RED CROSS WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR) - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada
RED CROSS WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)
SAINT JOHN, NB
AGE
16+
LENGTH
8 days
TYPE
Certification
COST
749+ tax
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COURSE DATES
Jun 3 - Jun 10, 2018
This course has run for this year.

THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO A $25 APPLICATION FEE.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Run in collaboration with Adventure & Safety Atlantic, This 8-day course is designed for graduates of the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid who want to continue their training and upgrade their certification to the Wilderness First Responder level. This intensive Wilderness First Responder course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies and make decisions concerning field treatment and evacuation priorities. The course is recommended for outdoor education professionals, guides, wilderness instructors, people working in remote areas, and recreationalists who may spend extended periods of time in the backcountry leading or tripping.

The WFR program is designed for Outdoor Professionals who will be managing wilderness activities resulting in advanced medical response. Besides understanding the use of medical gear in the wilderness environment, the program establishes solid rescue interface practices, pharmacology limitations, and students will manage a remote overnight long-term care dilemma. This program will take 8 days to complete and will involve at least one overnight within a trip or excursion that will take place on the back end of the program. Majority of the program will be taught outdoors. Come prepared to be in and stay outdoors given the time of year

FUNDING & SUPPORT

Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable educational organization.  Our goal is to increase Canadians’ ability to access Outward Bound Canada’s life changing programs.   While almost anyone can benefit from an Outward Bound course, we have seen that our programs can have an incredibly unique impact for those facing significant transitions in their lives and have developed unique, charitable programs including our Veterans Program, Women of Courage Program, Aboriginal Community Programs and Youth-At-Risk Programs.  Tuition from our certification courses do not directly support Outward Bound Canada and it’s special programs.  Therefore, if you would be interested in making an additional donation to support Outward Bound Canada and it’s charitable programs please click here for donation information.