Fanshawe College Wilderness First Responder


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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Timothy Winegard
Hello Everyone,

Thanks so much for putting this course together. I really enjoyed being able to work through the reading and quizzes at my own pace. I think that this platform is really great for this type of course. Thanks again for everything and see you in the New Year. Tim Winegard



Welcome to the

Wilderness First Responder Course - Online Module
Available for online access - Nov 1,2016 - Mar 31,2017


In-class Course Dates @ the Simcoe Campus

Jan 4,5,6,9,10,11


Mid Term Exam

Jan 9th 


Final Exam

This will be a practical scenario based exam in class on Jan 11th


Field Expedition Date



Wilderness First Responder is accepted as the international standard for outdoor professionals and is a minimum requirement by many companies. If you want to work as an outdoor instructor, guide, or your job takes you to remote locations, this course is the for you. While much of your time is spent completing practical skills and scenarios, we will immerse you in this intensive format which will leave you with confidence in your ability to act.

Upon completion you will receive a WFR Certification valid for 3 years.


Lead Instructor:

Scott Hembruff W-EMT


Assistant Instructors:

Sabrina Cook Bsc, BEd, WFR

Katie Telep AEMCA Paramedic

Robin Tapley



For complete instructor biographies please visit this link:


The course is offered in partnership with the Highlands Wilderness Training institute


For any help you require during the course please contact us via any of the following means

Phone: 905-665-1171  or Toll Free: 1-888-515-5498







Now that you have accessed the courses online portion, the process should be fairly simple.

First we need you to ensure you have uploaded a photo to your profile, please do this asap.


On the main course page down the left hand side you will see a list of modules, these modules each represent a specific topic that you will need to develop an understanding of. Some of the modules have printable resources located at the bottom of the module.


Once you have proceeded through each module you should proceed to the task button located at the top of the course page.

Many but not all modules have a quiz or quizzes that must be completed.


Quizzes have a passing mark of 70%

you have two attempts at the quiz


If you do not obtain a mark of 70% after your second attempt please contact Scott early so that we may arrange for remedial assistance.



Additional quizzes and the mid term exam will be uploaded over the next couple weeks. Please ensure you check the tasks option frequently for updated materials & assignments.



In order to ensure all students are properly prepared and have a solid understanding of concepts that we will be discussing during the in-class portion of the course, it is a prerequisite that all students have completed the online modules and associated quizzes with a passing mark of 70% prior to the first in-class session on Jan 4th.


You will also find a tab located at the top of the page called discussions. Please watch this section for messages and updates from the course instructors. In addition we encourage you to work as a team and use this section to ask questions or help others as needed.


Study hard, as one day someone life may depend on it.


We look forward to meeting you in person

The Highlands Wilderness Training Institute Team




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