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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.


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

  • Breathing and circulation emergencies

  • Medical emergencies

  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Evacuation and transport

  • Head and spine injuries

  • Human body systems

  • Extended care - monitoring the patient

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

  • Sudden illnesses

  • Poisoning

  • Special populations

  • Childbirth

  • Crisis intervention

  • Incident reports

  • Traction

  • Outdoor food safety

  • Long term care

Full Course Length: 80 Hours
Recertification: 40 Hours

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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

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