Rescue Dynamics
5109 - 17A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
phone (780) 461 - 5040



This letter will serve to introduce you to the Emergency Mountaineering First Aid or “EMFA” Course you expressed interest in. Although we are offering several EMFA courses for special groups this year, the only course open to the public is scheduled for December 10, 11, 2016 and is sponsored by the Edmonton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada. Contact the Edmonton Section for course fee and registration information. The venue has not been confirmed as of yet. The course fee includes GST, instruction, textbook and SAM splint.

In order for you to be confirmed on the course you must prepay the course fee and complete the course application form. If you have not prepaid, we cannot guarantee your spot, so be sure you contact us before the course to confirm availability. See our website for complete cancellation policies and procedures.

The course introduces you to basic first aid related to traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies related to the outdoor & mountain environment. This course has a strong emphasis on the outdoors and improvising with the materials at hand in outdoor situations.

We will only be covering one person adult CPR as part of this course and not covering AED use, so I urge you to attend a more comprehensive CPR training course before or after attending this course. This course is Outdoor First Aid and does not address some topics that may be covered in an urban based standard first aid course.

We will provide instruction and a variety of splinting and bandaging materials, but we encourage you to bring a pack containing the equipment you might have on a one day or multi-day hiking, skiing, paddling or climbing trip for the second day of the course. Everything from packs and sleeping bags to skis and poles can be used to improvise first aid devices.

You should wear old comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. We will spend a fair amount of time doing various skills which may have you laying on the floor or down on your hands and knees.

If you book at least four weeks in advance you will be mailed a copy of Wilderness First Aid 4th edition by AAOS & the Wilderness Medical Society. A number of handouts will also be provided, but you will require your own pencil and paper if you want to make notes.

Meeting time and place for the course is 8:00 am, at a location to be announced. Be completely ready for an indoor class at that time. You should prepare a bag lunch and drinks for each day of the course so that lunch breaks can be kept to a reasonable length of time. The course runs from 8:00 to 6:00 each day. There is a tremendous amount of material to presented in this short span, so please strive to be on time. In case of emergency you can contact me on my cell phone at (780) 916-7951.

There is a 40 question exam at the end of the course. Upon successful completion you will receive a EMFA certificate from Rescue Dynamics as well as a ECSI Wilderness First Aid card. Rescue Dynamics is a registered Educational Centre with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, which is the training arm of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.


Cyril Shokoples IFMGA
Chief Instructor

Mountain Guide & Divemaster

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Rescue Dynamics
5109 - 17A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
phone (780) 461 - 5040
Last updated Sunday, October 9, 2016