mike T., a 2006 WFR grad, for his tact and sharing his story:

“I am a 2006 WFR Grad and I wanted to tell you about a recent backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just as we reached camp at our most remote location, 8000 feet on top of a mountain, one of our group members fell on some rocks. We eventually learned that the patient had lacerated his spleen and bruised some ribs. Thanks to the WFR training we were able to evacuate the patient safely without causing further injury. The rescue involved a CDF firefigher crew, a Sherrif’s Office search and rescue team, and a total of three helicopters over a 12 hour period.”


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