Course Schedule

Wilderness First Aid

Date: September 15, 2018 to September 16, 2018

This 2 day (16 hour) wilderness first aid course is excellent for any outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, family member, or resource worker who wants to take the guess work and panic out of a scary wilderness experience.  We all know that a great day in the bush can turn into a nightmare when a backcountry emergency strikes.

Participants learn from the problem-solving based approach using whatever they have in their pack and in their environment.  Improvised stretcher building, improvised splints, and other wilderness-based scenarios make this course fun and interesting!

This course is at the Aleza Lake Research Forest Education Center - a beautiful new cabin in the woods!  Bring your sleeping mat and sleeping bag for sleeping up in the loft, or pitch a tent outside.  We'll do a group dinner on the Saturday night, otherwise participants are responsible for individual meals on-site.  If you don't want to stay over, you don't have to... but we strongly encourage it!

OPTIONAL - CPR certification Saturday evening!

The Course

The WFA course focuses on basic first aid, including:

  • Response and Assessment,
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries,
  • Environmental Emergencies,
  • Survival Skills,
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, and
  • Medical Emergencies. 
Course cost is $425 plus GST per person.  No prior first aid experience required.  Mininum age 14.  Each participant is required to bring a day pack with whatever they would normally pack for a given day trip of their choice (hike, paddle, ski...).  We'll use this in our realistic scenarios during the course.

Recertification cost (with proof of current certification) is $250 plus GST. 

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