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Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 Hours)
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Course Ethos

If you are a backcountry guide or instructor, or if you play hard in difficult-to-reach areas, Advanced Wilderness First Aid will prepare you to take the lead in medical emergencies when bystanders are anxious, resources are scarce, and rescue might take 24-48 hours. Don’t expect rigid protocols - although you will train on with higher level technical equipment than in our 20 hour course, our focus is always on the basic principles, simple but effective techniques, and informed decision-making at the heart of our instructing philosophy.

Schedule

The 40 hour WFA is usually taught over 2 weekends,

Friday: 5 PM - 9 PM, Brainboost Education (West Broadway)
Sat / Sun: 9 AM - 6 PM, entirely outdoors in beautiful Pacific Spirit Park.

Sat / Sun: 9 AM - 6 PM, entirely outdoors in beautiful Pacific Spirit Park.

Alternative schedules can easily be arranged for groups, including 4 or 5 day courses. Contact us to discuss your needs.

The course has a maximum of 12 students - if there are more than 12 students, there will be 2 instructors.

Certifications

Successful completion of the course earns you an Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR C certificate from the Canadian Red Cross, valid for 3 years.

If you would like to add an OFA-1 or Standard First Aid certification, please let us know when you register.

Recertification: 16 hours / 2 days; you must hold an unexpired AWFA certificate to recertify.


Course Outline

For a detailed course agenda and outline, click here to download a PDF of the course outline.


Student feedback

Amazing team of instructors. They don't just share their experiences and knowledge verbally but throw you into real world scenarios and let you gain skill and confidence. Classes go hand in hand with students and instructors so you don't just sit down and listen, and they leave no questions unanswered :)
Ismail E.

I want to complement Quinn on being an outstanding instructor. She was knowledgeable, energetic, and creative in her scenarios! I also appreciated having a women instructor, and commend Coast for reflecting the diversity of people who play and work in our BC wilderness.
Carole C.

The course content is vast in scope and extremely relevant to our situation. Every moment of learning was interesting. The instructors were outstanding, they know and love their craft. I also appreciated the learning environment - the course was taken seriously by everyone involved, but we still had time to laugh, connect, and have fun.
Kiley R.

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Where You Train

Most courses take place in beautiful Pacific Spirit Park - easily accessible by car, bike or public transit, but feels like you are hours from the city! Public toilets are available on site.


your Instructor Team

Dr. Iona Liddicoat  is a UK trained physician experienced in emergency and wilderness medicine. She has supported medical expeditions from the Amazonian tropics to the gnarliest mountains in Scotland and Wales.

Dr. Iona Liddicoat is a UK trained physician experienced in emergency and wilderness medicine. She has supported medical expeditions from the Amazonian tropics to the gnarliest mountains in Scotland and Wales.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc)  is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. His experiences inform a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc) is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. His experiences inform a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV)  is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. He is one of the first Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed to that program’s development.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV) is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. He is one of the first Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed to that program’s development.

Quinn Workun (PCP-IV)  is a paramedic with BCAS and a big fan of the outdoors. When not working, she can be found mapping out thru-hikes to add to her collection. Quinn is happiest in a tent with an improvised pillow under her head and a bag of sour jelly bellies in her pack.

Quinn Workun (PCP-IV) is a paramedic with BCAS and a big fan of the outdoors. When not working, she can be found mapping out thru-hikes to add to her collection. Quinn is happiest in a tent with an improvised pillow under her head and a bag of sour jelly bellies in her pack.

Francois Xavier Gagnon  (   WFR, SAR   )   has been an outdoors guide and instructor for more than two decades, from mountain biking in Nepal to ski touring in Argentina and numerous other adventures. FX is an active SAR specialist with Lion’s Bay Search and Rescue.

Francois Xavier Gagnon (WFR, SAR) has been an outdoors guide and instructor for more than two decades, from mountain biking in Nepal to ski touring in Argentina and numerous other adventures. FX is an active SAR specialist with Lion’s Bay Search and Rescue.

Cole TeWhiu  (   WFR   )   spends his summers leading expeditions into the wilds of BC, and his winters as a ski patroller at Mount Seymour. When not instructing or guiding, Cole can be found snowboarding, canoeing, hiking or just hanging out with his dog.

Cole TeWhiu (WFR) spends his summers leading expeditions into the wilds of BC, and his winters as a ski patroller at Mount Seymour. When not instructing or guiding, Cole can be found snowboarding, canoeing, hiking or just hanging out with his dog.


Who to Blame

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Kieran Hartle

WFA Program Director

(778) 888-5684

kieran.hartle@wildernessfirstaidtraining.ca

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