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post #15 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 11:59 AM
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I originally did the 40hr AWFA, then the 40hr additional training to upgrade to WFR, and I agree that the 80hr is much more comprehensive in not only wilderness setting methods (evac, etc) but in the first aid as well. That said, the training in the 40hr is pretty good (from the provider I used, anyway) and would not considered it akin to Standard First Aid.
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