First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

Advanced Wilderness First-Aid

At Alert First-Aid we not only believe it our job to teach you the information below but ensure you feel confident and empowered when dealing with injuries. We do this with our hands on learning approach, running first-aid scenarios that are relevant for you. Encouraging you to use real first-aid supplies and to ask questions and practice in a safe, and fun environment. 

This course consists of comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as assistant overnight guides, day guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR/AED, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Course consists of evening first-aid scenarios and day time scenarios 80% of this course is taught outside. It is important that students taking this course are prepared for being in the wilderness.

Course content includes the following:

  •       Preparation and planning    
  •       Wound care
  •       Your health    
  •       Cold- and heat-related emergencies
  •       What is the P.L.A.N.?    
  •       Environmental situations
  •       Airway emergencies    
  •       Poisons
  •       Breathing and circulation emergencies     
  •       Medical emergencies
  •       First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest  
  •       Evacuation and transportation
  •       Head and spine injuries     
  •       Extended Care - monitoring the patient
  •       Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  •       Extended Care 
  •       Spinal injury management
  •       incident reports
  •       Vitals
  •       Traction 
  •       Outdoor food safety 
  •       Long Term Care 

Red Cross First Aid certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your certificate will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

Full Course Length: 40 Hours
Recertification: 25 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Our Clients Say

I loved the scenarios that we were placed in thoughtout the course, it made me think outside of the box and taught me how to react was a great introduction to first-aid and even better introduction to wilderness first-aid. I loved the course.

Max Dunn 

Wilderness and Remote First-Aid

Victoria BC

The instuctor, Allison is very knowledgable and possessed a mildly diabolic sense of humour as well as a gift for getting the point across in her presentations and challenging scenarios. ..... I came away with renewed confidence in my first-aid skills and a tuned up CPR certfication. I highly recommend such a course for anyone travelling beyond the 15 minute emergency response zone.

Doug Linton 

Wilderness and Remote First-aid 

Victoria BC

“I loved that this course took place outside. It made the course way more enjoyable and helped me learn more than I would have in a classroom.” 

Erika Dost - Wilderness First-Aid 

Victoria BC

“Great teaching ability, good pulse on class, professional but approachable.  Time passed quickly and all were actively engaged.”

Heather Brown - Wilderness First-Aid 

Victoria BC

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach an Advanced Wilderness First Aid and CPR C Course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course:

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Assistant Overnight Out door Guides
  • Assistant Overnight Kayak instructors
  • Girl Guides
  • Boy Scouts
  • Mountain Bikers
  • People who spend time in remote areas
  • Search and Rescue Volunteers
  • BC Parks