Fall 2015 Outdoor Emergency Care Course
This site covers the National Ski Patrol's Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training course that's held in the San Francisco South Bay area each Fall. Details on registration, materials, preparation and location are located on the tabs above. Course updates are posted below as they are published.
Outdoor Emergency Care® is the National Ski Patrol’s award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. Developed in the late 1980s for the 26,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer. Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.
Monday, June 24, 2019
As you've seen in the class prep instructions above, you'll need to prepare & have 4 cravats in your supply pack.
Janice Waits, long-time patroller, instructor, as well as regional and division officer, has kindly prepared a number of sets. These will be available first-come/first-served from Janice directly. She has not named a price, but I understand she likes wine & beer.
If you're interested, contact Janice directly at: jrwaits40 <at> gmail.com and negotiate your transaction.
Thanks Janice for your support one again this year.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Candidates - The official course number for our course is: F066190003.
Patrollers & Instructors - As usual, shoot me your NSP ID # and I'll list you as an assisting patroller on your NSP record.
As you know, you need to register for both the course (via Eventbrite) AND the National office (instructions & overview video on the "Registration" tab above).
This is always a confusing process, particularly the National Office registration. So, some tips in doing so:
If you have a ski area identified & they have accepted you as a candidate, register as a "Candidate". Instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19UbEJmsIcSwNzNXJcwPqhp2L_qLJyP7l/view?usp=sharing
If you have not yet been accepted into a ski area's program, register as an "Associate". Instructions here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c3pfCJId0CwU6RgTFrOGC-tgFNIExrnr/view?usp=sharing
Just to add to the confusion, all students in OEC classes are called "Candidates". This applies if you're a candidate, associate, etc. per the above definitions.
Before you register with the National Office, see this note from Nancy Stromswold from the ESR BoD:
*New candidates who register and pay NSP dues after July 1, 2019 will have dues posted on their profile through 12-31-2020 (last 1/2 of 2019 and all of 2020.) If a new member pays their NSP dues before July 1, 2019, dues will be posted through 12-31-2019.
*Current and new members must have current NSP dues paid to [get credit for courses they take]
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
We've had high initial interest in the class, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.
Class info Here: https://oecsouthbay.blogspot.com/
Registration link Here:
Thursday, April 4, 2019
- We're working on the schedule now. Looks like we're going to go for a 9 week class, starting off with an all-day Saturday kick-off. More info soon. (Update: Prelim schedule now up @ link above)
- We'll likely start at the end of August/early September, and wrap up with the final practical exam on Nov. 9.
- Location will be in the SouthBay, details TBD.
- We should have things squared away in the next few weeks, and open registration in early June.
In the meantime, enjoy your spring turns & we'll see you all soon!
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Region is holding a special event next month to recruit new ski patrol candidates. Specifics below.
Two items of note:
- If you have potential candidates, invite them to this event where they can learn about what's involved in joining, how-to do so, and meet many on the teams already.
- We'd like to have a handful of patrollers at the event to help answer questions from the candidates. If you have some time the evening of April 4, please stop on by.
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Where: Helm of Sun Valley Ski Shop - San Mateo Location. 333 N Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94401