Wilderness First Responder Program
Wilderness First Responder program
Course cost includes the Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Textbook and the Wilderness First Aid Textbook
Location for October Course: Bruce's Mill Conservation Park
Location for February Course: TBD
Duration: 80 hours
This course runs from 8am to 6pm on weekends.
Quality is our top priority. It's not just about getting your certificate; we want to make sure you learn the skills, and can perform them under pressure, preparing you for real world situations. Our instructors are field experienced professionals with a passion for medical response. We go above and beyond to help our students to learn and succeed.
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About the Wilderness First Responder Course:
The Wilderness First Responder program is an immersive 80 hour program built for rescuers who specialize in decision making, extrication, and transport in remote and wilderness settings. This program teaches you leadership skills, decision making in non-traditional environments, and the skills to respond and provide care in a remote setting. Wilderness First Responders are trained to provide care overnight, and up to a few days, as well as evacuation.
Included in this course is BLS (Basic Life Support) and AED.
100% attendance, skills demonstration, two evaluated scenarios, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam
3-year certification in Wilderness First Responder, 1-year certification in BLS and AED, from the Canadian Red Cross
The wilderness First Responder
Responding the the call
Infection prevention and control
Anatomy and physiology
Airway management and respiratory emergencies
Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
Head and spinal injuries
Acute and chronic illnesses
Pregnancy, labour and delivery
Mental and emotional health and wellness
Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
Occupational health and safety