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Wilderness & Remote First Responder with Basic Life Support (CPR-HCP) is top-tier, professional medical training for low-resource environments. This course is designed for those who act as first point of medical care in remote environments - search and rescue, remote first responders, ski patrol, etc… - but is simply the biggest, most comprehensive training you can get if people rely on you in the backcountry.

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Wilderness First Responder is taught over 8 consecutive days, Friday to Friday, and include a late evening activity & an overnight scenario.

Vancouver Courses

Dec. 6 - 13, 2019
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

Jan. 3 - Jan. 10, 2020
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

March 13 - 20, 2020
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

May 22 - 29, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

June 12 - 19, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

July 10 - 12, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

80 Hr WFR (Vancouver)
995.00
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Squamish Courses


Nov. 15 - 22, 2019
(Quest University)

Feb. 14 - 21, 2020
(Quest University)

April 17 - 24, 2020
(Quest University)

80 Hr WFR (Squamish)
995.00
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Course Information

Course Format

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.

Certifications

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.


Course Outline

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.
Jordan G.

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 :)
Tomomi C.

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. 👌🏼
Mick W.

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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!


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. Despite having 8 perfect puppies back in the UK, she has come to Canada to ski, kite-surf, and become a family medicine doctor.

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. Despite having 8 perfect puppies back in the UK, she has come to Canada to ski, kite-surf, and become a family medicine doctor.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc)  is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former high school science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. Over the past 4 years, he has crafted a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction. Mark is currently preparing to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc) is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former high school science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. Over the past 4 years, he has crafted a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction. Mark is currently preparing to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV)  is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. In 2018, Kieran became one of Canada’s first Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed scenarios and feedback that serve as the foundation of that program.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV) is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. In 2018, Kieran became one of Canada’s first Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed scenarios and feedback that serve as the foundation of that program.


Who to Blame

Kieran Hartle


Kieran Hartle

WFR Program Director

(778) 888-5684

kieran.hartle@wildernessfirstaidtraining.ca

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WFR Recert Opportunities

Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of hands-on, scenario-based training. The WFR-R takes place over 4 days, Friday to Sunday. A Red Cross WFR certification (or equivalent certification consisting 80+ hours of training) that is unexpired an the first day of the course is required for registration. Our WFR Recertification includes Basic Life Support (CPR-HCP).

Nov. 15 - 18, 2019
(Squamish, Quest Univ.)

Dec. 6 - 9, 2019
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

Jan. 3 - Jan. 6, 2020
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

Feb. 14 - 17, 2020
(Squamish, Quest Univ.)

March 13 - 16, 2020
(Vancouver, Mt. Seymour)

April 17 - 20, 2020
(Squamish, Quest Univ.)

May 22 - 25, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

June 12 - 15, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

July 10 - 13, 2020
(Vancouver, Cypress Mtn.)

WFR Recert (40 hrs)
495.00
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