Bridge (WAFA to WFR)
12/7/2017 - 12/10/2017
30 min from downtown Ottawa
Wakefield, QC J0X 2W0 - Canada
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Boreal River Rescue
The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. 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. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.
**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**
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.