Wilderness & Remote First-Aid

Wilderness & Remote First-Aid


Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as a professional rescuer — this specialized training will help to meet your needs.


The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program is one of the leading programs of its kind in Canada. The newly updated program includes:

  • Fully updated course content and resources, including a take-home Wilderness & Remote Field Guide filled with pictures, protocols, and the latest techniques.
  • Learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
  • Expanded course offerings, including a brand-new Wilderness First Responder level providing advanced first aid and CPR skills, leadership and rescue decision-making skills for professional rescuers who work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings.
  • Significant opportunities for hands-on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.

WE OFFER THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

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DURATION

2-1/2 Days – 10 Days (20 – 80 Hours)
Check-In: 7:45 am
Start Time: 8:00 am

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CERTIFICATION

3 Years

Canadian Red Cross – Certification

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PRICE



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COURSE INFORMATION

Remote First-Aid – 20 Hours

Audience:

Suitable for individuals who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities.

Environment:

  • Remote workplaces or communities (2 or more hours from organized health care)
  • Wilderness (less than 3 hours from organized health care)

Planned Trip: Day trip

Care: Participants learn skills and strategies for providing care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours

Key Learning Concepts:

  • Planning, prevention & situational awareness
  • wound care
  • Environmental emergencies

Wilderness First-Aid – 40 Hours

Audience:

Suitable for those who wish to become professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.

Environment:

  • Wilderness (3 or more hours from organized health care)
  • Challenging environments with varied risk levels

Planned Trip: Expedition/Multi-day trip

Care: Participants learn skills and strategies for providing extended care overnight to a few days

Key Learning Concepts:

  • Prevention; health & wellness of the group
  • Leadership skills
  • Assessment
  • Extended care & decision-making around additional supports required

Wilderness First Responder – 80 Hours

Audience:

Rescuers who specialize in decision-making, evacuation, and transport in a remote or wilderness setting. Suitable for those who work in remote emergency services, remote worksites, ski patrol, search and rescue etc.

Environment:

  • Challenging environments with varied terrain and risk levels
  • They are responding as part of a designated team in a targeted capacity where survival may be compromised

Planned Trip: Targeted rescue

Care: Participants learn skills and strategies for urgent evacuation and, at times, extended care (5+ days)

Key Learning Concepts:

  • Leadership skills
  • Expectation to provide care
  • Use of professional tool kit and resources
  • Extrication and rescue decision-making

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Calgary, AB. Canada T2H 0T3

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