Scott Hembruff

W-EMT, Instructor

Scott is the Operations Manager and Chief Training Instructor for The Highlands Wilderness Training Institute, In addition to being an avid angler and an experienced boater with many years of experience under his belt, A past member of a local Volunteer Fire Department, possessing a strong background in the emergency services/ rescue and medical field. In addition Scott is a licensed commercial pilot with experience flying floatplanes around the North. Holder of The Royal Life Saving Society Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross. PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. And recipient of two Central East Base Hospital “Lightning Bolt Awards” for being involved in the successful resuscitation of 2 Cardiac Arrest Victims. A previous member of the Canadian Civil Air Search & Rescue based out of Yellowknife NWT and the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.


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Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA)
Certification Validity: 3 Years
This course is a fun and practical introduction into Wilderness First Aid. We create realistic scenarios to prepare our students for emergencies they may encounter while enjoying the outdoors.
This BWFA course is a 2 day course that offers a great insight into the world of Wilderness First Aid. This course is perfect for anyone who likes to play in the great outdoors! We cover all of the essential topics while putting you into a number of realistic scenarios using fake blood and moulage makeup. This course is perfect for those who recreate in the outdoors and would like to add on to their urban Standard first aid qualification.

Students will be issued a Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA) Certification and is valid for 3 years.

This course is also available online with 1 day of in person practical session.



Topics to be covered include:
Patient Assessment

Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures

Spinal Cord Injuries

Shock Head Injuries

Wilderness Wound Management

Fracture Management


Cold Injuries

Heat Illness



The Medical Patient


Selecting & Constructing A Wilderness First Aid Kit 

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