Wilderness First Aid Training

Victoria County Tourism and Recreation Department are pleased to assist in increasing capacity for our businesses and organizations to thrive through facilitating and supporting the improvement of skill development and safety in order to continue to provide a world class experience to all who visit.

Wilderness & Remote First Aid (RFA)
20 hours (3 days)
Start Date: 9-Jun-2023 (Friday)
End Date: 11-Jun-2023 (Sunday)

The Facilitator of this program is Blair Doyle.
Intended for individuals who participate in life outside the immediate access of EMS, the Wilderness & Remote First Aid program of the Canadian Red Cross is an enhancement of Standard First Aid concepts to meet the demands of remote environments. Through reality-based scenarios, participants experience how and why WRFA applies a higher level of care. Beyond understanding the differences in practice between WRFA and traditional first aid, participants explore remote first aid realities and learn essential leadership, application of principled approaches, and management of environmental threats. Emphasis is on practical skills, decision making, and dealing with the outdoors.

Traditional first aid is founded on the assumption that you have easy access to emergency services and will be managing illness and injury only in the short-term. The ramifications of time and distance on the outcome of a situation in the backcountry necessitates that the responsible wilderness provider understands the differences inherent in managing care.

This course covers CSA Std Z1210-17 – Intermediate – for workplace.

This course is being offered in partnership with North River Kayak Tours and supported in part by Victoria County Tourism & Recreation. One registrant from each of the eight (8) districts of Victoria County will be funded for registration costs to attend and receive this valuable training. Please complete the Expression of Interest for Grant Funding in order to apply.

Please note: This only applies to residents of Victoria County and the first person who applies from each District will be chosen for the space. If no submissions are received for a district by April 30th, the county will select a resident from another district for this space.

Please contact Colleen Whelan Smith with the Municipality at colleen.whelan-smith@victoriacounty.ca with any questions.