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Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder


How much does a Wilderness First Responder make?

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.

How do you become a wilderness first responder?

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.

Is wilderness first responder worth it?

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 you’ll be spending a lot of time learning to use advanced equipment that you won’t typically have with you unless you are responding in a professional capacity.

How long is wilderness first responder certification good for?

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.


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


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


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual
A virtual first aid manual is included. Hard copy first aid training manuals are available for an additional $10.00. You can purchase them on the day of your first aid course.

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Looking for a group class?

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 |

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

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!

Kelsie Johnson Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

"Real life" scenarios were good for challenging my knowledge. Good pacing - fairly quick, but not rushed.

Jessie Janzen Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I have taken several first aid courses over the years. This was by far the best. I would recommend Alert!

Adena Cronk Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I think Gabriel did an awesome job at the course. I will definitely recommend to someone."

Daniel CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

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.

Marcus Claton Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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!

Katrina Whitney-Griffiths Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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!!

Arianna Wood HCP Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great combination of teaching and learning as well as handson information. I learned a lot. Thank you!!

Marissa Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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.

Kaitlyn CPR, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

"Best course yet - thanks! Good alternating of teaching/hands on."

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