Duration: 18-20 hours (taught in non-urban setting) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $249 + HST

Advanced level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid that covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. The course is taught in an outdoor setting all year round and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Intended for individuals who lead activities outside of immediate access by EMS.

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 4-day AWRFA course, it is available here.

Completion Requirements:

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


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

DID YOU KNOW: The WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) in Ontario does not recognize the Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid course? If you require a certification for work, we recommend maintenance of *both* the AWRFA and SFA (Standard First Aid) certifications. We eliminate the expense and hassle from this situation by offering our Wilderness participants the opportunity to study the SFA curriculum online at their own pace prior to the Wilderness weekend. We mail you a book, you complete the online portion, then level up your skills on the same weekend. You complete the day with TWO certifications; Wilderness and Remote First Aid *and* Standard First Aid. Sounds easy? It is. Simply select the Blended SFA bolt-on option when purchasing your course!

Course Content:

  • Planning
  • Your health
  • Assessment
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Extended care
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Additional 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
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