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Raft both channels of the Ottawa River, Canada’s most famous whitewater river! The best way to experience the Canadian wilderness and enjoying exhilarating high volume rapids.
This 16-hour wilderness first aid course is the benchmark for outdoor enthusiasts interested in gaining valuable knowledge and skills in wilderness first aid. Designed specifically for outdoor clubs and their leaders, this course covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment of environmental, trauma and medical issues that occur in a wilderness setting. The WFA course includes classroom lectures, practical simulations and hands-on problem solving exercises. This is an active course designed to provide a solid foundation of wilderness first aid skills.
While much of the material appears to be standard emergency care information given on all standard first aid courses, the backcountry emphasis, long-term patient care and evacuation complications make this course unique. Course material can be modified to meet the specific needs and issues relevant to the participating group, ie: cycling, hiking, kayaking, climbing etc.
Your course includes instruction and a certificate of completion (valid for 3 years). Meals and accommodations are not included in the course cost.
Please come prepared to spend time both in the classroom and outdoors. All SOLO first aid courses specialize in providing emergency care in a wilderness setting. Therefore, be prepared for any and all seasonal weather conditions by insuring that you have the appropriate clothing, footwear and outerwear (rain gear etc.) for your course. Please include a set of clothing that can be cut, torn or stained for use in patient simulations. It is also recommended that you bring a small day pack for carrying first aid supplies during simulations. For indoor classroom lectures, please bring pens and a notebook for taking notes to refresh your memory on key points.
Recertification Note: There is no recommended recertification for this course. It is recommended to upgrade to R3-Pro within 3 years.
Customize your Rescue Course with Esprit by adding any of the following options:
|Accommodations||Camping (bring your own tent)
Platform tent rental
Esprit is a world renown leader, innovator and provider of water rescue training for the commercial and recreational whitewater industries. All courses are offered by Esprit in association with Sierra Rescue International and the American Canoe Association (ACA) Contact [email protected] for more info.