A specialized first aid course designed for those who work or play for extended periods in the wilderness.
What happens if help is more than a day away? Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training.
The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid (formerly Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid) is a 40-hour course designed for professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism. You will learn skills and strategies for providing extended care overnight to a few days through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
Key learning concepts include: Prevention, the health and wellness of the group, leadership skills, assessment, extended care and decision-making around additional supports required.
The majority of the course is taught outdoors, regardless of the weather, so please dress appropriately.
Wilderness First Aid includes:
The Wilderness First Aid course includes the following materials:
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Wilderness First Aid (formerly Advanced) 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 |
Great course - great instructor (which is why I come back every year).
This was the most enjoyable first aid class I have taken. Very “hands on” and much more informative than just reading a book.
I thought this was the most informative first-aid/CPR course I have ever taken. The instructor made it so realistic, I feel that I could leave & confidently save someone
Very effective teacher. Gives fair evaluation of both strengths and weaknesses. Communicates very well with classroom. Highly knowledgeable.
Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He is well spoken, polite and to the point when he is teaching. I would definitely recommend this course!
"I really appreciate Andrea's depth of knowledge and ease with presenting the curriculum. No um's, ah's, likes or other verbal fillers - very good at adapting to those in the room."
It was a very hands-on course, which made the two days fun and easy to grasp. Thank you Jason for being such a great instructor!
Great course activities. Made it fun and interesting.
I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot. Would recommend for sure!!
The instructor was AMAZING! I've taken first aid before and this was without a doubt the best. Knowledgeable, professional, and fun.