Urban Survival and Emergency Planning
David is the Founder, Director and Senior Instructor of WSC Survival School Inc. and one of the most respected and foremost leading survival experts in Canada. David has the distinction of being the first survival instructor for the world-renowned survival expert Les Stroud (Survivorman) and has been instructing wilderness survival and outdoor education programs in Canada for more than 30 years. His teaching extends to numerous clubs, businesses, and industry groups including Great Lakes Helicopter School, Pontiac Search and Rescue, Humber College (Flight Aviation Program – commercial airline pilots), Falconbridge Mining Corporation as well as various government, military and law enforcement organizations.
David has numerous television and radio appearances on TSN’s the Great Outdoorsman Show, the Hunter & Angler Show, City TV’s Breakfast Television, The Weather Network News, Global TV News (survival tips), FAN Radio, Outdoor Life’s “Camp n’ Out Series” (the survival expert). David has appeared in SARSCENE magazine and Les Stroud’s book “Survive!” and was selected as the Survival Consultant for seasons 1 and 2 of the YTV Television Series “Survive This”, developed and hosted by Les Stroud.
David has also written numerous newspaper articles concerning Wilderness Survival and Preparedness. In addition to his media appearances, he also presents seminars and workshops at conferences held by such organizations as the Ontario Camping Association and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Many of his presentations extend to public shows as well, such as the Ontario Out-of-Doors Annual Hunting and Fishing Show, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, and the Outdoor Adventure Show.
David has utilized his extensive knowledge in wilderness survival, GPS navigation, map & compass use, edible and medicinal plants, and outdoors training to write several of the Wilderness Survival School manuals, including the WTI Wilderness Survival Manual, the Outdoors Pursuits Camp Manual, and the Project LOST manual. David is also a consultant and program designer, having pioneered numerous outdoor programs for groups, individuals and organizations of all sizes.
David is currently researching lost victims and survival preparedness and has recently received a grant to develop a “standardized” survival program aimed at saving lives in the wilderness, in association with Search and Rescue and Emergency Measures organizations.
Academically, David has the following credentials: B.A. Environmental Studies (York); Diploma in Business Administration (Seneca); Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Humber); and Certificate in Wilderness Emergency Care (Humber). Presently he is completing a M.Ed/Phd (BSU) in youth at risk education.
- Business information and data protection
- Emergency planning
- Backup energy alternatives
- Staff personal survival kits
- Office survival kits
- Backup communications equipment
- Case studies: What if ?
- Emergency measures agencies (news and alerts)
- Practical outdoor/overnight survival simulation exercises (dependent on course format)
The Urban Survival Preparedness and Emergency Planning program is provided in several different formats.
- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm workshop
- $199.00 per person, held at our seminar sites.
- $169.00 per person, held at your business or seminar site.
- Includes refreshments and lunch.
- Includes 1-day survival preparedness workshop & survival team building 1/2 day or full day.
- Option for your own in-house year-end or organizational meetings, training and break-outs.
- $299.00 – $499.00 per person based on number of nights and meal plan etc. (Ontario locations)
- Contact us with your individual requirements and we can customize the most effective program for your business or organization.
- Programs provided for businesses and organizations across Canada and for international locations
- Programs provided at clients business or seminar location or at separate training facilities.
- Pricing is dependent on location.
- Contact us for custom program options and pricing information.
Please contact us for more information or to inquire about booking a training seminar or program for your organization.