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A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities.

Remote First Aid

Remote First Aid

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 View Locations
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.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

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 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.

Very lively method of instruction. Recommend Alert Frist Aid. Keeps you aware of real case scenarios. 

Amy Apolonio Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Loved the course and how it was taught. I'm glad that it was hands on, it made me feel much more comfortable with situations. I would even take a shorter lunch and learn more."

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

Thank you!! The hands-on approach way of teaching definitely increased my confidence and helped stick important simple first aid techniques to our memory. I've had different instructors of Alert First Aid over the years - you really do an amazing job providing high quality courses with great teachers!

Hiroko Dunnett Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent presentation with hands-on activities to practice familiar and unfamiliar scenarios. Thanks!

Tristan Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jordan was a great instructor! The 8 hours went by quickly & I got lots out of it!

Molly Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent at explaining and answering all questions. I like that he didn't assume that we knew too much.

Karli Keown Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This has got to be the most relaxed first-aid course I've taken. The hands on helped me learn. The knowledge of the instructor & the way he presented the information helped me retain the information

Delia Girard Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Good refresher course - learned more than at St. John Ambulance!

Paul Callow CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was easily the best first aid course that I have ever taken. The practical experience will certainly be easy to remember. Gary is a stellar instructor and has a true gift in teaching and dealing with people.

Ron MacDonald Marine Basic First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Awesome! Both Connor & Andrea were incredible instructors.

Jen Paquet Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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