Duration: 20 hours (taught in non-urban setting) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $254 + HST

Basic level of Red Cross Remote First Aid training, focusing on strategies and techniques for wilderness and remote-based 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 individuals who live or work in remote workplaces or communities (2 or more hours from organized health care) or wilderness locations (less than 3 hours from organized health care).

Completion Requirements:

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


3-year certification in Remote First Aid

DID YOU KNOW: This program meets the 2016 First Aid Guidelines, as well as the CSA standard on workplace first aid education. This 20-hour Remote First Aid course will meet or exceed the requirements for Standard First Aid.

However, if you require a separate SFA (Standard First Aid) certification, you can complete the Blended SFA curriculum online at your own pace prior to the training dates, then level up your skills on the same weekend.


An 8-10 hour recertification course is available here. Proof of valid Red Cross RFA certificate required.

Course Content:

  • 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
  • Evacuation
  • Workplace considerations
  • Occupational health and safety

Optional Overnight Camp

Supplementary Content:

  • Knots & cordage
  • Fire-building

Take-Home Materials:

Waterproof Red Cross Wilderness & Remote Field Guide

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