We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote)

COVID-19 Considerations

We are operating with smaller-than-normal class sizes and will be maintaining physcial distance where possible. With first aid classes, this will not always be possible as we will need to practice and evaluate some hands-on skills. If you are not comfortable with this please consider signing up with a partner from your bubble, or not registering for this course. Facemasks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available in all our classrooms. 

We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During the indoor portion of your course, and during some of the outdoor portions, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

What happens if help is more than an hour away? Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as a professional rescuer, the Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program has something to meet your needs.

Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote First Aid) is a 20-hour course suitable for indivduals who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces 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:

Planning, prevention, and situational awareness
Wound care
Environmental emergencies

Course Schedule 

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Course content:

Preparation and planning   Head and spine injuries
Your health   Environmental situations
Airway emergencies   Poisons
Adult, Child, Infant CPR   Cold and heat-related emergencies
First Aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest   Sudden Medical Emergencies
Wound care & building splints   Evacuation and transportation
Bone, muscle, and joint injuries   Chest pain

Certification

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.

Recertification

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.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

 

Find out how to deal with with a head injury:

 

Full Course Length: 20 Hours
Recertification: 12 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid Course Trip Plan
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid First Aid Course Trip Plan
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid course factsheet
Click here to view the Comprehensive Guide for First Aid & CPR

Our Clients Say

Scenarios were excellent - more of those mixed with in field demonstations. Instructors clear, engaging & knowledgeable. Outside regardless of weather is better for all aspects of course.

Melissa Todd 

Wilderness and Remote First-Aid - Naniamo

Scenarios were great, good opportunities to rotate leadership, 'following', and being part of a large group situation. I liked instruction inside then having a chance to put it all together in scenarios. Good balance of lecture, demo and practice.

Sari Saunders

Wilderness and Remote First-aid Nanaimo, BC

Great course; beats the typical classroom environment. Mike did a great job of keeping the course fun & interesting. Thank you!

Frank Brunt

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Courtenay, BC

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a Wilderness and Remote First Aid with 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 info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Kayak instructors
  • Girl Guides
  • Scouts Canada
  • Mountain Bikers
  • People who spend time in remote areas
  • BC Parks employees