Wilderness Medicine

WSS offers Wilderness Medical Associates First Aid and Advanced medical train courses. WMA plays a key role in the development of remote and practical medicine Internationally. They/we are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Established in the early ’70s, WMA provides comprehensive backcountry medical training and certifications to outdoor and medical professionals at all levels. The WMA cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents. It is our belief that people working in remote environments should have appropriate wilderness first aid training. Wether you are a week-end camper, an expedition guide, or a medical professional we offer a spectrum of courses to suit everyone’s needs. WMA provides training for many of the world’s outdoor professionals:

  • US & Canadian Military
  • Outward Bound
  • FBI S.W.A.T. teams
  • The National Parks Service (US)
  • Parks Canada Wardens
  • The Ministry of Natural Resources
  • The FBI Tactical Medics
  • University Outdoor Programs: Thompson River’s, Queens, McGill, Lakehead, Guelph, Windsor, Ryerson, McMaster…to name only a few)
  • Rafting and Whitewater companies
  • Summer Camps

Outdoor Professionals

WFA – Wilderness Fist Aid

WAFA – Wilderness Advanced First Aid

WAFA to WFR Bridge

WFR – Wilderness First Responder

5-Day WFR – Wilderness First Responder

W-EMR – Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder

Medical Professionals

WARM – Wilderness & Rescue Medicine

WALS – Wilderness Advanced Life Support