EMARI Region 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. As follows is the schedule for this year’s program –

  • Kick-off – Sunday, November 20th (8AM-12PM) – CMEMSC, 321 Holden St., Holden, MA
  • Sunday, December 4th (8AM-12PM) – CMEMSC, 321 Holden St., Holden, MA
  • Tuesday, December 6th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, December 8th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Tuesday, December 13th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, December 15th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Tuesday, December 20th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, December 22nd (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Tuesday, December 27th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, December 29th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Tuesday, January 3rd (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, January 5th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Tuesday, January 10th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Wachusett Mountain
  • Thursday, January 12th (6:30PM-9:30PM) – Nashoba Ski Area
  • Evaluation – TBD (will be either Saturday, January 14th or Sunday, January 15th)

In addition to the above, there may be additional weekend clinics added to the schedule. Any changes or updates will be communicated well in advance of the date. The kick-off, on November 20th, will include a complete overview of the program and the requirements for completion.

In addition, candidates will work on skill sign-offs which will include

  • Patient assessment and vital signs
  • Oxygen administration, airway adjunct use and suctioning
  • Bleeding control and bandaging
  • Fracture management (1. Management near a joint, 2. Alignment of angulated fractures, 3. Open fracture management, 4. Long bone management and 5. traction splinting)
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Lifting techniques
  • Medical emergencies

If you plan to attend the kick-off and move forward in the program please come prepared to demonstrate your proficiency in the above skills.

As mentioned above the OEC Module of the Senior Program is a great way to strengthen your skills, build your confidence and leadership skills. It’s also a great way to meet some new people and have some fun.

If you plan to attend the kick-off please send me an email at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your name, cell phone number and the mountain that you patrol. In addition, if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or cell – 508-439-9885.

Thank you – Jon Longley, Senior Training Coordinator (EMARI).

If you would like more information on the Sr. OEC program contact: Jon Longley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

No events