You need WorkSafeBC-recognized OFA-1 certification… but you’re going to love the no-nonsense Wilderness First Aid training that prepares you to manage remote medical emergencies.
Get them both with this integrated Workplace Wilderness First Aid class!
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The Way We Play
If you work, live or play in the backcountry, our Wilderness First Aid will prepare you to manage medical emergencies when resources are scarce and rescue could be hours away. Don’t expect rigid protocols - a focus on basic principles, simple but effective techniques, and informed decision making is at the heart of our instructing philosophy.
Prerequisite: After you register, you will be emailed a link to an online training module. This takes about 3 hours for most people to complete.
The 24 hour practical component is typically taught over 2½ days,
Day 1: 9 AM - 5 PM, Taught outdoors or in-class, your location or ours.
Days 2 & 3: 9 AM - 5 PM, Entirely outdoors in beautiful Pacific Spirit Park, or another location convenient to you.
The course has a maximum of 12 students - if there are more than 12 students, there will be 2 instructors.
Successful completion of the course earns you a Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR C certificate from the Canadian Red Cross, valid for 3 years. You will also receive a Red Cross Emergency First Aid with CPR-C - a WorkSafeBC-recognized OFA-1 certification.
Recertification: 8 hours; you must hold an unexpired WFA certificate on that day to recertify.
For a detailed course agenda and outline, click here to download a PDF of the course outline.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.