Wilderness and Remote First Aid

What is Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness and Remote First Aid)?

Firstly, the Canadian Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) will be renamed “Remote First Aid” in the Spring of 2020!  This class is for those that require the foundation, principles and skills to be “Safety Prepared” when in remote environments or in the wilderness.

Remote First Aid (RFA) is also known as wilderness first aid training. This Red Cross certification course is focused on developing skills to treat injuries and learn how to improvise with equipment. These remote/wilderness first responder skills will help save lives when in a remote wilderness situation when professional first response/paramedic assistance is not easily available.

This Red Cross certification course offers hands-on interactive skills to provide extended care for injured people for up to 24 hours. The course includes topics of Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED plus adds outdoor and remote skills and techniques to improvise equipment dealing with injuries in the wilderness.

Contact us to schedule your course!!!

Course Overview

This is a 2-day, 1-day indoor class followed by a 1-day outdoor class – scenario-based learning in a rural setting. SOS First Aid can coordinate classes in Ontario.

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and minimum 75% passing grade on written exam.

A RFA/WRFA certification is valid for 3 years. This advanced form of first aid and CPR certification can be used as an equivalent to Standard First Aid with CPR C with AED for workplace requirements in Ontario.

Graduates of this Red Cross remote first aid training can continue to the Advanced Wilderness First Aid (to be renamed Wilderness First Aid) and Wilderness First Responder certifications.

We also offer RFA/WRFA recertification training.

Course Highlights
Regular Price: $260.00 (price includes HST)
Prerequisites: No prior first aid training required
Evaluation: Written/practical
Program Length: 2 days for full certification course (100% attendance required)

COURSE DETAILS

Course Information

This is a full 2-day class:  Consisting of 1 day in-class setting followed by 1 day outdoors working on first aid and CPR scenarios in a remote/wilderness setting.

Course requires 100% attendance, involves skills demonstration, and minimum 75% passing grade written test.

The course is taught by certified Red Cross instructors with extensive first-aid and CPR knowledge combined with backcountry experience.

What will you learn

The following topics will be covered during the class.

  • Planning for a trip or adventure– first aid kits, etc.
  • Assessing the situation/emergency
  • Airway, breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
  • Use of an AED
  • Poison and wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Extended care
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person
This Course is for

This course is targeted for the outdoor enthusiast or short trips and adventurers, such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing to name few activities, that is not close to first responder services.  We can also run courses focused on groups such as Scouts Canada for Scouters/Leaders, Venturers and Medical Venturers (MedVents)

COURSE LISTINGS

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Contact us or call us at 905-844-9813  to learn more about an upcoming remote first aid course or to help organize a wilderness and remote first class for your group.

Contact

SOS First Aid and Safety Training services the following Southern Ontario communities: Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Guelph, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Acton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Stoney Creek, St. Catherines, and Welland.

