This is a tough question to answer. Wilderness First Responders work in a wide variety of contexts and often perform other professional duties as well as being a responder. As such, pay can range from unpaid volunteer work to jobs that pay $38,000 to $120,000 per year.
There are no course prerequisites for our Wilderness First Responder courses. All you need to do to become certified is enroll in and successfully pass one of our courses, including written and practical exams.
Wilderness First responder will teach you an advanced set of skilled targeted at those who will be responding to emergencies in remote areas in a professional capacity. If this is you, or if you WANT this to be you, then yes it is definitely worth it. If you are a person who loves the outdoors and just want to be ready with a great set of first aid skills in case of an emergency, our Wilderness First Aid course is probably a better fit. In the Wilderness First Responder program youâ€™ll be spending a lot of time learning to use advanced equipment that you wonâ€™t typically have with you unless you are responding in a professional capacity.
Wilderness First Responder certification is valid for 3 years and can be renewed by signing up for a 40 hour recertification course at any time while it is still valid.
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
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 | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |
The course was great and was the third first aid course I have taken and it was by far the best experience and I am way more confident now! Thanks!
"Real life" scenarios were good for challenging my knowledge. Good pacing - fairly quick, but not rushed.
I have taken several first aid courses over the years. This was by far the best. I would recommend Alert!
"I think Gabriel did an awesome job at the course. I will definitely recommend to someone."
Great instructor. Presented the material in an angaging way. I know he noticed that people were fading on the second day so he got everyone to stand quick and do something. Much more engaging than other first aid courses I’ve taken.
This class was one of the best I've taken. The instructor was great in pass along the needed information as well as making it enjoyable. I'll be recommending Alert!
Andrew was awesome!! Made the course exciting and interesting, which helped me retain the information better. By far the best first aid instructor I’ve had!!
Great combination of teaching and learning as well as handson information. I learned a lot. Thank you!!
Gary used relevant examples & situations to teach us proper CPR. He is a great instructor! I like how we learned both adult and baby CPR and it was very hands on.
"Best course yet - thanks! Good alternating of teaching/hands on."