Frequently asked questions
How should I dress?
I am booked on my Wilderness Course, now what?
Wilderness First Aid Courses only:
Please be sure to complete the "First Aid Course Registration" form on the "Course Schedule/Booking" tab of our website.
"All" courses including Wilderness First Aid:
Please be sure to visit the "Participant Forms" part of our website.
Clients are required to complete the following:
Form 1 of 2: Liability Waiver
Form 2 of 2: Emergency Contact & Medical History
We will send you a complete welcome package with instructions that will include:
- map to location
- checklist for what to bring
- list of area hotels, restaurants
What do I need to bring with me on my Wilderness Course?
Clients will be contacted in advance with an actual list of items to bring.
In general, clients should think about bringing in a back pack:
- writing pencils (Ink doesnt work well in the outdoors... especially extreme cold and hot)
- note book for note taking
- a watch!
- knee pads
- work/Gardening gloves with PVC/Latex/polyurethane coated hand grips
- bug/tick rellant
- sun hat
- rain suit/gear (jacket and pants)
- any medications needed for the day
- drinking container with carabiner
- waterbottles filled (1.5-2 litres per day) to refill your drinking container
* a Medium zip lock bag for garbage in the spirit of a "leave no trace" experience
Previous Clients have brought with them:
- portable/compact (but sturdy) lawn chairs
- winter boot grips
Cancellation, Payment and Refund Policy
Cancellations are requested two weeks or more of the start date will receive a full refund less a $30.00 admin fee.
If you need to cancel within two weeks, we will gladly rebook you/save a space on a future course.
Clients shall ensure that payment is made in full at 14 Calendar days PRIOR to commencement of the first day of training.
Clients who have arranged a payment schedule with our Admin team, shall ensure that payments are received by the start of class of the first day.
FACT First Aid Certification Training will not provide students with proof of certification, for example certification cards, until such time as their account balance has been paid in full.
Clients who NO-SHOW to a course and fail to contact FACT First Aid CErtification training s prior to the commencement of the course will not be eligible for rescheduling in a future course at a future time.
Contact for cancellations are:
Office: 343-362-2631 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Participants are responsible for their own meals unless the course you have booked specifically states that your course is an all inclusive.
Bring packed lunches each day.
Depending on course location, there is likely to NOT be commercial food options near by.
In some cases, catering may be brought in, however this will be at an additional fee.
Options will be confirmed as courses are scheduled for booking and posted.
In most options, participants are welcomed to camp where the course is being held.
You will be advised of options/requirements, such as bring a tent, or you may stay in shelter, class etc. again, that will be confirmed in your welcome package.
Additional accomodation fees will be advertised when the courses are posted.
How should I dress for my Wilderness course?
While its always nice to have the latest and greatest clothing and gear, its not necessary to pay a fortune to look fashionable.
You should dress comfortable, and you will get dirty on this course.
We recommend a LAYERED CLOTHING SYSTEM!
The best approach to dressing for the outdoors is a system that allows you our client the sto add and remove layers of clothing as the temperature changes. The three main layers are the following:
This layer stays directly against the skin and wicks away moisture from the skin. For example: polypro underwear, quick dry nylon pants. Note: avoid cotton as it keeps moisture next to the skin.
Suggested clothing includes a wool sweater or fleece jacket.
Wind-proof layer that protects student from wind and rain, for example: raincoat, Gore-Tex (type)jacket, or ski jacket in the winter.
Can I wear Shorts?
Eventhough the weather outside may be warm/hot enough to wear shorts, at FACT we will always recommend wearing light in weight/light coloured long sleeves and long pants while in the wilderness in order to minimize tick exposure and bites.
Courses that are both inside and outside:
Again, please follow the layered system formula.
Clients will be advised if their course is one that is a combined indoor/outdoor course.
A few minutes will be given to our clients to "calibrate" and remove layers.
We recommend bringing an indoor pair of shoes and a second pair of socks or slippers to wear inside (to assist in eeping the indoor classroom clean and your feet from overheating!)
Alcohol and Recreational Drugs Policy
No alcohol, Cannabis or illegal substances are to be consumed while on site/or the duration of the course. Any participant found under the influence of, or in possession of alcohol or illegal substances will be asked to leave the course without a refund or rescheduling.
Breaks will be provided during the course.
Smoking is restricted to specific areas.
Please be considerate of other participants who may have allergies or sensitivities to smoking.
FACT First Aid Certification Training (FACTPlus) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. We do NOT share, sell, or otherwise disclose informtation about our clients to any other party except as required to:
1) process purchases
2) process certification through the Canadian Red Cross as an authorized training partner
FACT First Aid Certification Training is the sole owner of the information collected on the FACT First Aid Certification Training website. FACT First Aid Certification Training collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
During the order/registration checkout, a user must provide contact information such as name, date of birth, phone number, email address, home address, credit card number, expiration date, and any medical information that the client feels is needed to know by our instructor to ensure successful completion of the course.
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Special Offers and Updates
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We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services. Our course administrator may use both email and phone information to communicate with clients in regards to issues relating to course registration, course payment, or to clarify information provided during the registration.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
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When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line. When ordering, our form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers).
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While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees must enter their password to gain access to user information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a high-security environment at our co-location facilities.
Notification of Changes
It is the responsibility of the client to advise FACT First Aid Certification Training (FACTPlus) at the time of registration of any pre-existing or potentially aggravating medical conditions, injuries or illnesses that may interfere or have the potential to be aggravated by the nature of the course or training being provided and to discuss any accomodations which can be provided.
It is up to the client to discuss with the instructor(s) their limitations, and the Instructor(s) will make every effort to adapt and accommodate the training to ensure that both the clients training needs and safety are met.
Clients should consider things such as Epi-Pens for allergies, prescription medications, asthma inhalers, diabetic supplies, snacks etc. and shall bring to the course any items they feel may be necessary based on their personal needs.
FINAL DECISION ON ACTIVITIES THE STUDENT CAN PARTICIPATE IN RESTS WITH THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Given the nature of our business, the training provided and the possibility of hazards relating to remote wilderness locations, wildlife, and environmental factors, the instructor will have final authority and say with regards to the commencement or cancellation of courses relating to risks associated with the environment in which the training is being provided.
Clients should understand that portions of the courses are taught in an outdoor wilderness environment, as such, there are risks.
Instructors will allow courses to go ahead in less than ideal weather,
HOWEVER when the instructor deems that the weather could present higher potential for hazard i.e. lightning, extremes in temperature etc. the Instructor reserves the right to pull students from the field training if the course has already commenced, or to reschedule a course if it has not commenced.
If an instructor is required to suspend a course while in progress, students will be given the opportunity to reschedule in a future course at no cost.
If the course has not commenced the student will be contacted by the instructor via the phone # or email provided by the student at time of registration and given an opportunity to reschedule for a future course.