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.
Remote First Aid includes:
The Remote First Aid course includes the following materials:
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:
Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cowichan Bay | Cowichan Station | Maple Bay | Crofton | Chemainus | Cobble Hill | Shawinigan Lake | Mill Bay | Ladysmith