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Which Wilderness Medicine Course Is Right for Me?

If you still have questions after you review the table below, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our wilderness medical Instructors are medical and rescue professionals who actively work in remote or unconventional settings. They’re also experienced educators, researchers and advocates for healthcare in difficult conditions. Plus, they’re personable and inspiring teachers. Wilderness medical training doesn’t get better than this! Don't settle for second (or third or fourth) best.

Course

Days

Certifications Received

To Re-certify Take

Who Should Take This Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

2

WFA

Adult CPR

WFA

Basic introduction to wilderness first aid. Primarily for recreational day trippers, not recommended for professionals.

Wilderness First Aid For Field Services (WFA-FS)

3

WFA-FS

Adult CPR/AED

Standard First Aid

WFA-FS

Geared to those who work in a context where they may be further than 2 hrs away from pre-hospital care. For industrial, government and resource workers.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

4

WAFA

Adult CPR/AED

WAFA

The recommended minimum training for outdoor professionals or those who travel where a hospital may be many hours away. The main focus is the prolonged care and stabilization of patients until a rescue team or additional resources can be obtained to help with evacuation.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

8

WFR

Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED

WFR-Recert

The “gold standard” for professionals or other individuals who will be working or playing in remote contexts for an extended period of time. Focus on self-evacuation techniques.

Wilderness First Responder “Bridge” (WFR-Bridge)

4

WFR

Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED

WFR-Recert

For those who have taken a WAFA within the last 3 years want to upgrade to the WFR level.

Open Re-Certification

(WFR-Recert)

3-4

WFR

Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED

N/A

For those wishing to re-certify a 64hr (or longer) Wilderness First Aid Course from a recognized provider.

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June 26-28

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $549
  • Canmore, AB
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June 26-27

Swiftwater Operations

  • $449
  • Canmore, AB
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July 7-11

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $845
  • Parry Sound, ON
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July 12-15

Technical Rope Rescue - Technician

  • $895
  • Parry Sound, ON
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Darren Saare
Port Alberni Search & Rescue

Once again it was great working with Raven Rescue. The course environment was a challenge, since we were in heavy flood conditions, but Craig did a great job of adjusting the curriculum to meet the needs of the participants while maintaining a sufficient level of safety amongst heavy debris, massive whirlpools and somewhat bizarrely... a couple of huge sea lions that strayed up the river to play in the chaos.

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