5-Day Wilderness First Responder
4/4/2018 - 4/8/2018
30 min from downtown Ottawa
Wakefield, QC J0X 2W0 - Canada
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Boreal River Rescue
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
Pick-up & Drop-off:
You can get picked-up and dropped-off at the Ottawa airport, train, or bus station or anywhere downtown for 19 CAD each way.
Pick-ups are before 6pm the day before your course. Drop-offs are the evening that your course ends.
Room and Board:
Option A - Stay on-site in a comfortable shared lodging for 19 CAD/night.
Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, WIFI, library, fireplace, cozy common areas, and easy access to surrounding wilderness.
Option B - Commute from Ottawa/Gatineau (30 minutes)
Option C - Book a private room at a hotel or B&B in the charming village of Wakefield, 7km/4.5miles from the course location.
Bring groceries to prepare your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen.
Boreal River supplies coffee and tea.
There are grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, and bakeries a short drive away in Wakefield.
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Our classroom is in a cozy retreat centre on 75 acres of wilderness bordering Gatineau Park. This location is 40km/25miles from downtown Ottawa.
The course site is minutes from the charming riverside village of Wakefield, known for its restaurants, bakeries, inns, and live music venues. Great access to the Gatineau hills and park for world class biking, hiking, and cross country skiing.