Remote First Aid

Abbotsford, BC

604-477-4663

REMOTE FIRST AID COURSE

Introducing our comprehensive 20-hour Remote First Aid course. Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Do you enjoy the thrill of adventure but also value safety above all else? Our Remote First Aid course is perfect for you!

This course is specifically designed for weekend warriors, scout and guide leaders, and wilderness instructors who like to stay close to help. We understand the unique challenges of the environments we play in, which is why we’ve added basic shelter construction to our already extensive content. And guess what? All of this will be taught by our amazing team of wilderness experts, ensuring you have an epic time!

What You’ll Learn

Get ready to gain some serious first aid and CPR skills. Whether you live or work in a non-urban or remote workplace or community, or you’re simply an outdoor recreation enthusiast, this course is perfect for you. You’ll learn everything you need to know about planning, preventing injury, and promoting individual safety in a remote setting. Plus, we’ll teach you strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours.

Course Highlights

  • Outdoor Setting: Experience physical activity and endurance training like never before.
  • Free Skill Refreshers: Stay on top of your game with free refreshers for up to 2 years after completing the course.
  • CPR C and AED Training: Comprehensive training included.
  • Upgrade Opportunity: Upgrade to Wilderness First Aid within 1 year of completing this course.
  • EMR License Credits: Earn 20 credits towards keeping your EMR License current.

Recertification Courses:

Recertification courses are now offered for Remote First Aid in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Calgary. Participants must provide a VALID RFA Certificate to the office before their course. See all recertification courses HERE.

Recertifications are available for $199.95 – $299.95 + GST/participant depending on location. Participants will receive another Field Guide during their recertification course to ensure they have the most up-to-date procedures and manuals.

Register Now

Online registrations close 1 day before the event, so secure your spot now. All upcoming courses can be found below! If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, contact our office at info@exploreridge.com or call (604) 477-4663. We can’t wait to embark on this adventure with you!

Details

20 hours of amazing wilderness learning

Cost: $329.95 – $399.95 + tax
*Price varies by location

Pre-requisite(s): Ages 12+. Participants must be in good health and physical condition.

Completion Criteria:

  • Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills
  • Ability to complete a written, closed book, independently completed knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%
  • Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
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Preparation and Planning

  • Trip plans and their importance
  • Group dynamics

Your Health

  • Legalities of First Aid?
  • Lowering the risk of infection?

Priority Level based on Accessibility and Need (P.L.A.N.)

  • Learn how to formulate your evacuation and prioritize your action plan

Airway Emergencies

  • Choking-Mild and Severe, Unconscious Adult
  • Choking-conscious and unconscious Child

Breathing and Circulation Emergencies

  • Respiratory Distress
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest

  • Learn about Angina and Heart Attacks
  • CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

Wound Care

  • External Bleeding (Deadly Bleeds)
  • Tourniquets
  • Internal bleeding
  • Flail Chest
  • General wounds (Lacerations, Scrapes, Punctures and Skin Flap)

Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

  • Splints and Slings

Head and Spine Injuries

  • Spinal Precautions
  • Spinal Rolls
  • Head alignment

Environmental Situations

  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia

Poisons/Wildlife

  • Stings, bites and anything else that would harm you in the woods

Evacuation and Transportation

  • Considerations
  • Tarp carries

Extended Care

  • Psychological care for the First Aider

Upcoming Courses

June

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

24junAll Day26Remote First Aid - Kamloops20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

July

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

12julAll Day14Remote First Aid - Abbotsford20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

12julAll Day14Remote First Aid - Nanaimo20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

26julAll Day28Remote First Aid - Edmonton20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

August

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

09augAll Day11Remote First Aid - Victoria20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

16augAll Day18Remote First Aid - Chilliwack20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

September

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

27sepAll Day29Remote First Aid - Dawson Creek20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

27sepAll Day29Remote First Aid - Vancouver20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

October

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

11octAll Day13Remote First Aid - Abbotsford20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

11octAll Day13Remote First Aid - Nanaimo20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

25octAll Day27Remote First Aid - Calgary20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

November

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

08novAll Day10Remote First Aid - Chilliwack20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

08novAll Day10Remote First Aid - Victoria20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

13novAll Day15Remote First Aid - Port Hardy20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

December

FREE First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies - ONLINESelf-Paced Canadian Red Cross Virtual Course

06decAll Day08Remote First Aid - Vancouver20 HRS - NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

FAQ'S - CLICK HERE

First Aid Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What levels of First Aid do you offer?

We offer the following courses publicly:

  • Remote First Aid 
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor 
  • OFA 1 Equivalency (SFA Certification)

We also offer recertification courses for all of the above.

In addition, we offer the following for private courses:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • Marine First Aid
  • OFA 1 Equivalency

 

Do you offer Occupational First Aid level 1?

We offer Standard and Emergency First Aid training. These certifications are equivalent and recognized by WorkSafeBC, as Occupational Level 1. These certifications can be added onto any of our Wilderness Courses for an additional fee.

 

I want to take the 40 hour course, but I can only attend on weekends, what are my options?

If you are looking to obtain a 40 hour WFA Certificate, you can opt to take TWO weekend courses. 

  • Weekend 1: Remote First Aid (20 hours)
  • Weekend 2: Remote to Wilderness First Aid Bridge (20 hours)

If you would like to take advantage of our package pricing, and save yourself $100, contact our office and we can give you this discount for pre-purchasing the two weekends at once! 

 

What kind of first aid do I need to lead overnight trips?

We recommend holding a minimum of a 40 hour Wilderness First Aid Certification, when planning to take people out in the wilderness on an overnight journey.

Contact Us

Ready to register, but have a question? Call us!

604-477-4663