Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many back country emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse.  By learning a few basic skills through a Wilderness First Aid training, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

Who is the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course?

The Wilderness First Aid course is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips. (please see SOLO Canada’s Advanced Wilderness First Aid course if you require emphasized leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting.)

What is taught?

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Where and when is the Wilderness First Aid course held?

The WFA courses can be hosted by SOLO Canada at Wendigo Lake Expeditions (South River, Ontario) or arrangements can be made for SOLO Canada to come to you.  Please call 705.386.2376 ext 223 or email info@solocanada.ca for more information about future courses or to arrange to host your own course.

How much does the Wilderness First Aid course cost?

Wilderness First Aid courses taught at the SOLO Canada’s campus cost $190.00 (tuition) plus HST.

What about room and board?

Courses hosted by SOLO Canada offer suitable accommodations and a full-time kitchen staff providing meals.  Solo Canada’s location offers the perfect environment for wilderness medicine training.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

Do I get certified? 

Yes. You will receive a SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification, which is good for two years.

Future Courses

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If you have any questions about Solo Canada or would like to arrange for a private or group training course, please contact Andrew Torrance (andrew@solocanada.ca or call 1-866-730-5328 ext 223)

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