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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.
The course is in English. 30 min from downtown Ottawa. Stay on-site in comfortable lodging for $29/night with kitchen, WIFI. Enjoy surrounding wilderness. 5 mins from the awesome town of Wakefield.
LODGING The course site is a cozy retreat centre on 75 acres of wilderness bordering Gatineau Park! You’ll be minutes from the awesome riverside village of Wakefield. Option A – Stay on-site in a comfortable shared lodging for $29 CAD/night. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, WIFI, library, fireplace, cozy common areas. Option B – Commute from Ottawa/Gatineau (30 minutes) Option C – Book a private room at a hotel or B&B in the village of Wakefield, 7km/4.5miles from the course location. Pickup & Drop-off: You can get picked-up and dropped-off at the Ottawa airport, train, or bus station or anywhere downtown for $29 CAD each way. Pick-ups are before 6pm the day before your course. Drop-offs are the evening that your course ends. FOOD 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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