Wilderness First Aid For Field Services (24hrs)



This 3-day Wilderness First Aid For Field Services course was designed in cooperation with Environment Canada to address the specific needs of field personnel and others who work in remote locations, where resources may be less than adequate, and evacuation to a hospital is hours away.

This course is ideal for personnel in natural resource management, exploration, mining, and industry. The curriculum covers ice safety and rescue skills and knowledge tailored to field environments, including those who work in pairs or small teams.

The course includes Adult CPR certification.

The curriculum includes consideration of government and industrial guidelines for providing first-aid in remote workplaces.

Wilderness First Aid For Field Services Course Details


3 days (24 hours)


Mix of classroom and outdoor sessions


Minimum 10. Maximum 15.

  • 18+ years of age
  • A high school education (or equivalent) is recommended but not required



Repeat the entire course every three years

Required Equipment
  • Notebook and pencil/pen
  • Watch with a second-hand for taking vitals
  • Indoor/outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather
  • Footwear for rough terrain
Takeaways & Documentation
  • CPR Heart Saver Certification consistent with the Canadian Heart & Stroke Assoication Heart Saver CPR/AED level.
  • Course Texts

Wilderness First Aid For Field Services Course Content

  • Registration & Introductions
  • General Principles of Wilderness Medicine
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Basic Life Support including CPR
  • Circulatory System
  • Assessing Vital Signs Lab
  • Recording Information
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Lifting, Moving, Extrication & Immobilization
  • AED Use
  • Patient Assessment Drills
  • Wounds and Burns
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Mock Scenarios
  • Thermoregulation
  • Patient Packaging and Hypothermia Wraps
  • Toxins, Bites and Stings
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Patient Assessment Drills
  • Backcountry Medicine
  • Medical & Legal Aspects of First Aid
  • Workplace Health and Safety Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Final Quiz

We only offer this as a private course

Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenarios

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