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

Basic 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 up to 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. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Completion Requirements:

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


3-year certification 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 WRFA 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. You complete the online portion, then level up your skills on the same weekend and finish up 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!


A 1-day recertification course is available here. Proof of valid Red Cross WRFA certificate required.

Course Content:

Level C:

  • 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

Optional Overnight Camp

Supplementary Content:

  • Knots & cordage
  • Fire-building

Take-Home Materials:

Waterproof Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide

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