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, November 26, 2018

OEC SouthBay 2019

OEC SouthBay training for the 2018-2019 winter season is complete.  Check back here in the Spring 2019 timeframe for information about the Fall 2019 OEC SouthBay course.  More information on other courses may be at: http://www.easternsierraregion.org/

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Exam Success!

Candidates - 

A big congratulations on success in your final exam this weekend.  100% pass, many perfect scores, and strong accolades from the examiners.  I'm confident you'll go on to be great patrollers!

And a big thanks for the patrollers & examiners who helped make the event a success.  And, of course, thanks to our host, Novo Construction, and to our chief judge, Mark Galica, for another great job this year.

Now, give yourself a pat on the back.  And then check CMS...

I've added a few pics to the class photo album here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Protocol for Final Practical Exam

Candidates -

As we discussed, here are the instructions & protocol for our Final Practical Exam.  Download & read carefully.

Link here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UmFwkypJziL-fqDHyzG9FDLAaDDPqnoN?usp=sharing

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Great MCI Simulation Event!

Candidates -

Congrats on a great performance at our Mass Casualty Incident simulation event!   You all handled a broad variety of injuries and some crazy situations and did it well!  Pics below and on the class photo album here.

Now on to the written & practical final exams!  I know you'll do well.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Final Saturday Practice for the Final Practical Exam

All -

As we discussed in class, we'll get together Saturday for a practice for the Practical Final.  John Wiser will host (Big thanks to John).

Saturday's practice will be at Rinconada Park, Palo Alto.  9AM to 11AM.  Meet near the tennis courts (like last time).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Training Objectives Now

Three weeks to the practical final exam.  Our objective now is to practice & hone skills - just like in athletics - to peak for the big game.  

As we discussed in class, here are some focal points to incorporate in your thinking, training & practice.