WFR RECERT (40 HOURS)
TOP-TIER MEDICAL TRAINING FOR LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS.
This course is held in collaboration with Coast Wildrness Medical Training. The Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of hands-on, scenario-based training. The WFR-R will take place over 4 days.
A Red Cross WFR certification (or equivalent certification consisting 80+ hours of training) that is unexpired on the first day of the course is required for registration. Our WFR Recertification includes Basic Life Support (CPR-HCP).
You can find out more information about the Wilderness First Responder course here.
The 40 hour WFR-R is taught over 4 days as well as some online study before joining the course. Note that it is subject to change, and exact timing will be sent in an email about one week prior to your course.
Days 1 - 4: 9 AM - 5 PM, entirely outdoors in one of our stunning outdoor classrooms.* There will also be 1 evening scenario during the course.
*We have several outdoor options to choose from among the mountains, forests and rivers of Whistler. An exact location will be chosen based on weather and usage by other groups, and announced as course dates approach.
For the practicum 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.
- Pen/pencil and notebook (recommended)
- First Aid/Guide’s pack if you have one
Participants' knowledge and skills are assessed throughout the training through review sessions, tests and exams, and ongoing evaluation of skill acquisition. Participants' knowledge and skills are also assessed on the last day of training through a multiple-choice and practical exam.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
This is a fun, engaging course that introduces you to the principles of wilderness first aid, making it ideal for casual campers or day hikers.
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
The Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of hands-on, scenario-based training.