To help prepare hikers, campers and others for outdoor adventures, REI
(Recreational Equipment, Inc.), today announced new Wilderness First Aid courses
, available in REI stores. The courses are made possible through collaboration with NOLS
(National Outdoor Leadership School) and its Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), a nonprofit organization that has defined the standards of wilderness medicine training for nearly two decades. The Wilderness First Aid courses will be led by WMI instructors and REI Outdoor School instructors that have been qualified by WMI.