Wilderness First Aid Courses

The Wilderness First Aid programs are designed for the recreational outdoor enthusiast, club leader, and the professional guide. These courses are based on the principals of wilderness care and first aid.

Wilderness First Aid

This is a 16-hour course concentrates on the basics of packaging and transporting patients and managing life and limb threats in remote environments.

Includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like hypothermia and heat exhaustion and stroke.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Is a 36-40 hour course that covers all the principles and practices of the WFA and introduces the concepts of longer term care and evacuation decisions.

The AWFA allows for more time for practice through scenario based drills.

Wilderness First Responder

This 72-80 hour course covers and expands the principles and practices of the previous two levels and introduces many of the common medical problems that you may encounter in a wilderness environment including effective evacuation decision making and dealing with long term care and infection prevention.

It is the requisite certification for outdoor leaders and professional guides.

Bridge/Upgrade AWFA-WFR course

This training will upgrade students with current Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder. This is performance-based training and will require participants to assess and treat patience in practical simulations. Case studies and discussion will be employed to challenge student’s decision-making process.

Wilderness Water Safety Supervisor

WWS Supervisor course is designed for leaders, educators and guides to equip them with the skills and knowledge to establish safe swimming areas wherever they go and how to rescue swimmers who are having trouble.

Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid

The MHFA Basic course from Mental Health First Aid Canada in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada focuses on common mental health disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities and workplaces.

Occupational First Aid for Remote Environments (OFARE)

These courses are designed for professionals that operate in remote environments and are responsible for partner/team rescue and safety. For example: forestry, fisheries, hydro, research, mining camps and other resource workers.

Occupational First Aid for Remote Environments

Is a 36-40 hr course designed to build a prevention mentality and rescue competency in personnel that work in remote environments. This course will educate field personnel in patient care in remote environments.