Customer Reviews

Marvic Alanan
Marvic Alanan
Davinder Dilpreet
Davinder Dilpreet
Kelly Coelho
Kelly Coelho
oneal A
oneal A
It was a great class I learned alot very informative 😁
anima armah
anima armah
I loved Patrick his energy was amazing and he made the course more enjoyable
shaneil hylton
shaneil hylton
Trainer really make sure that trainees understand the lesson/program
Benjamin Berones III
Benjamin Berones III
I did standard first aid here and I found it very thorough and interesting. The instructor was also very nice and engaging and made almost 8 hours go by very quickly!
Rachel Bowie
Rachel Bowie
Shachi Taj
Shachi Taj
Michelle K was an amazing instructor! She was so informative and overall so nice. Wish I could get her every time I need to renew my CPR. Thanks Michelle!!!
Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker
Anais Pouladi
Anais Pouladi
Boma Joyce Ejobowah
Boma Joyce Ejobowah
Ellen Lucia
Ellen Lucia
Cassandra F (cassarianna)
Cassandra F (cassarianna)
Ally is an amazing instructor!
Mendez Familia
Mendez Familia
Nina Costa
Nina Costa
Highly recommend SOS first aid training. They came to our work place to teach a class on emergency first aid. All of the participants found the material helpful and really enjoyed the instructor. They were easy to deal and helpful if you have any questions.
Krista Tantalo
Krista Tantalo
Ays Deniese
Ays Deniese
Cieara Livingston
Cieara Livingston
Hamza Naqvi
Hamza Naqvi
Ms.Allyson was the instructor for First Aid Cpr. She explains the course in detail and made the course interesting and fun. A great instructor who loves her job.
Jayshree Shetty
Jayshree Shetty
Patrick is a really nice instructor. My first N95 mask did not fit my face, and he gave me another one that was more comfortable and fit.
Qiya Huang
Qiya Huang
Awesome Patrick
Rabi Mall
Rabi Mall
aniljot kaur
aniljot kaur
Angelica Bilog
Angelica Bilog
Rochelle Owusu
Rochelle Owusu
Bea Valmonte
Bea Valmonte
Very imforative great instructor very clear and easy to understand
Danielle T
Danielle T
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Veulit Raheem Alafaa
Anmol Grewal
Anmol Grewal
Cyra Viola Kaur
Cyra Viola Kaur
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Mommie!
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stephanie meffe
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gagandeep kaur pandher
Jadey Wood
Jadey Wood
Nicholas Eusebio
Nicholas Eusebio
Fantastic teacher! Great knowledge of the medical aspects involved in cpr and gave great examples throughout the class!!!
Paulina Rygus
Paulina Rygus
Alex Ma
Alex Ma
Edelline Banares
Edelline Banares
Nicoya Martins
Nicoya Martins
Rianne Vizco
Rianne Vizco
shevninko Hall
shevninko Hall
Anetamarrr
Anetamarrr
Instructor Patrick was very funny and nice. Gave great information and spoke clearly
Veronica Wojtas
Veronica Wojtas
Jhenna Valenzuela
Jhenna Valenzuela
Isha Patel
Isha Patel
naddin tirones
naddin tirones
Ramandeep Kaur
Ramandeep Kaur
Melissa Lagman
Melissa Lagman
Genta Hasani
Genta Hasani
Kimberly Carreon
Kimberly Carreon
Preet Singh
Preet Singh
Albi Berisha
Albi Berisha
Amazing experience. Very friendly!
Zyra Ann Aguelo
Zyra Ann Aguelo
leila garcia
leila garcia
Alexis Giannini
Alexis Giannini
Pattrick Sacco was amazing!
Rudy H.
Rudy H.
Madison Bianchin
Madison Bianchin
Joanna Loon
Joanna Loon
Nida Javaid
Nida Javaid
Denise Pomela Baltazar
Denise Pomela Baltazar
Lara Chehade
Lara Chehade
Amazing teacher !!!! I loved it best cpr experience
Yessenia Torres
Yessenia Torres
Olena Urbanowicz
Olena Urbanowicz
george hany
george hany
Loved Patrick he was the best! Halirious and informative! Highly recommend him
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
Vanessa Manocha
Vanessa Manocha
Vineeta Lekhram
Vineeta Lekhram
Eva N
Eva N
The Class was really fun and Patrick made it easy..
Elena Tan
Elena Tan
Excellent traning
Jaspreet kaur
Jaspreet kaur
Elizabeth Levy
Elizabeth Levy
Grace Jung
Grace Jung
Janjan Mangitngit
Janjan Mangitngit
Chantal Amankwaah
Chantal Amankwaah
marina elhamy
marina elhamy
JOYCE YEBOAH
JOYCE YEBOAH
Patrick was a great instructor for the mask fit test, very friendly
Dazel Nelmida
Dazel Nelmida
A really great person! Fun to work with :)
sarah ahmed
sarah ahmed
Katelyn Prudencio
Katelyn Prudencio
It was a fun lesson to learn about masks!
kelly Sun
kelly Sun
Patrick was a very friendly instructor for my N95 mask fit testing and funny too
Magdelina Yimesghen
Magdelina Yimesghen
Amazing mask fit session! Patrick was so kind and informative. He made the session a comfortable place for everyone, answering any and every question we had. I highly suggest coming to this session for your mask fit! I'll definitely be coming back again when my 2 year validation expires. Great job Patrick! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Marjorie Tejano
Marjorie Tejano
Cindy Vargas
Cindy Vargas
Nabeeha Tabassum
Nabeeha Tabassum
Lis T
Lis T
Ellise Gabrielle Flor
Ellise Gabrielle Flor
Very good and helpful! Very good experience
Priscilla Biju
Priscilla Biju
Marian Yhane Marcelo
Marian Yhane Marcelo
Diana Jugowiec
Diana Jugowiec
Nya Duarte
Nya Duarte
Patrick is an awesome instructor. Very kind, welcoming and patient. Efficient training done.
Fares Madaoui
Fares Madaoui
Lora Mae Malazarte
Lora Mae Malazarte
Sharmayne MK
Sharmayne MK
Amy Vickramasinghe
Amy Vickramasinghe
Melissa Gray
Melissa Gray
Fox Calamity
Fox Calamity
nelson melo
nelson melo
On August 22nd, 2021 I took my First Aid and Safety Training at the Oak Park Neighborhood Centre and my instructor was amazing. She made the information relevant not just to our everyday life, but to our current situation. She taught in a way that everyone can understand. She answered the questions we had in a words that we understood and in a judgement free environment. Protocols for Covid-19 were in place, we were spaced appropriately and mask were worn, all procedures were done individually with sanitized mannequins. Well done!!
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mon olliver

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