We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.
With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.
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Advanced Wilderness First-Aid
Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.
We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.
Did you know that more than half of Canadians (53%) believe they don’t have the skills to save a life in this emergency?
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. The 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.
At Alert First-Aid we not only believe it's 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.
Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.
If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.
Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
Full Course Length: 40 Hours
Recertification: 25 Hours
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 ........it was a great introduction to first-aid and even better introduction to wilderness first-aid. I loved the course.
Wilderness and Remote First-Aid
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.
Wilderness and Remote First-aid
“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
“Great teaching ability, good pulse on class, professional but approachable. Time passed quickly and all were actively engaged.”
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 email@example.com to arrange a group course.