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Advanced Wilderness First Responder



This 90 hour course combines the Canadian Red Cross Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid and First Responder courses to create an in depth program for those needing a more advanced first aid or working in isolated or wilderness settings. This course is suited for those in the fields of fire fighting, ground search and rescue, ski patrol, athletic therapy, coast guard and wilderness guides. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Eighty percent of this course is taught outside. It is important that students taking this course are prepared for being in the wilderness. Sucessful candidates will recieve an EMA licence as a First Responder. Candiates may add OFA Level 2 certification for an additional $50.00.


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: 80 Hours
Recertification: 40 Hours

Click here to view the Advanced Wilderness First Aid course fact sheet
Click here to view the First Responder First Aid course fact sheet

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If you have a group of First Responder Candidates and would like us to come to you to teach an Advanced Wilderness First Responder 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.