Wilderness First Responder - Victoria
Join our WFR and acquire the essential advanced first aid and CPR skills necessary to effectively handle emergencies in remote or wilderness environments. With our training, you will be equipped
Join our WFR and acquire the essential advanced first aid and CPR skills necessary to effectively handle emergencies in remote or wilderness environments. With our training, you will be equipped to provide urgent evacuation and extended care for five or more days until professional medical assistance becomes available. Not only will you gain these life-saving skills, but you will also develop advanced leadership and rescue decision-making abilities. Our course will teach you how to perform extrications and effectively utilize professional tools and resources. Unlike typical first aid training, a significant portion of our program takes place outdoors, providing you with a more realistic and challenging learning experience. This means you will engage in greater physical activity and endurance training, ensuring you are fully prepared to handle any emergency situation that may arise. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and become a valuable asset in emergency response. Enroll in our program today and be ready to make a difference in remote or wilderness settings.
Please note that online registrations will be accepted until one week prior to the event. For registrations made within one week of the desired course, please contact our office at email@example.com or call (604)477-4663.
- Feb 9-13: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
- Feb 14-15 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
- Feb 16-17 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (dinner break 2 hours) 8:00 pm – 8:00 am (day 9)
Rescuers who specialize in decision-making, evacuation, and transport in a remote or wilderness setting. Suitable for those who work in remote emergency services, remote worksites, ski patrol, search and rescue etc.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age and in good health and physical condition.
- Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills
- Ability to complete a written, closed book knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%
- Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable
- Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
3-year certification in Wilderness First Responder and 1-year certification in Basic Life Support (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).
- 40 hours of teaching time
- Proof of current recognized Wilderness First Responder certification (or as legislation dictates) required
- Must have access to the most current CRC Wilderness First Responder participant materials
- The Wilderness First Responder
- Planning and responding to the call
- Infection prevention and control
- Anatomy and physiology
- Scene assessment
- Primary, secondary, and ongoing assessments
- Airway management and respiratory emergencies
- Circulatory emergencies
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
- Head and spinal injuries
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Wildlife and environmental illnesses
- Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
- Special populations
- Mental and emotional health and wellness
- Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
- Extended care
- Transportation and arranging transfer
- Multiple-casualty incidents
- Occupational health and safety and workplace considerations
february 9 (Friday) - 17 (Saturday)