Host: Boreal River Rescue
Location: 30 min from downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, ON - Canada
Dates: 3/18/2021 - 3/21/2021
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 EMS Upgrade students may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.
**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS Upgrade certification it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**
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Room and Board:
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 19 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.
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.