Licensed Training Company: WMAI Canada
Host: Boreal River Rescue
Location: Ottawa, ON area
Cantley, QC - Canada
Dates: 10/25/2023 - 10/29/2023
This is an intensive version of our standard course and requires 30+ hours of self-directed pre-course review of a textbook and completion of a study guide prior to 40+ hours of in-person learning over the course of five days. This course is ideal for those who are good at self-directed textbook learning or have prior medical experience or training. Conscientious preparation, studying, and time prior to the course is essential for success. Students are provided an electronic or physical textbook and downloadable study guide to review the curriculum and are expected to come to class ready to engage in drills and skill practice. We recommend that students register for the course four weeks prior to the course start date to allow time to 1) receive the textbook by mail (if applicable), 2) download the PDF Study Guide, and 3) adequately complete the 30+ hours of pre-course work. If the course start date is less than two weeks away, students will no longer be able to register for the course due to insufficient time to complete the pre-course work. Students are encouraged to register and begin pre-course review in advance of the required deadlines. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
Prior to enrolling in a course, please review our Functional Position Description. The criteria set forth in this document allows students to self-assess their ability to meet the demands of both a WMAI course as well as the demands of a certified wilderness medical provider in the field.
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Room and Board:
Lodging Option A – $29 / night
Stay onsite in shared bedrooms at Ciel et Bois — a retreat centre with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals, comfortable bedrooms (bedding included), wifi, wood-burning stoves, and cozy common areas.
Lodging Option B – Stay or live elsewhere in the region
Ottawa Pick-up and drop-off
We can pick you up and drop you off at the airport, train, bus station, or downtown Ottawa for $39 each way.
Pick-ups are before 6pm the day before your course. Drop-offs are the evening that your course ends.
See availability and register anytime on the Boreal River Rescue website. Contact the BRR office with questions or if you’d like to register over the phone.
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