Announcement: Volunteer Registration for the 121st Boston Marathon Medical Positions

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is Monday, April 17, 2017. Volunteer Registration deadline is February 8, 2017. Kindly share this so that we can get the word out in our regional memberships. As one of the American Red Cross/Marathon medical race course coordinators, I invite our patrollers (who are at least 18 years old, with a minimum of OEC-Tech and CPR by the race date) to submit an application for assignment at one of the volunteer medical positions along the race course. (See e-mail instructions below). OEC-Techs, EMT's and especially paramedics and nurses are encouraged to apply because we run a number of medical stations with IV capability on the route. Also, we were successful at getting OEC-Technician as a recognized medical certification last year with the BAA.

To get the BAA registration Log-In information, patrollers should e-mail Jenn Glabicky directly: and please mention my name (Jonathan Goldfield) in that e-mail. Jenn is the Red Cross marathon course medical recruiting coordinator. Again, the registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Thank you, everyone. See you on the snow!

 Signed, Jonathan Goldfield
(Ski Bradford & Pats Peak Ski Patrols, EMARI Treasurer)
(Medical Resupply Coordinator for American Red Cross/Boston Marathon Course Medical Team)
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2016-2017 OEC Module of the Senior Program

- (November 2016)

The goal of the OEC Module of the Senior Program is to expand and improve the knowledge and skills of NSP members relating to handling complex situations involving decision making, problem management and leadership. The program also prepares patrollers for leadership roles within the NSP.

If you are interested in working to become a stronger, more confident patroller you should consider this program. The program is designed to help you build upon your skills related to; problem and patient assessment, resource management, OEC skills and transportation considerations, and finally leadership in terms of communication skills, the ability to direct others and confidence.

This year’s program will kick-off on Sunday, November 20th and will conclude in mid-January with a number of clinics in between to help build your skills and prepare for the final examination.

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2016 NSP Board Election

- (October 2016)

The Board election is open and will run through Thursday, December 1, closing at 4pm Mountain Time.

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Young Adult Powderfall Scholarship

- (October 2016)

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is offering scholarships for Powderfall 2017 to one deserving patroller from each NSP division, a total of 11 scholarships. Powderfall will take place April 6-8, 2017, in Aspen/Snowmass (Colorado). These scholarships include the Powderfall registration and $300 to help defray the costs of food, hotel, or travel. The scholarships will only be awarded to active patrollers in good standing that are currently between the ages of 15 to 25 years old and who have patrolled at least one full season.

The recipient must be a leader in their patrol/division in some way; have outstanding service; have a written endorsement of the patrol director; have shown a commitment to the NSP, and; completed and submitted an application.

Applications are due Novermber 1.

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Avalanche Training 2017

- (October 2016)

NSP Level 1 for Rescue Personnel Smugglers Notch VT, POC Mark Renson: 27-29 January 2017 Cost Members $175 Non-members $275

NSP Level 2 for Rescue Personnel Whiteface Mtn. NY, POC Chuck Boyd: 9-12 March 2017 Cost Members TBD Non-members TBD

NSP Level 1 for Rescue Personnel Mt. Washington NH, POC Eric Zaharee: 17-19 March 2017 Cost Members $175 Non-members $275

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

- (October 2016)

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop is a one-day professional development seminar for people working in avalanche safety. It provides a venue for avalanche workers to listen to presentations and discuss new ideas, techniques and technologies with their colleagues. The meeting is intended for avalanche forecasters, ski guides, avalanche education instructors, ski patrollers, students, and researchers, but the meeting is open to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of avalanche safety.

It will take place Saturday November 5 at Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME.

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Mountain Travel and Rescue Level 1 -- Bradford MA

- (October 2016)

Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) level 1 course is a prerequisite for MTR2, and is an elective course for NSP patrollers that have an interest in becoming knowledgeable in backcountry travel and rescue procedures. This course is also open to the public with the same interests.

It will take place November 19-20 at Ski Bradford. Course description (pdf)

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Avalanche and Mountain Travel and Rescue 2015-2016 Report

- (September 2016)

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Avalanche Training

- (September 2016)

Three introductory Avalanche courses are now available. Comprehensive hybrid training.More information »

Refresher Dates

- (September 2016)

Bradford Ski Patrol: Course #E00816002 - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Bradford Ski Area, Haverhill, MA. Brian Coolidge is the IOR,

Blue Hills: Course# E02916001 - Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Blue Hills Ski Area, Canton, MA. Gordon Hughes is the IOR,

Nashoba Valley/Ski Ward: Course# E21116002 - Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Littleton, MA. David Polsey, IOR,

Wachusett Mtn: Course # E20616001 - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Mountview Middle School, Holden, MA. Registration begins 7am. Closed to Wachusett Patrollers only. Josh Tamulen is the IOR,

Yawgoo Valley: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Yawgoo Valley, Exeter, RI.

Check out the calendar page for more info.

Avalanche, MTR & Nordic Refresher

- (September 2016)

The Avalanche, MTR & Nordic Refresher mtg @ Valley Forge, PA orig sched for Sept 9th-11th has to be changed to the weekend of Sept 16th-18th
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- (September 2016)

by John Caron

A thank you to all who came to Shawnee Peak, Bridgton, Maine to participate in the NSP Mountain Travel and Rescue Enhancement seminar on May 8, 2016. The Maine, New Hampshire and EMaRI MTR staffs got together to offer a day of Land Navigation a perishable skill. Previous MTR students came back for a focused refresher and a day of practice, plus there was a sizable group of first-timers and at least five non NSP members.
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- (Apr 2016)

Land Navigation Continuing Education Seminar (NSP COURSE #: 34744)
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, Bridgton, Maine, May 8th 2016, 8 am to 5 pm  - Download full description here.

UPDATE - 2016 EMARI Newsletter: Jan

- (Jan 2016)

The 2016 EMARI Newsletter January edition is now available online.  - Download it here.

Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar

- (Mar 2016)

The 2016 Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar will be held March 18-21 at Bromley Mountain, Peru, VT. Learn more and register here.

Young Adult Combined OEC & OET Day @ Pat's Peak

- (Mar 2016)

Prepare for the 2016 Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Seminar on March 5, 2016 at Pat's Peak in Henniker, NH. Learn more and register here.

Senior S & T Program

- (Nov 2015)

The 2015-2016 Senior S & P Program kicks off in December. Please see the Programs page for details and the Calendar page for dates and times.

2016 Women's S&T Program Schedule

- (Nov 2015)

The tentative schedule for 2015-2016 Women's S&T Program Events has been released. Download it here. As the dates are finalized, they will be added to the calendar page.

Avalanche Course Scheduled for Northfield Mountain

- (Oct 2015)

Northfield Mountain will host an Avalanche Level 1 Module 1 (Classroom) course on November 14 (Saturday), postponed from the previously scheduled October 24. Extensive "homework" is required in advance of the in-person classroom session. All details are available at:

EMARI MTR and Avalanche Report

- (Oct 2015)

Download the report here (pdf).

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop and Dinner

- (Nov 2015)

The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held on Saturday November 7th in Bretton Woods, NH. The workshop brings together avalanche-minded individuals to share their enthusiasm for snow and discuss topics related to the winter in cold steep climates. Workshop and Dinner Details (pdf)

UPDATE - 2015 EMARI Newsletter: August

- (Aug 2015)

The 2015 EMARI Newsletter August edition is now available online. Download a copy today - download EMARI Newsletter

Calendar Updates

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Patrol Refresher Dates
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