UPGRADE TO ADVANCED WILDERNESS & REMOTE FIRST AID

COURSE DETAILS

Duration: 20 hours (taught in wilderness setting) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $249 + HST

The AWRFA course is often offered with the WRFA course by including a second weekend that only the AWRFA participants attend. Maybe your schedule didn't allow for dedicating two weekends in a row. Maybe you enjoyed the Basic WRFA course so much, you'd like to come back for more! This one-weekend course offers the chance to return for an Advanced upgrade at a later date. However, ONLY students trained by IRESCUE are welcome to register within 6 months of successfully obtaining their Basic level certification. You may not sign up for this upgrade if you are coming from another agency.

Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written quiz

Certification:

3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

Recertification:

A 2-day recertification weekend will be introduced in 2018. Proof of valid Red Cross AWRFA certificate required.

Upgrade Content:

  • Establishing control through leadership
  • Legal considerations
  • Incident reporting, trip / float / flight plan
  • Human and environmental hazard assessment
  • Critical incident stress
  • Tourniquets
  • Rescue breathing, Full-face helmet removal
  • Discontinuing spinal precautions
  • Realigning fractures / relocating dislocations
  • Coast Guard / GSAR / DND / Air ambulance
  • Communications and signaling

In addition to advanced skills and LOADS of additional scenarios (night-time included), AWRFA places a strong focus on leadership and team management.

Optional Overnight Camp

Supplementary Content:

  • Extended night-time first aid scenarios

Take-Home Materials:

Waterproof Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide, Certification card

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