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 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.
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 |
I loved the creative use of props, the high energy and excitement, the strong focus and clear communication, the instructor's sense of humour, and how simply all the content was organized. This was a fun, informative and well-instructed experience. Impressive - and I don't get easily impressed!
Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September. I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past. I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name. When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need. I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me. The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome. I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner). We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality. She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously! I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know. So thank you. I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on. I really think you guys got it going on.
Great course with a lot of enthusiasm. Definitely kept me interested over 3 hours on a hot sunny day. The instruction was very clear and I am confident I will be able to provide appropriate 1st aid should I need it. Thanks so much!
"Thank you for another great course! I don't live in B.C. any more, but always plan my recerts for when I am visting Victoria."
Woaho! Wow! Awesome J This course went over and beyond….I expected more notes, but this was super hands on and educational. The teacher made learning fun!
The instructor was terrific! Her passion & energy was highly commendable. I learned a lot in just one day!
Very good instructor made it fun, which made it easier to learn and retain.
Loved how hands on the course was. Really helped learn the material. Extra tidbits for us health care workers was appreciated. Thanks Gary! Will come back to Alert First Aid!
This class was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Now I'll feel more safe working around people. Thank you Mike!
Fabulous instructor! Confident, friendly, & knowledgeable presenter. Excellent scenarios & background knowledge