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First Aid Overview

 

The ACMG does not run these programs but rather relies on outside course providers.

  • For the Mountain Guide and Hiking Guide Programs an Advanced Wilderness First Aid course with a minimum of 80 hours is required. Although wilderness courses are preferred, Occupational First Aid Level 3 is also accepted.

  • The Climbing Instructor Programs require a Standard First Aid Course. These courses usually run over a two-day period (minimum 16 hrs), combining theory and practical sessions to provide the basis for dealing with traumatic and medical emergencies.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid

An Advanced Wilderness First Aid course with a minimum 80 hours is required. Courses from the following partial list of providers have proven adequate in the past. Contact the Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Program office if you are uncertain about other programs.
  • Alberta Health and Safety Training Institute
    125 3510 29th Street NE Calgary AB T1Y7E5
    Phones 1.888.670.5406, 403-670-5406, fax 1-866-202-1822
    info@safetyed.ca, www.safetyed.ca
  • Canadian Institute of Safety Search and Rescue Advanced First Aid
    Box 6151, Cochrane AB TOL OW0 Phone 403-932-3689
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Program - National Ski Patrol
    NSP National Office 133 South Van Gordon Street, Suite 100 Lakewood, CO 80228
    http://www.nsp.org/nsp_programs/oec.aspx
  • Pacific Alpine Institute
    102-4369 Main Street, Suite #997, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4 Phone 604 938-7846
    www.pacificalpineinstitute.com
  • Peak Emergency Response Training
    1717 Beach Grove Road South Delta, BC V4L 1P4
    778.899.7325, admin@peakemergencytraining.com, www.peakemergencytraining.com
  • Remote Medical International
    3400 Harbor Ave SW. Suite 344 Seattle, WA 98116
    206.686.4878 Toll Free: 800.597.4911 info@remotemedical.com, www.remotemedical.com
  • Rescue Dynamics
    5109 -17 A Ave. NW, Edmonton AB T6L 1K51
    780-461-5040 rescuedynamicsinfo@telusplanet.net, www.rescuedynamics.ca
  • Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc.
    9 Manyhorses Close, Redwood Meadows, AB T3Z 1A1
    Phone/Fax 403-949-2632 adventuremedic@nucleus.com, www.adventuremed.ca
  • Sirius Wilderness Medicine
    2685 rue Rolland, suite 303, Ste-Adèle, QC J8B 1C9
    Phone 514.509.2112, Toll free 877.982.0066, Fax 514.509.2123
    email: info@siriusmed.com www.siriusmed.com
  • Slipstream Wilderness First Aid
    #403 110-174 Wilson Street, Victoria, BC, V9A 7N7
    1-800-760-3188 email: info@wildernessfirstaid.ca, web: www.wildernessfirstaid.ca
  • Wilderness Alert Safety Training & Products
    Box 95050 Vancouver BC V6P 6V5
    Phone 604-263-1432 or 1-800-298-9919 email:
    info@wildernessalert.com, web: www.wildernessalert.com
  • Wilderness Medical Associates, Canada
    106- 1100 Main St. W., Hamilton ON L8S 1B3
    Phone toll free 1-877-945-3633, 905-524-5531 web www.wildmed.ca
  • Wilderness Medical Consultants
    Box 64 - 512-9th St South, Golden, BC V0A 1H0
    Toll free 1-888-344-4755,  250.344.4755 web www.wildernessmedicalconsultants.ca
    info@wildernessmedicalconsultants.ca
Standard First Aid and CPR Course

These courses usually run over a two-day period (minimum 16 hrs), combining theory and practical sessions to provide the basis for dealing with traumatic and medical emergencies.
The ACMG does not run these programs but rather relies on outside course providers. Programs from the following, partial list have proven acceptable in the past. Please contact the ACMG Training and Certification program office if you have any questions.

Web info:

Explore these sites to find information and contact numbers to find a course near you:

St Johns Ambulance

Red Cross First Aid Programs

Red Cross Wilderness First Aid

You can also check the Advanced First Aid Providers. Some of them may offer Standard First Aid.