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 the program’s Kick
-off and Skills Test will be on Saturday, November
3rd, at CMEMSC. The program will conclude in the beginning of January with a
number of clinics in between to help build your skills and prepare for the final
exam. Below is the schedule for this year’s program –
● Kick-off/Skills Test -Saturday, November 3rd (9AM-3:30PM) CMEMSC, 321
Holden St. Holden,MA
● Skills Re-Test Saturday November 10th Nashoba Valley
( all skills must be signed off by the end of this day to move forward with
the program ) 9am-3:30pm
● 1st Clinic: Sunday November 18th Blue Hills Ski Area 9am-3:30 pm
● 2nd Clinic: Saturday December 1st Wachusett Mtn 9am-3:30
● 3rd Clinic: Sunday December 9th Blue Hills Ski Area 9am-3:30pm
● 4th Clinic: Saturday December 15th Wachusett Mtn 9am-3:30pm
● 5th Clinic: Sunday January 6th Nashoba Valley 9am-3:30pm
● Final Evaluation – Saturday January 12th Nashoba Valley

Any changes or updates to the schedule will be communicated well in advance of the
dates listed above.

The Kick-off/Skills Test, on November 3rd, will include a complete overview of the
program and the requirements for completing the program. Candidates should be
reviewing the skill sheets pertaining to the Skills Testing Stations.

  • Patient assessment and vital signs
  • Oxygen administration, airway adjunct use and suctioning
  • Bleeding control and bandaging ( Steps to control Bleeding)
  • Fracture management
    • 1. Management near a joint ( Elbow )
    • 2. Alignment of angulated fractures ( Humerus )
    • 3. Open fracture management ( Radius/Ulna )
    • 4. Long bone management ( Tib/Fib)
    • 5. Traction splinting ( Midshaft Femur )
  • Spinal immobilization ( Traditional Backboard )
  • Lifting techniques ( Power grip & Power lift, Shoulder drag, Bridge lift )
  • Medical emergencies ( Allergic Reaction, Diabetic )
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 and build your confidence/leadership skills. It’s also a
great way to meet some new people and have fun.
If you plan to attend the Kick
-off/Skills Test please send an email to me at –
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mountain that you patrol.
if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or cell –
Thank you – Josh Tamulen, Senior Training Coordinator (EMARI).

The OET Program provides active NSP members with alpine training for skiing, riding, telemark and toboggan handling skills.


Please stay tuned for more information on OET events.  The New Hampshire Region website has details of events dates -

Patroller School

All NSP patrollers are eligible to attend Eastern Division Patroller Schools. Patroller Schools provide skill-specific training on senior-level terrain with the same Trainer Evaluators (T/E’s) used for the Senior OET program. Patroller Schools are open to all skill levels, from Basic to Certified.

Go to for more information for upcoming information

Senior OET

Patrollers interested in becoming candidates in the Senior OET Program begin the season by getting authorization from their patrol director using this form:

Attendees must contact Missi Tamulen prior to attending.

Upcoming NH/EMARI Senior OET events will be published on the calendar at the beginning of December 2019.

Only pre-registered patrollers can attend Senior OET training events. Last-minute attendees, non-patrollers, friends and family members cannot participate in NSP member-only training.

Throughout the season the Senior OET candidate progress is assessed and specific input regarding improvement is provided by Trainer/Evaluators (T/E’s) so that the candidate can qualify to take the OET Senior Evaluation at the end of the season. T/E’s know that learning is progressive, and that it may take a candidate more than one season to become proficient enough to take and pass the OET Senior Evaluation.

Toboggan Refreshers

EMARI region Ski Patrols need to register their local Toboggan Refreshers with NSP now. Toboggan Refreshers are conducted at the start of the season and should include every active member of the patrol. Patrol directors should contact Missi Tamulen for assistance with the process of getting Toboggan Refreshers registered and started.

This NSP MTR-C Program is a one-day CLINIC reviewing the basics of Knots and Anchors commonly used in the backcountry as well as Emergency Rescue Techniques (low angle rescue) to Women NSP members and non-members.   The day will begin with indoor classroom work reviewing knots and anchors and setting up low angle rescue setups.  We will then take these skills into the field in the afternoon while performing backcountry travel practices.    This is a “part one” of two Women’s programs for the NH NSP Region for 2018.     This course is offered to both Women NSP and Non-NSP members to enhance their knowledge of Rope work and Low Angle Rescue techniques along with safe travel practices in the back country.   Since knots, anchors and low angle rescue are “perishable” skills; this course is considered an introduction to these skills with experienced instructors in a safe, fun and comfortable environment.     
Please see the attachment for more details:

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