Wilderness First Aid Courses

Wilderness First Aid courses are for anyone interested in expanding their first aid skills.  No pre-requisites are required for these courses, with the exception of the Bridge course.  White Squall has been partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates International for years, because they are the best of the best in remote and practical medicine. WMA’s  courses are known for offering cutting edge curriculum and a hands-on, scenario based approach to teaching the course.

Please note ~ courses take place at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club, 4 Nine Mile Lake Rd, 10 mins north-east of Parry Sound, along Hwy 124.

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Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

Dates: April 28-May 1, 2018 (4-days)
Price: $575 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals or rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period.  Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

**Note, The WMA instructor needs to approve any student wishing to recertify their current Wilderness First Responder with the WAFA course. Please contact us before booking ~ 705 342 5324.

Bridge WAFA to WFR ~ Open Re-certification for WFR

Dates: May 3-6, 2018 (4-days)
Price: $575 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

If recertifying WFR, you must bring current certification with you

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The WAFA to WFR Bridge 4-day course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Dates: April 28-May 6, 2018 with May 2 off (8-days)
Price: $975 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Dates: May 12-13, 2018 (2-days)
Price: $290 + HST
Free on-site camping available at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club

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The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavours and pursuits.

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.  Visit Wilderness Medical Associates, for more detailed course content.

Course Site & Logistics

Course Location:

  • Georgian Nordic Ski & Canoe Club (GNSCC) is located off Highway 124, 7 km east of Parry Sound at 4 Nine Mile Lake Rd – GNSCC 705-746-5067
  • Parry Sound is located:
    • 240 km north of Toronto on Highway 400
    • 160 km south of Sudbury on Highway 69
    • 150 km south west of North Bay

Time:

  • Please be at the GNSCC ready to go at 8:30 am sharp, on day 1.
  • Courses run 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (1-hour lunch ~ 12:30-1:30 each day.) Your group may choose to modify this for subsequent days.

Meals:

  • Participants are responsible for their own meals. Bring packed lunches for each day as there are no food options close by.

Accommodation:

Participants are welcome to camp at the ski club for free. You can either throw down a sleeping bag in the clubhouse, or pitch your tent. The rustic clubhouse has a fully equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, kettle, & fridge), two washrooms (toilet/sink/hot water, but no shower) and is heated by a wood stove.