RED CROSS WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR) - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada
RED CROSS WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR)
FREDERICTON, NB
AGE
16+
LENGTH
8 days
TYPE
Certification
COST
950 + tax
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COURSE DATES
Apr 7 - Apr 14, 2019

THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO A $25 APPLICATION FEE.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Wilderness First Responder program is designed for Outdoor Professionals working in remote wilderness settings who are required to provide advanced medical response.  The program establishes solid rescue interface practices, uses of medical gear in the wilderness environment and an understanding of pharmacology in patient treatment.  Students will experience a remote overnight long-term care scenario. This program takes 8 days to complete and will involve at least one overnight excursion that will take place near the end of the program. Majority of the program will be taught outdoors. Come prepared to be inside and to head outdoors in any weather.

Run in collaboration with Adventure & Safety Atlantic, the WFR course is designed for graduates of the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid.  It equips participants with the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies and make decisions concerning field treatment and evacuation priorities. This course and certification is the industry standard for outdoor education professionals, guides, wilderness instructors, and people working in remote areas.  It is also the ultimate in first aid and rescue training for keen recreational adventurers who want to be prepared for extended backcountry tripping.

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.