Outdoor Emergency Care

Outdoor Emergency Care, Fifth Edition, is the required text book for Ski Patrol and can be ordered by clicking on the image below.

Developed in partnership with the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care, Fifth Edition, offers relevant, invaluable content for all emergency first responders working in an outdoor environment. The contributing authors and reviewers are highly respected experts in education in the outdoor emergency care community. The vast experience of these individuals, combined with over 90 years of EMS work and ski patrolling from the editors alone, has been incorporated into every chapter of this text, providing you with a learning resource that is rich in practical knowledge. This book should be used not only as an initial text but maintained on your bookshelf as a valuable reference manual.

The book is also available in electronic form that can be viewed on a Barnes & Noble nook by clicking on the following link Outdoor Emergency Care (2-downloads).

Hill refresher - Saturday Jan 18th

Please put Saturday, January 18th on your calendar for the Hill Refresher.  We'll start at 8:00am and should be finished around 11:00am.  The good thing is that this year we'll have plenty of snow to refresh on - what a nice change for once.  Please be ready to leave the patrol room at 8:00am.  After some "ground work" we should be on the hill at 8:30.  Doug Paulus will be our Instructor of Record for the event.  Please bring a minimum amount of gear with you for the refresher - one set of skis or one board will be fine and waxing and tuning (what ever that is) should be completed before you arrive on the 18th.  There will be over 30 patrollers sharing the comforts of the patrol room so please be considerate of your fellow patrollers.  If you need a morning snack please select something other than that great stinky French goat cheese and tin of sardines you got for Christmas - we'll all thank you.

If you would like some extra toboggan handling to shake the cob webs off your hill skills contact Doug.  He'll either give you personal attention or direct you to one of our other, capable, toboggan handling instructors.

If you can't make it on the 18th it is your responsibility to work with Doug to complete your hill refresher.  Doug can be best contacted via e-mail at
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