Wilderness First Responder
3/10/2018 - 3/18/2018
30 min from downtown Ottawa
Wakefield, QC J0X 2W0 - Canada
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Boreal River Rescue
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.
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.