Motorized Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Introducing a beginner-level program specifically designed for snowmobilers and snow bikers seeking to venture deeper into the backcountry. Motorized Wilderness Advanced First Aid offers comprehensive medical training tailored to wilderness leaders who frequently navigate remote and challenging environments. Unlike standard first aid courses that focus on urban settings, this program addresses the distinctive demands of wilderness settings. It equips participants with the necessary skills to effectively manage medical emergencies in scenarios where access to hospitals and rescue services may be limited for extended periods. Students will learn to handle situations involving prolonged patient care, harsh environments, and the need to improvise equipment. This intensive 4-day course also covers Motorized Emergency Response Planning and Motorized Backcountry Extraction training, enhancing participants’ preparedness. We highly recommend this course as a minimum training requirement for riding groups looking to expand their mountain exploration. An added advantage is that successful completion of this course allows participants to progress to the more advanced level of Motorized Wilderness First Responder training in the future.

Completion of both Soul Rides Online Learning modules is mandatory for enrollment in this course. Access codes will be provided upon registration to facilitate module completion prior to the course start date.

Motorized Emergency Response Planning / Motorized Backcountry Extraction

All our Motorized Wilderness First Aid Training Courses require a minimum of 5 students for custom bookings. If we only have 5 students, we reserve the right to add more students to the schedule as we need a minimum of 8 people currently. (We hope to reduce this number in the future) If we travel outside of Revelstoke/ Sicamous, BC those minimum student numbers are subject to change and or the price per person.

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Soul Rides Release of Liability / Functional Position Description

COST: CA$800.00 + GST / Student

Course Description

Sample Schedule

Day 1 – 08:00am to 05:00pm Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

Day 2 – 08:00am to 05:00pm Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 – 08:00am to 05:00pm Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 – 08:00am to 05:00pm Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion


As part of Wilderness Medical Associates International’s commitment to your medical rescue training, our instructors and management will consult your group’s needs and teach according to your group’s backgrounds, environments, and experience. Simulations and hands-on activities will be realistic and relevant. Relevant adult education is incorporated directly into our curriculum to maximize learning of medical theory into practical skills.


This course is scheduled for 4-days or 36 to 40 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years. The course is registered for 36 hours of continuing education credit at the First Responder level through CAPCE.

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
  • SOAP Notebook
  • Wilderness and Rescue First Aid
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes


Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any student with special needs.

Motorized Emergency Response Planning / Motorized Backcountry Extraction

Upgrade Your Skills

Motorized Wilderness First Responder (M.W.A.F.R)

The M.W.A.F.A to M.W.F.R Bridge course offers a streamlined pathway for upgrading from Motorized Wilderness Advanced First Aid (M.W.A.F.A) to Motorized Wilderness First Responder (M.W.F.R) in just four days. This course must be completed within three years of finishing the M.W.A.F.A Program. To ensure a seamless transition, the curriculum of the last four days of the Motorized Wilderness First Responder course will be covered in this program. This includes Motorized Winter Survival, as well as Motorized Backcountry Navigation. This bridge course provides the most cost-effective and efficient means for snowmobilers and snow bikers to progress in their preparedness skills and knowledge. It allows individuals to take the next step in their training journey and further enhance their skills in handling medical emergencies and operating in challenging wilderness environments.