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WILDERNESS


FIRST rESPONDER


(UPGRADE)

40 HOURS • $495 • Includes CPR-HCP

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COURSE DETAILS

UPCOMING DATES

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED.

COURSE SUMMARY

The Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Course is the definitive top-tier professional-level wilderness medical response program in Canada.   This program is a specifically focused version of the Canadian Red Cross Medical First Responder program - a nationally recognized standard of training that has been adopted by EMS agencies across Canada.  The WFR Upgrade adds the First Responder's more advanced pre-hospital medical training and scope of practice to the low resource and decision-making approach of the Advanced Wilderness First Aid to create a program that is truly more than the sum of its parts - a challenging, intensive program that will have you prepared to intervene and manage medical emergencies on a higher level whenever - and wherever - they arise.

This course takes place on Cypress Mountain, in the Nordic Area.  

COURSE DURATION

40 Hours 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Weekend One

  • Friday Evening: 5 PM - 9 PM

  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Weekend Two

  • Friday Overnight: Starting at 5 PM

  • Saturday: Breakfast and Overnight Scenario Wrap-up until 12:00

  • Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM

ACCOMPANYING MEDICAL KITS

All medical supplies are provided, but any of our basic level medical kits would complement this course and give students the tools necessary to utilize their new medical skills. View kits here.

KEY TOPICS COVERED

Advanced Wilderness First Aid includes all elements of the standard course, plus more in-depth coverage of environmental emergencies, hazard assessment model, team management in emergency situations, communications protocols, and advanced treatment options.   Extended patient care is also more robust, preparing you to care for patients over 24-48 hours in austere environments during hostile environmental conditions.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?  

Contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATIONS RECEIVED

Red Cross Wilderness First Responder with CPR/AED-HCP (Healthcare Professional)

  • This certification completely includes all certification requirements for Advanced Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, and the highest level of CPR/AED certification.

  • This certification is valid for up to 3 years.

  • Annual re-certification maintains skills and certifications, and offers special topics for focused learning.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION BENEFITS

  • Alumni are always welcome to participate in free refresher courses to practice or touch up on specific skills.

  • Alumni who enter professional medical response (remote or urban) are eligible to join our instructor training program to become WFA, AWFA, or WFR instructors.

GROUP TRAINING

Interested in Group Training?

Whether you represent a company, an organization, or you just want to get some friends together for a fun weekend learning valuable skills, we at Coast Wilderness Medical Training appreciate your efforts to get more people prepared for emergencies in the backcountry.  

To get started, or for more information, please fill out the form below, and we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your needs.

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All courses include at least CPR/AED-C
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