“Top-tier, professional medical training for low-resource environments… if you are responsible for others in the backcountry, then this is the course you need!”
Scheduled WFR Courses
Wilderness First Responder is taught over 8 consecutive days, Friday to Friday, and include a late evening activity & an overnight scenario.
Sept. 20 - Sept. 27, 2019 (2 Spots Left)
Oct. 18 - Oct. 25, 2019
Dec. 6 - Dec. 13, 2019
8 consecutive days 9 AM to 6 PM, with one evening scenario and one overnight scenario.
Course maximum: 12 students; if there are more than 8 students, there will be 2 instructors.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:
Wilderness & Remote First Responder BLS* (3 years)
First Responder BLS* (3 years)
Advanced Wilderness First Aid with CPR C (3 years)
*Basic Life Support (BLS) replaces and supersedes CPR for Healthcare Professionals (CPR-HCP).
Recertification is performed over an intensive 4-day period.
There are no training or certification prerequisites for this course.
For a detailed course agenda and outline, click here to download a PDF of the course outline.
WFR Student feedback
This course went above and beyond any expectations that I had. Awesome course layout backed by highly educated first responders. Cheers to Kieran and Mark on a great job.
Took the Standard WFA (20hrs) back in September, but enjoyed it so much that I upgraded to WFR (80hrs). Lucked out with my classmates, very enjoyable folks, but it's the instructors who really facilitated a solid learning environment. Be on guard when you take their course, they're always full of surprises :)
Awesome course filled with realistic scenarios and in a great location. The tutors really make it easy to learn with a bit of humour and a lot of knowledge. 👌🏼
Where You Train
This summer and fall, we are heading to beautiful Cypress Mountain Recreational Ski Area, where an entire mountain serves as our outdoor classroom! Search Cypress Mountain Hollyburn Nordic Ski Area on Google or Apple Maps for the exact location.
Accommodation is available at the rustic First Aid Ski Patrol (FASP) cabin, 30 minutes walk from our training area. If you stay, we ask for a $15 per night donation to FASP, a volunteer organization helping skiers since 1938. Please contact us for more information!
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The Best Medicine for the Worst Places
Ready for the big time? This is it - Canada’s top-tier professional wilderness medicine course! Intensive, challenging and always hands-on, this training will have you prepared to intervene and manage medical emergencies on a higher level whenever - and wherever - they arise.
80 Hours - $895 - Includes Basic Life Support (CPR-HCP)
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