A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities.
What happens if help is more than an hour away? Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. The Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid (formally Wilderness & Remote First Aid) is a 20-hour course designed for individuals who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness wokplaces or communities. You will learn skills and strategies for providing care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
Key learning concepts include: Planning, prevention, and situational awareness, wound care, and environmental emergencies.
The majority of this course (except the first night) will be taught outdoors, regardless of the weather, so please dress appropriately.
We're doing our best to slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required for the duration of the course. You can check out our Resources section to read our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Remote First Aid includes:
The Remote 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
Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote) 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 |
Chris was great; very enthusiastic and presented the information in a way that was fun and easy to remember.
Great course and great instructor. After this course, I feel confident in continuing with my co-teach and becoming an effective instructor. Thank you for an excellent course!
"Jason's teaching style was fantastic and I feel it helped with information retention."
Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!
A good course with excellent instruction. Mike’s teaching style is engaging, supportive and candid. I feel better prepared heading into the wilderness setting with new skills & knowledge.
Love this company! I always use Alert to recertify and tell my coworkers.
This was a great course and Mike was an amazing instructor!
"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."
"Wonderful, hands-on instruction that was practical and easy to remember."
"Mike was incredible at making everyone feel comfortable in the class."