Course Schedule

Wilderness First Aid

Date: November 14, 2018 8:30 am to November 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Wilderness First Aid

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 a problem-solving based approach using whatever they have in their pack and in their environment.  Improvised splints, teamwork, leadership, and wilderness-based scenarios make this course fun, interesting, and fast-paced!

This course is at the Aleza Lake Research Forest Education Center - a beautiful new cabin in the woods!  Participants are welcome to bring their sleeping mat and sleeping bag for sleeping up in the loft, or pitch a tent outside.  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 Thursday evening for extra $100!

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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