Advanced Wilderness and Remote First-Aid with CPR-C in Tofino- October 2019

This fun and interactive 40-hour wilderness first-aid course is a 5-day 3 year certification course that is a must for guides working in the wilderness and remote locations.


October 18 - 22, 2019


T'ashii Paddle School


Emre Bosut


Tofino, BC


The Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid (AWFA) course is a Red Cross five day certification course in Tofino hosted by T'ashii Paddle School. Only the Friday evening portion (CPR portion) of the course takes place inside. The rest of the course is run in the field with a focus on hands on experience.

Students will learn and practice; trip planning and preparation, adult, child and infant CPR (Level ‘C’), obstructed airway procedures, artificial respiration, use of an Automated External Defibrillator, prevention of disease transmission and wound management. Recognition and first-aid treatment for drowning/partial drowning, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, hypothermia, heat stroke, bone, muscle and joint injuries, poisons, burns, diabetic emergencies, head and spine injuries, evacuation, transportation and extended care will also be covered.

Most importantly the course develops students abilities to help patients by developing wilderness emergency decision making skills required to assess patients and make evacuation plans. Students will practice both the acquired hard skills in combination with decision making skills during realistic outdoor scenarios designed to build students confidence in their ability to respond to emergencies in remote settings.  

40 hour Wilderness First Aid Certification is the standard for outdoor and wilderness adventure guides including assistant overnight sea kayak guides.

Looking To Re-Certify Your Current Wilderness First Aid Certificate?

If you hold a current wilderness first aid certificate with a recognized first aid provider, you can join the the first three days of the course and receive a re-certification from the Red Cross.  T'ashii's Paddle School's re-certification is $269+ gst, follow the link here to sign up.

What Is The Difference Between The 20 Hour And 40 Hour Course?

The 40 hour and 20 hour course are run in conjunction, and share the same first 3 days. Following the weekend the 40 hour course will specifically go more in depth into splinting, longer term care scenarios (over 24 hours from medical aid), monitoring of vital signs and packaging scenarios. Other advanced skills including how to rule out spinal injuries, reducing dislocations, realigning fractures, jaw thrusts and night scenarios will also be covered.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

This course will take place from 6pm-9pm Oct 18th, and 8:30am-4:30pm Oct 19th-22nd. Confirm first day meeting location upon registration. 



Course fee:

$449 + tax

How to register:

Register online with T'ashii Paddle School

T: 250-266-3787