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An ideal course for outdoor guiding: the Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid (AWFA) focuses on preparing trip leader for providing first aid on remote expeditions.  Students will learn and practice; spinal immobilization, building splints, building stretchers, carrying patients in a stretcher over rugged terrain, treating hypothermia, re-aligning fractures and dislocation as well as a variety of other wilderness rescue procedures, 

40 hour Advanced Wilderness:  Fri. Sep.t 21 – Tues. Sept. 25 – $449+tax  For more info.

20 hour Wilderness recertification: Fri. Sept. 21 – Sun. Sept. 23  – $269.+tax.  For more info.

Looking To Re-Certify Your Current Wilderness First Aid Certificate?

If you hold a current wilderness first aid certificate with a recognized first aid provider, you can join the the first three days of the course and receive a re-certification from the Red Cross.  Our re-certification is $269+gst, follow the link here to sign up.

What Is The Difference Between The 20 Hour And 40 Hour Course?

The 40 hour and 20 hour course are run in conjunction, and share the same first 3 days. Following the weekend the 40 hour course will specifically go more in depth into splinting, longer term care scenarios (over 24 hours from medical aid), monitoring of vital signs and packaging scenarios. Other advanced skills including how to rule out spinal injuries, reducing dislocations, realigning fractures, jaw thrusts and night scenarios will also be covered.

Certification Length

3 years



Dates And Times

Advanced Wilderness and Remote First-Aid 40-hour w/CPR-C is a five day course; Friday evening to Tuesday afternoon. Must participate in all 5 days to receive certification.

Fri. Sept 21 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat. Sept 22 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sun. Sept 23 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Mon. Sept 24 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tues. Sept 25 – 8:30am – 4:30pm


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