Remote First Aid

Abbotsford, BC


Remote First Aid

Outdoor adventuring is awesome! Coming back safely is even better. Enter our 20 hour Remote First Aid Course!

This course is designed for weekend warriors, scout and guide leaders and wilderness instructors staying closer to help. We add basic shelter construction on top of the normal content because of the environment we play in. All of this is taught by Wilderness Guides, so you’re sure to have an epic time.


  1. We offer Free Skill Refreshers for up to 2 years after the course.
  2. Includes CPR C and AED.
  3. You can upgrade to the next level (Wilderness First Aid) up to 1 year after completing this course.
  4. This course counts for 20 credits towards keeping your EMR License current
  5. OFA1 equivalency is available!


*Recertification Courses now offered for Remote First Aid in Abbotsford, Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo.
Participants must provide a VALID RFA Certificate to the office prior to their course.
Please note: Recertifying participants have TWO options to complete this course:
  1. Join any two day RFA Course to complete your recertification (purchased under specific recertification link) OR
  2. Join any one day (+ one evening – online) RFA recertification course to complete your recertification.
Both options are available for the same price of $199.95 – $209.95 + GST / participant. Participants will not receive another Field Guide during their recertification course.


20 hours of amazing wilderness learning

Cost: $299.95 – $349.95 + 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


  • 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


03febAll Day05Remote First Aid - Nanaimo

24febAll Day26Remote First Aid - Rosseau, ON20 HOURS - no first aid prerequisites required

24febAll Day26Remote First Aid - Calgary


10marAll Day12Remote First Aid - Abbotsford20 HOURS - no first aid prerequisites required

17marAll Day19Remote First Aid - Red Deer, AB20 HOURS - no first aid prerequisites required

17marAll Day19Remote First Aid - Chilliwack20 HOURS

20marAll Day22Remote First Aid - Chilliwack20 HOURS - no first aid prerequisites required

23marAll Day25Remote First Aid - Kamloops20 HOURS - no first aid prerequisites required

24mar(mar 24)5:59 pm26(mar 26)5:59 pmRemote First Aid - Edmonton20 Hours - see prerequisites in course description.


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

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