The National Ski Patrol Systems has developed an intensive first aid training course that is based on education and skills. This training is the foundation of every patroller and is specially designed for the winter and mountain environment in which patrollers work.
Regardless of the previous medical training that a person may have, short of a medical doctor, every ski patrol candidate must complete the Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course and demonstrate the necessary skills in order to be eligible for consideration as a member of the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol (OEC courses from other patrols may transfer). Candidates with advanced medical training such as PA’s, RN's and EMTP's may challenge the course by passing the written exam and properly demonstrate the OEC skills.
Age: Student Patrol candidates must be 15 years old by January 1 in order to enroll in the course. Student candidates are required to attend additional skill builders on Sundays (times and dates to be arranged).
Space is limited to first 15 students.
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights, Sept. 18 to Dec. 12, running from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Each candidate must understand that completion of the OEC course does not guarantee a position on the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol (Volunteer, Student, or Professional). Positions to be filled on the patrol are based on needs, exam and skill scores, on-hill skills, and attitude.
To Register: Please contact Mission Ridge Ski Patrol Director Brad Whiting, firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 888-9411 ext.411, with any questions or to register.