April 18 | RECERT 20hr Remote First Aid



  • Sunday April 18th: 8:30am-6:30pm

LOCATION: Saskatoon Meewasin Park natural space location – to be communicated to registered students.

COST:  $175 + GST


Students will be expected to be self-sufficient for the course.  Food, water, personal clothing needs, etc.  A “DAY PACk” of sorts that is similar to what you may reasonably take with you on your own outdoor adventures is necessary.  We encourage students to improvise using what they have however Back40 does provide larger equipment to practice with like tarps, sleeping bags, and ground pads.

A detailed course outline and what to bring will be sent to all participants after registration is complete.


Canadian Red Cross 20hr Remote First Aid inc. CPR/AED

Manual:  Not Included.  Please inquire.


This is a RECERTIFICATION course only.

You must have a current 20hr WRFA Certificate.

You will be recertified in the Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid inc CPR/AED

  • valid for 3 years
  • meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements

Skill Assessment in the following:

Typically in Recertifications your instructor will use scenarios and skill stations to review your skill set.  Recertifications are NOT designed to be re-teaching of skills and knowledge.  Should any participant show deficiency in their skill set and need more instruction, they may be required to take a full course.

  • Patient assessment
  • Shock management
  • Bleeding control and tourniquet use
  • Wound management and dressing in the backcountry
  • Fractures & Basic Splinting
  • Hot and Cold Emergencies
  • Impalements
  • Choking Emergencies
  • Allergic reactions
  • Trauma
  • CPR / AED

Our Class is OUTDOORS!

We take great pride in using our outdoor classroom places to enhance the content of the Wilderness First Aid program.  Every minute spent outdoors adds real life value to the content.    This varies on location and season. All courses will have a back-up indoor option for when weather is unfavourable for the less active content.  We will ALWAYS have outdoor components even if we are set up indoors for some of the content.

What to Bring?

We also ask that each participant bring a “day pack” that would be similar to what you would carry on a day trip or work trip outdoors so that you can use items you would likely have with you.  There is no wrong way to do anything when you are improvising.

  • A detailed WHAT TO BRING list will be sent to course participants upon registration and closer to the course date.

2020 Red Cross Wilderness & Remote Field Guide

The Red Cross has a revised edition of the Field Guide – issued in Oct. 2020.  Your course fee does not cover the cost of this manual, however it is available on request and for a fee.

Did you hear about Covid?

Covid precautions are something our entire society has come to adopt and should not be unfamiliar to our incoming students.  Back40 closely monitors current Saskatchewan Health Directives as well as guidelines outlined by the Canadian Red Cross.  The effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 is a community effort and therefore our strategies are communicated with each class after registration and ongoing throughout the class.  Students adoption of our strategies and their contribution to the collective health and low risk experience in Back40 classes is the key to our continued Covid free learning environment. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for more details.