EASTMAN SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE
 
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First Aid & Safety Training 

SURVIVAL TRAINING 

Courses provided by Maple Leaf Survival and located at Wilderness Gate Lodge in Marchand, MB 

Land Navigation

$60 + GST 

Students of this course will learn and practice the fundamentals of land navigation using a map and compass. The course will start by learning how to read a topographical map including various feature symbols, contour lines, scale, grid coordinates, and magnetic declination determination. Compass basics will be covered including taking and following bearings. Compass skills will be combined with the topographical map to measure a bearing along a planned route on the map, and then following that route in the field. Establishing your location by triangulation will be covered and practiced in the field. Navigational skills such as dead reckoning, aiming off, using handrails and catches will be explained and used in a field exercise. For those with GPS experience, techniques for efficient navigation and data collection by combining both methods will be discussed. However, the focus will be on developing map and compass skills as the primary navigational method.


Mandatory equipment is as follows:

- A compass with a siting mirror and declination adjustment (e.g. Silva Ranger or equivalent)

- Waterproof map bag

- Appropriate field clothing (long pants, long sleeve shirt regardless of temperature) and footwear for the weather (we may get wet and muddy)

- Eye protection (sunglasses if bright, clear safety glasses if cloudy)

- Gloves (thin leather work gloves)

- Rain gear - Small backpack for extra clothes, food and water.


Minimum age requirement: 12 years old. Participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a participating parent and/or guardian

Wilderness First Aid 2 Day Course

$275 + GST ( Add CPR Certification $50)

CPR certification is a pre-requisite of all WFA courses. If you have a current CPR certification please provide a photocopy along with your registration forms. If you do not have a current certification you must register for the CPR course on the first evening (5-8pm) of your WFA course. No WFA certification will be issued without current CPR certification.

The course will start at 9:00 am each day. Please arrive up to 15 minutes before the start time to get settled and organized for the day. 100% attendance is a requirement of successful completion of the course. We will break in the morning and afternoon for 15 minutes and for 1 hour at lunch. Please bring your own lunch and beverages for the day.

Course Manual

A course manual is included with the cost of tuition, and will be distributed on the first day of the course.

What to expect at the course

The course is a combination of classroom lecture, indoor skills practice and outdoor scenarios.

Evaluation

Evaluation will be ongoing throughout the course and will include skill demonstrations, scenarios and a multiple choice exam. You will be expected to take notes to maximize your learning during lectures and participate in scenarios.

Certification Period

Your WFA certification is valid for 36 months.

What to wear

The program includes both indoor sessions and outdoor scenarios. You are advised to bring comfortable clothing for the indoor sessions and appropriate attire for outdoor activities (rain or shine). During scenarios we will be using stage make-up and clothes may get dirty.

What to bring for course and scenarios

  • Notebook (or clipboard) and pen
  • Therm-a-rest style or ensolite pad (blue foam mat)
  • Small tarp or ground sheet (4X6)
  • Water bottle
  • Day-pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Watch
Equipment is necessary for completing the scenario component of the course. If you need anything on this list please contact the instructor and arrangements can be made.

Firecraft & Knife Skills

$60 + GST 

Firecraft and Knifework are essential skills to enjoy your time in the wilderness, and particularly important in a survival situation. Learn the nuances about fire theory, efficiency, and the corresponding knife skills to effectively and safely accomplish basic tasks in the field. All equipment necessary to participate in this course will be provided. Participants need only dress appropriately for the weather. 
Minimum age: 12 years old. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a participating parent and/or guardian

Wilderness Survival Course 

$150 + GST 

Maple Leaf Survival's comprehensive course provides a solid base of fundamental skills and knowledge that you can use to keep yourself alive in virtually any environment.


Topics include:

A) Shelter building

B) Water

C) Fire

D) Food

1) Knife Skills

2) Primitive Navigation

3) Signalling and Rescue

4) Essential Kit


Lunch is included and participants will also receive a Discount on their next purchase from Wilderness Supply.


All equipment necessary to participate will be provided. Participants need only dress appropriately for the weather.


Minimum age requirement: 12 years old. Participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a participating parent and/or guardian.