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Travelling into the wilderness or remote areas is becoming both popular and accessible. It is essential to plan and train not only for the adventure, but also for the “just in case” and “worse case scenarios”. When help is delayed, your immediate first aid actions can make a difference. We want to make sure you are prepared.

We have partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). WMA has set the standard in wilderness medicine for over 30 years. Their thought-provoking curriculum is updated by a group of healthcare professionals and is recognized around the world.

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Wilderness First Aid

"Rachel made the WAFA course an absolute breeze! With loads of in depth hands-on training and experiences, I highly recommend this course for anyone who's going to be spending any amount of time outside in the bush!"

KYRA DUMONTIER
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

This course is to certify you for the Wilderness Advanced First Aid. During the course you will be inside a classroom and outdoors practicing scenarios. You can expect to have long days, which may run a bit past 5pm. We do our best to stay on time, but this is a curriculum-based course and in order for you to receive your certificate, you must complete the course curriculum. You will be examined during this course, and you must pass the exam to receive your certificate.

This course is taught by highly trained WMA professionals in the medical industry.

Prerequisites:
Students must be at least 16 years or older. If under 18 years of age, written consent is required by the parent or guardian.

Included materials:
* The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
* SOAP Notebook
* The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
* Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes

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WAFA Recertification

This course is to recertify you for the Wilderness Advanced First Aid. During the course you will be inside a classroom and outdoors practicing scenarios. You can expect to have long days, which may run a bit past 5pm. We do our best to stay on time, but this is a curriculum-based course and in order for you to receive your certificate, you must complete the course curriculum. You will be examined during this course, and you must pass the exam to receive your certificate.

This course is taught by highly trained WMA professionals in the medical industry.

Prerequisites:
Students must be at least 16 years or older. If under 18 years of age, written consent is required by the parent or guardian.

Students will have access to the pre-course assignments 2-4 weeks prior to the course. Students should complete the study guide in preparation for the course. It was designed to familiarize students with the essential points in the curriculum. Instructors will collect it at the beginning of the course, but it will not be a part of the final grade.

Included materials:
* The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
* SOAP Notebook
* The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
* Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes

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Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

This course is to certify you for the Wilderness First Responder. During the course you will be inside a classroom and outdoors practicing scenarios. You can expect to have long days, which may run a bit past 5pm. We do our best to stay on time, but this is a curriculum-based course and in order for you to receive your certificate, you must complete the course curriculum. You will be examined during this course, and you must pass the exam to receive your certificate.

This course is taught by highly trained WMA professionals in the medical industry.

Prerequisites:
Students must be at least 16 years or older. If under 18 years of age, written consent is required by the parent or guardian.

No previous experience is necessary. A student can take the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and bridge to the Wilderness First Responder within 3 years of taking the WAFA training.

Included materials:
* Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
* The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
* Wilderness Medicine Workbook
* SOAP Notebook
* Wilderness First Responder Class Notes

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Bridge Course (WAFA to WFR)

This course is to bridge you from the Wilderness First Aid to the Wilderness First Responder in 4 days. During the course you will be inside a classroom and outdoors practicing scenarios. You can expect to have long days, which may run a bit past 5pm. We do our best to stay on time, but this is a curriculum-based course and in order for you to receive your certificate, you must complete the course curriculum. You will be examined during this course, and you must pass the exam to receive your certificate.

This course is taught by highly trained WMA professionals in the medical industry.

Prerequisites:
Students must be at least 16 years or older. If under 18 years of age, written consent is required by the parent or guardian.

Must have a current WAFA certification received within 3 years of the Bridge course.

Students will have access to the pre-course assignments 2-4 weeks prior to the course. Students should complete the study guide in preparation for the course. It was designed to familiarize students with the essential points in the curriculum. Instructors will collect it at the beginning of the course, but it will not be a part of the final grade.

Included materials:
* Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
* The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
* Wilderness Medicine Workbook
* SOAP Notebook
* Wilderness First Responder Class Notes

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Open Recertification (WFR)

This course is to recertify for the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or equivalent 80-hour wilderness first aid course. During the course you will be inside a classroom and outdoors practicing scenarios. You can expect to have long days, which may run a bit past 5pm. We do our best to stay on time, but this is a curriculum-based course and in order for you to receive your certificate, you must complete the course curriculum. You will be examined during this course, and you must pass the exam to receive your certificate.

This course is taught by highly trained WMA professionals in the medical industry.

Prerequisites:
Students must be at least 16 years or older. If under 18 years of age, written consent is required by the parent or guardian.

Must have a current WFR certification or equivalent received within 3 years of the recertification course.

Students will have access to the pre-course assignments 2-4 weeks prior to the course. Students should complete the study guide in preparation for the course. It was designed to familiarize students with the essential points in the curriculum. Instructors will collect it at the beginning of the course, but it will not be a part of the final grade.

Included materials:
* Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A Practical Guide for the Basic and Advanced Practitioner
* The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
* Wilderness Medicine Workbook
* SOAP Notebook
* Wilderness First Responder Class Notes

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