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.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

OEC SouthBay 2022

OEC SouthBay training for the 2022 winter season is complete. Check back here in the Spring 2023 timeframe for information about the Fall 2023 OEC SouthBay course. More information on other courses may be at: http://www.easternsierraregion.org/

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Final Exam 2022 Success!

Candidates - 

A big congratulations on your success in your final exam this weekend.  100% pass, and strong accolades from the examiners.  Well deserved.  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 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 2, 2022

MCI Venue = Putnam Mazda, Burlingame

 All - 

Here are the details on the venue for Thursday's Mass Casualty Simulation training event.  Thanks once again to Putnam Dealership group for allowing us to use their facility!

Address: Putnam Mazda. Address = 65 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010. Google maps link here.

Thursday, Nov. 3.  6:30 PM

Google Map here: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Tips as We Approach the Written & Practical Final Exams


Practical Exam Evaluation Criteria

 Candidates - As we discussed in class. the practical exam evaluation criteria contain both a standard set of criteria, and a set of criteria customized to each specific test scenario and skill station.

Here is a generic version of the evaluation sheet.

And here are the tips we discussed in class:

Practical Exam Location

 As we discussed in class. the practical exam will be here: 2333 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon

Details on schedule pending.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Ski Season Fitness

 Candidates (and Patrollers) - 

As we discussed in class, your candidate year can be physically demanding.  To perform your best, it's best to be in  your best shape.  There are a number of ski-specific programs available, and here are a couple to consider.  Regardless, pick yours - it's time to hit it.

Wagner Skis:  Program here.

CMH Heliskiing.  Program here.