Please Note

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. COVID-19 Self-Assessment

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.

Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote)

Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote)

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.

Full Course Length 20 hours Register Now
Recertification 12 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Remote First Aid includes:

  • Preparation and Planning
  • Your Health
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care & Building Splints
  • Bone/Muscle/Joint Injuries
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Cold- and Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Evacuation and Traportation
  • Chest Pain

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Recertification

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Remote First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote Field Guide (hard copy)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

The Alert Advantage

Free Manual + App

Deep Discounts

3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

Free CPR Mask + Gloves

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Who should take this course?

  • Those living or working in remote or wilderness workplaces or communities

Looking for a group class?

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 |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Chris was great; very enthusiastic and presented the information in a way that was fun and easy to remember.

Laura Glenn Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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!

Kaitlyn Patterson First Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Jason's teaching style was fantastic and I feel it helped with information retention."

Blue Orchard Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!

Paige CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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.

Dan Perera Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

Love this company! I always use Alert to recertify and tell my coworkers.

Traci Serzisko CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was a great course and Mike was an amazing instructor!

Sarah Halliday Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Wonderful, hands-on instruction that was practical and easy to remember."

Sarah Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Mike was incredible at making everyone feel comfortable in the class."

Aarush Azizi CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials
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