NOV 2-5| Wilderness First Responder Recert (80hr WFR Pre-Req)


LOCATION:  Somewhere near Saskatoon.  Location TBD based on weather and will include an indoor space as needed.  Majority of course will be taught outside in whatever the weather!


  • Nov. 2, 3, 4, 5th   8:30am – 6:30pm

COST:  $485 + GST (does NOT include Manual)

What is included in your fee: 

  • 80hr Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Re-certification – valid 3 years
  • Standard First Aid – valid 3 years (if requested by student for AB workplaces)
  • Consumable first aid supplies
  • Supporting documents
  • Does NOT include manual – please bring your previous one


A “DAY PACk” of sorts that is similar to what you may reasonably take with you on your day trip / outdoor activity.  Be creative and mindful of the variety of trips you do – having your own gear/essentials mean you have more items to practice skills/improvisation with.

A detailed course outline and what to bring will be sent to all participants a week or more in advance.  Please email if you have any specific questions!

PRE-REQUISITES: 80hr Wilderness First Responder (any provider; current proof required)


You will be RE-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
  • Must present a valid/current 80hr Wilderness First Responder certification from any provider

WFR content:

You have already completed the WFR course in the past.  But it has been approx. 3 years since your last course.  The core skills from the WFR program will challenge students to work through scenarios and small group assignments.   This is a RECertification which means not all content will be covered in great detail as it is expected that you will have a high level of first aid skill and knowledge from your previous certification.

  • Patient assessment, triage, and long term group health management
  • Shock management – short term and long term
  • Trauma – spinal, pelvic, and multi-system traumatic injuy management
  • Bleeding control and tourniquet application in scenarios
  • Wound management and dressing in the backcountry – long term considerations
  • Fractures & Basic Splinting – improvise for patient comfort and mobility, added opportunity to direct others when you might be the patient
  • Cold emergencies – realistic scenarios
  • Environmental Injuries – scenario based
  • BLS CPR / AED – BVMs, suctioning, O2 etc.
  • Rescue coordination using Case studies
  • Bivouac skills, packaging and transportation
  • All the rest!

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 

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.
  • Previous manuals


80hr Wilderness First Responder