You will be Certified in the Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Responder 80hr Certification
- valid for 3 years
- meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements – Standard First Aid certificate issued in addition to WFR
- Suitable for Guides, Ski Patrol, SAR Volunteers, Outdoor Education Teachers,
Please see the Canadian Red Cross WFR Information HERE
From our Instructor Rebecca:
This course is for any individual who is in a position of responsibility and group leadership in the backcountry. Although the specialized skills like BLS CPR and diagnostics are only executed if the Responder has the equipment, the knowledge on how to use them and what vitals can tell us about patient health is extremely important. In addition to an advanced skill set, the TIME invested in this course forces participants to spend more energy practicing, exploring, and creating scenarios that are relevant to their concerns in backcountry emergencies. Students develop a passion for scenario based learning. The scenarios increase in capacity and intensity to further introduce WFR Responders to the challenges of time, stress, emotions, and patient focused care on the great group health. This course is for anyone who is wanting to take their level of training to the highest level in the WFA program.
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. There will be some theory content in the WFR program that will require indoor time and there WILL be homework!
What to Bring?
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. You will only use what you have. First Aid consumable supplies will be provided.
- A detailed WHAT TO BRING list will be sent to course participants upon registration and closer to the course date.
- Students must bring their own food, water, camp chairs, and personal needs.
Pre-Requisites? None. 40hr WFA is beneficial.
What you get?
- Canadian Red Cross Emergency Responder manual
- Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid manual
- Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support manual
- Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope, Pen Light
- Supporting documents
- First aid supplies for consumable use in class