Bridge Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder or WFR Recertification

Course Description

This 32-40 hour course upgrades an individual with Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder. The course must be taken within three years of receiving the Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification.

This course also recertifies Wilderness First Responder certifications which are due to expire.


May 31–Jun 2, 2024
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 4:00 pm


$520 CAD

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 Course Includes

  • Beach Camping Accommodations
  • Course Materials
  • Professional Instruction
  • Snacks and hot drinks

 Extra Course Options

  • Meals available ($195 all; $56 lunches only)
  • Goose dome $75
  • Blueberry Prospector $115
  • Gold Prospector (Queen bed) $155
  • Glamdome (Queen bed) $275
  • Shared room (2 queen) $595
  • Private room (1 queen) $555

 Certification Notes

Successful completion with certification for all courses is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. We are committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

Course Content

 General Content Information

  • Practical Scenarios
  • First Aid and Wilderness Emergency Care
  • Leadership & Liability
  • Anatomy & Physiology 101
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Basic Life Support
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Shock: Recognition & Management
  • Patient Stabilization and Evacuation
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Acute Abdominal Pain
  • Scenario / Assessment Drills / Study
  • Wound Management in a Remote Setting
  • Medical Problems
  • Common Expedition Problems

Meals and Accommodations

The course is based from our Paddling Center and Rock Island Lodge B&B on Lake Superior, near Wawa. Meals are hearty and healthy and with enough notice we can manage many special diets including vegan, gluten free, etc. Accommodation options include camping on our beach, double and single accommodations at the lodge and there are plenty of accommodations available in Wawa, a 10 minute drive.

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We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please email us at [email protected] or phone 1-800-203-9092.