Join us for an 8 hour day of hands-on action and mayhem, and earn your shiny new Red Cross Wilderness First Aid certification with CPR-C.

Get your WFA confidence back with new scenarios, new surprises, and all the fake blood, props and make-up you remember!

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Wilderness First Aid Recert (Oct. 27, 2019)
95.00 145.00

Focused on Fundamentals

A fun, intense 8 hour course that will renew your WFA confidence and your certification!

8 Hours - $95 - Includes CPR-C

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Course Information

Our Instructing Philosophy

If you work, live or play in the backcountry, Coast Wilderness Medicine aims to prepare you to manage medical emergencies when resources are scarce and rescue could be hours or days away. Don’t expect rigid protocols - we focus on basic principles, simple but effective techniques, and informed decision making.

Schedule

This 8 hour recert opportunity takes place entirely outdoors at Little Cates Park, in Deep Cove. Festivities begin at 9 AM on Sunday, October 27. You should plan for a 6 PM finish.

The course has a maximum of 12 students.

Certifications

If you have an unexpired Wilderness First Aid certification, successful completion of the course will earn you a brand new Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR C certificate from the Canadian Red Cross, valid for 3 years.

If you do not hold an unexpired Wilderness First Aid certification, you are welcome to attend the training, but we unfortunately will not be able to award a certification upon completion. If you need to be certified, or feel like a refresher might not be sufficient, please take a look at our full WFA course.


WFA 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

Your course will take place among the trees and on the beach at beautiful Little Cates Park, near Deep Cove, North Vancouver.


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.

Kendell Dickinson (PCP-IV)  is a 16 year Paramedic with BC Ambulance. Prior to that he was in the British Royal Marine Commandos. When he’s not working at his regular station in the Downtown Eastside, Kendell can (or cannot) be found trail running ‘longer’ distances in the mountains or climbing distant peaks. When he’s civilized he drinks coffee and meditates, sometimes in parallel universes.

Kendell Dickinson (PCP-IV) is a 16 year Paramedic with BC Ambulance. Prior to that he was in the British Royal Marine Commandos. When he’s not working at his regular station in the Downtown Eastside, Kendell can (or cannot) be found trail running ‘longer’ distances in the mountains or climbing distant peaks. When he’s civilized he drinks coffee and meditates, sometimes in parallel universes.

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.

Matthew Hutton (PCP-IV)  is a paramedic and a Mt. Seymour ski patroller. Matthew is passionate about out-of-hospital care and backcountry sports. He is an avid cyclist, skier and runner. Matthew has recently began work as a reservist within the Canadian Armed Forces and hopes to translate this into an excellent standard of instructing.

Matthew Hutton (PCP-IV) is a paramedic and a Mt. Seymour ski patroller. Matthew is passionate about out-of-hospital care and backcountry sports. He is an avid cyclist, skier and runner. Matthew has recently began work as a reservist within the Canadian Armed Forces and hopes to translate this into an excellent standard of instructing.

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.

Tim Roe (EMR)  works as a ski patroller and Emergency Medical Responder. Involved in emergency response since 1997, Tim has instructed in the fields of high angle technical rescue, wilderness survival, industrial emergency response and musculoskeletal anatomy, coached competition level rescue teams, and spent time as a concussion rehabilitation facilitator.

Tim Roe (EMR) works as a ski patroller and Emergency Medical Responder. Involved in emergency response since 1997, Tim has instructed in the fields of high angle technical rescue, wilderness survival, industrial emergency response and musculoskeletal anatomy, coached competition level rescue teams, and spent time as a concussion rehabilitation facilitator.


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Kieran Hartle

WFA Program Director

(778) 888-5684

kieran.hartle@wildernessfirstaidtraining.ca

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