Wilderness First Responder

Abbotsford, BC

604-477-4663

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness guide, Search and Rescue member, remote wilderness traveler, ski patrol? This is your first aid course. This program has been designed for complicated real-world wilderness issues in remote locations for people in leadership roles.

Ridge Wilderness’s owner has been working with the Red Cross First Aid Technical Advisory community for years to produce this WFR. Some training components included in this offering are First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, CPR, BLS with AED, and Standard First Aid.

Participants will gain the advanced first aid and CPR skills required to work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings, and to provide urgent evacuation and, at times, extended care for five or more days until organized health care can be accessed. Participants will develop advanced leadership and rescue decision-making skills, as well as extrication, and use of professional tools and resources. A significant part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

FUN FACTS:

  • We offer free refresher courses for up to two years after you take the course.
  • OFA1 equivalency available.

WFR COURSE COMPONENTS:

Day 1-4: Wilderness First Aid (40 hours)
Day 5-9: Wilderness First Responder (40 hours)

COMPLETION CRITERIA

  •       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

CERTIFICATION

3-year certification in Wilderness First Responder and 1-year certification in Basic Life Support (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).

Details:

Course Length: 80 hours

Cost:
$999.95 – $1199.95 + tax – Full Course (based on location)
$599.95 – $799.95 tax – Recertification Course (based on location)

Recertification’s can only be obtained by successfully completing a specific recertification course which cannot be run in conjunction with the regular offerings. Please check our calendar for upcoming recertification courses or email our office for more details.

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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)

Shock

Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma

Musculoskeletal injuries

Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Head and spinal injuries

Acute and chronic illnesses

Poisoning

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

Pharmacology

Occupational health and safety and workplace considerations

Upcoming Courses

october

12octAll Day21Wilderness First Responder - RevelstokeDURATION: 80 HOURS

17oct(oct 17)12:20 pm21(oct 21)12:20 pmWilderness First Responder Recert - RevelstokeDURATION: 40 HOURS

november

05novAll Day13Wilderness First Responder - Loon Lake (Maple Ridge)Course length - 80 hours

19novAll Day27Wilderness First Responder - Squamish80 HOURS

27novAll Day30Wilderness First Responder Recert - Victoria40 Hours

april

29aprAll Day07mayWilderness First Responder - Nanaimo80 HOURS

may

29aprAll Day07mayWilderness First Responder - Nanaimo80 HOURS

06mayAll Day14Wilderness First Responder - Vancouver80 HOURS

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