Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid 40 hour

Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is suitable for those who supervise or act as guides for groups of people. The course covers material in Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR plus advanced procedures and strategies to provide extended care for more than 24 hours.


About this course:

  • 40-hour course with flexible scheduling options
  • 3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid
  • Includes CPR Level C
  • Includes AED certification (where local legislation permits)
  • Valuable skills for 72 hour outdoor survival

Who should attend:

Employees who act as team supervisors or guides/leaders and need to work for extended periods in the wilderness or remote locations should have this training.  Also for anyone that find themselves in an emergency situation with help being a long way away.  Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

Course content:

Preparation and planning, your health, what is the P.L.A.N, airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, first aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest, wound care, bone, muscle, and joint injuries, head and spine injuries, environmental situations, poisons, cold and heat-related emergencies, medical emergencies, evacuation and transportation, manual traction and realigning fractures, helmet removal, extended care and written exam.

What to Bring:

  • water
  • food for each day
  • pen/paper
  • a day pack packed as you wold for a day hike
  • clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather