Welcome to BFA
BFA is a Canadian health and safety company specializing in occupational health and safety education, remote staffing and ice and water rescue training. With operations throughout the Canadian Arctic, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality education, staffing and logistics services.
In partnership with industry leaders in various fields of health and safety, BFA offers a diverse portfolio of educational programming in areas such as workplace and wilderness first aid, ice and cold-water rescue, swift water/flood rescue and emergency/disaster preparedness. Utilizing the most innovative pedagogical methods, our educational specialists can custom design a curriculum specific to the needs of your organization.
BFA offers custom outdoor survival education that is specific to the needs of our clientele. Our survival courses are held entirely in the field and we utilize simulation to reinforce key concepts. Our previous clients include Environment and Climate Change Canada, RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces and Parks Canada. If you are looking to prepare for the worst-case scenario, BFA can help.
I have been taking First Aid/CPR for more years then I can remember. But this was hands down, the best learning/teaching experience I have ever had! It was not based on reading the super thick book, it involved LOTS of conversation and real life experience! Thanks Rene for making it such an awesome and open experience!!! I can honestly say, for the first time, I could, if need be (but hopefully not!) be able to do all that I was taught! Highly, HIGHLY recommend everyone having you as their teacher! Well done!
Did intro to map and compass with Rene yesterday ! An excellent teacher and awesome person. It is great to go through the material with someone who used the skills extensively in field to check your work and instill confidence. You will leave with confidences of navigating from point to point through country with little landmarks. Well worth the money for a lifetime of adventure on your own terms!
Spent the weekend taking the Boreal Wilderness First aid training! Rene was professional, engaging and funny. The course was enjoyable and incredibly useful. (and certifies you with red cross first aid) I wouldn’t go out on the land without someone with the knowledge gained from this course! Loved the outdoor scenarios, northern practicality and hands on training.
If you are a hiker, camper, hunter, outdoors man or outfitter I highly recommend his program!
Can’t wait to take the next level!
I just finished up the Standard First Aid course today and it’s been a really nice 2 days of learning about it, thanks to Boreal first aid and to Renee for the way he taught us, it’s been really interesting and fun!
Took the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course (20 hours, 2.5 days). Awesome instructor, this is a man made to train others for the wilderness. Finds the perfect balance between didactic and hands-on training. Really takes the time to get to know the students, to incorporate everyone into a scenario to ensure experience and comfort with whatever the wild can throw at you. He personally made all the scenarios so that they were suited for the landscape and was not afraid of getting wet and dirty to drive the idea of urgency and necessity home when necessary. Has all the right gear for the job. Knows where to put emphasis on certain topics, based on priority. Truly one of the better first aid courses I’ve been to. Would totally take his other courses.
My wife and I took the Standard First and CPR course this weekend and it was a great learning experience…Rene kept everyone entertained and involved, and worked in some scenario training which added to the learning….awesome job and I would highly recommend to anyone looking to certified to do a course by Rene
Just finished the two day Standard First Aid course with CPR & AED. Great course and an excellent instructor. The class discussion was informative and engaging. Would highly recommend!
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