Wilderness First Aid


Wilderness First Aid is essential training for those who work, travel, or play in remote areas more than one hour from advanced medical care. This course prepares candidates to deal with the types and degrees of trauma they will realistically encounter while on the land. These skills are critical in sustaining an injured casualty, minimizing the effects of the environment, preventing infection, and coordinating patient care and evacuation in high consequence environments.

WFA differs significantly from Standard First Aid in its' demand for a deeper understanding of the impact of injury and illness on the patient and how best to organize resources. Candidates are required to think through challenges and apply problem-solving skills as opposed to simply following prescribed to-do lists.

Additional benefits of this training to employers include:

  • Contribution to the development or improvement of effective work Threat Hazard Analysis and Safe Work Plans;

  • Increased critical and high-stress decision making skills;

  • Candidate personal-self-growth;

  • Team building. 

 Prior to training, Arctic Response can meet with your training stakeholders to identify company specific policies and training objectives to ensure this training reaches its maximum efficacy. 

Levels of Training Available: 

   Wilderness First Aid and CPR
3 days | Minimum 8 participants 

   Integrated Standard and Wilderness First Aid and CPR
4 days | Minimum 8 participants 

   Advanced Wilderness First Aid Bridge Course
3 days | Minimum 8 participants 

   Advanced Wilderness First Aid and CPR
5 day | Minimum 8 participants 

   Wilderness First Responder
10 days | Minimum 8 participants 

   Wilderness First Responder Bridge Course
5 days | Minimum 8 participants

Upon Request
To Be Decided
Arctic Response Canada Ltd.
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Costs vary based on location, number of students and course requested.
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