“Top-tier, professional medical training for low-resource environments… if you are responsible for others in the backcountry, YOU NEED THIS COURSE!”

Scheduled Upgrade Courses

Oct. 4th - Oct. 7th, 2019
(Cypress Mtn, BC)


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Course Information

Course Format

4 consecutive days 9 AM to 6 PM, with one evening scenario.

Course maximum: 12 students; if there are more than 8 students, there will be 2 instructors.

Certifications

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

Wilderness & Remote First Responder BLS* (3 years)

First Responder BLS* (3 years)

Advanced Wilderness First Aid with CPR C (3 years)

*Basic Life Support (BLS) replaces and supersedes CPR for Healthcare Professionals (CPR-HCP).

Recertification is performed over an intensive 4-day period.

A current Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 hour) certificate is required to take this course.


WFR Student feedback

Overall I would highly recommend this course from Coastal Wilderness Medical Training. A BIG thanks to Kieran and Mark for making it great 8 day course. They have wealth of knowledge and experience. Great teaching methodologies and plenty of scenarios (few of absurdly drafted but nevertheless extremely helpful). I also liked their approach to digitize everything, from course material to certificates. Awesome mix of sense of humor, fun and seriousness while imparting the training. If they can fix the confusion around evaluation and certification that would make it a 5 star experience, without any doubt.

Anonymous

This course went above and beyond any expectations that I had. Awesome course layout backed by highly educated first responders. Cheers to Kieran and Mark on a great job.
Jordan G.

Took the Standard WFA (20hrs) back in September, but enjoyed it so much that I upgraded to WFR (80hrs). Lucked out with my classmates, very enjoyable folks, but it's the instructors who really facilitated a solid learning environment. Be on guard when you take their course, they're always full of surprises :)
Tomomi C.

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Where You Train

This summer and fall, we are heading to beautiful Cypress Mountain Recreational Ski Area, where an entire mountain serves as our outdoor classroom! Search Cypress Mountain Hollyburn Nordic Ski Area on Google or Apple Maps for the exact location.

Accommodation is available at the rustic First Aid Ski Patrol (FASP) cabin, 30 minutes walk from our training area. If you stay, we ask for a $15 per night donation to FASP, a volunteer organization helping skiers since 1938. Please contact us for more information!


your Instructor Team

Dr. Iona Liddicoat  is a UK trained physician experienced in emergency and wilderness medicine. She has supported medical expeditions from the Amazonian tropics to the gnarliest mountains in Scotland and Wales. Despite having 8 perfect puppies back in the UK, she has come to Canada to ski, kite-surf, and become a family medicine doctor.

Dr. Iona Liddicoat is a UK trained physician experienced in emergency and wilderness medicine. She has supported medical expeditions from the Amazonian tropics to the gnarliest mountains in Scotland and Wales. Despite having 8 perfect puppies back in the UK, she has come to Canada to ski, kite-surf, and become a family medicine doctor.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc)  is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former high school science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. Over the past 4 years, he has crafted a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction. Mark is currently preparing to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic.

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc) is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former high school science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. Over the past 4 years, he has crafted a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction. Mark is currently preparing to become an Advanced Life Support Paramedic.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV)  is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. In 2018, Kieran became one of Canada’s first Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed scenarios and feedback that serve as the foundation of that program.

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV) is paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a Nordic Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. In 2018, Kieran became one of Canada’s first Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors, and has contributed scenarios and feedback that serve as the foundation of that program.


Who to Blame

Kieran Hartle


Kieran Hartle

WFR Program Director

(778) 888-5684

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