Wilderness First Aid Courses & Training

Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as a professional rescuer — Red Cross offers specialized training to meet your needs.

The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program is one of the leading programs of its kind in Canada. Our newly updated program includes:

  • Fully updated course content and resources, including a take-home Wilderness & Remote Field Guide filled with pictures, protocols, and the latest techniques.
  • Learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
  • Expanded course offerings, including a brand-new Wilderness First Responder level providing advanced first aid and CPR skills, leadership and rescue decision-making skills for professional rescuers who work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings.
  • Significant opportunities for hands-on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.

Part of the wilderness first aid training is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Group Training Only

We do not offer individual training courses. If you are interested in arranging group training, please contact us at 403-452-7727 or info@titanhealth.ca.

Certification

  • 3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR/AED Level C
  • 20 hours (more than 25% of course taught in non-urban setting)
  • Manual included
  • Flexible scheduling, if possible

Recertification

  • 8–10 hours
  • Includes CPR Level C

Completion Requirements

  • 100% attendance
  • Skills demonstration
  • 75% minimum passing grade on written exam

Remote First Aid Course Content (20-Hour Course)

  • Planning
  • Your health
  • Assessment
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C) – Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries – Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Extended care
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person
  • Includes any other content required by specific legislation