WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)

CANADA’S TOP-TIER, PROFESSIONAL WILDERNESS RESPONDER TRAINING.

BOOK NOW Price: $995.00 /per person

BOOK NOW Price: $995.00 /per person

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)

This course is held in collaboration with Canadian Outdoor Medical Consulting. The Wilderness First Responder involves at least 80 hours of learning split into 20hr online and 60hr face to face.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

COURSE INFORMATION

This wilderness first responder course covers the basics of managing life and limb threats in remote environments, with a focus on the injuries common to various sports such as mountain biking, ski touring, climbing, and rafting. There is a strong focus on practicing leadership and decision making in the wilderness setting.

The training also includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like hypothermia and heat-related illnesses, as well as covering common medical emergencies, choking, drowning and includes a CPR-C certification from the LifeSaving Society.

Our curriculum is based on the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) guidelines and the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative (WMEC).

Students can expect a mix of indoor and outdoor learning for the practical outdoor training, please prepare for any weather conditions.

Students can use their own outdoor gear so as to be familiar with the equipment that will be available to them in a real world first aid situation.

Things to bring:
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Weatherproof outerwear for the outdoors portion of the course. Please check the weather forecast each day and dress appropriately.
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water
  • Pen/pencil and notebook (recommended)
  • First Aid/Guide’s pack if you have one

The important details:

Season: Spring & Fall

Duration: 8 Days (20hr online & 60hr face to face)

Location: Squamish or Whistler

Prerequisites: None

BOOK COURSE:

Bookings for this course will be redirected to Canadian Outdoor Medical Consulting. Use code ‘MSAA05‘ to receive 5% OFF.

SEPT 26TH – OCT 1ST: BOOK HERE

OCT 31st – NOV 7th: BOOK HERE

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WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA)

This course adds advanced techniques, higher-level tools, and an integral leadership component to core wilderness first aid skills!

WFR RECERTIFICATION

The Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of hands-on, scenario-based training.