Duration: 16-20 hours (taught in non-urban setting) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $249 + HST

Recertification of advanced level of wilderness first aid that covers material from the 20-hour Remote First Aid program, layering enhanced material on techniques to match challenging environments with varied risk levels. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care overnight on an expedition or multi-day trip in the wilderness.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a RECERTIFICATION course. We require proof of your Red Cross certification to register for this course. Your registered course date must be *within* the 3-year expiry noted on your certification. Transfers from training agencies other than the Red Cross are not accepted. If you are looking for the full 40 hour WFA course, it is available here.

Completion Requirements:

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


3-year recertification in Wilderness First Aid

Course Content:

  • Urban vs Remote First Aid
  • Planning and assessment
  • Choking
  • Circulation emergencies
  • CPR and AED
  • Breathing emergencies
  • Wound care
  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • Bone, muscle and join injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental injuries and illnesses
  • Poisons
  • Wildlife
  • Extended care and decision-making
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Additional Content:

  • Planning, prevention, group health and wellness
  • Leadership skills
  • Human and environmental hazard assessment
  • Rescue breathing, Full-face helmet removal
  • Discontinuing spinal precautions
  • Realigning fractures / relocating dislocations
  • Communications and signaling
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