- Written by Kelley Creamer
Thank you to all the folks that have volunteer so far this season for the Summer Patrol. We have been very busy and learned a lot in our 3 weeks of operations. Our focus this summer is on safety, risk mitigation and guest services.
To date, 17 incidents have been processed in our SIPP system. This does not even cover all the Band-Aids and minor cleanups performed on the mountain! We have had two life flight incident and the team performed admirably to respond to our patient in an expedient manner, identify injuries, secure the patient to the backboard and gurney and transport to the lift evacuation zone. We had great support from the mountain management team for watering down the LZ and assisting with the patient and traffic control.
The pro staff has been taking on a large task of digging and placing all of the directional, trail name, trail crossing and warning signs. This has meant a lot of hiking with equipment to dig in our granite infested mountain.
We are receiving a lot of excited and happy grins from the guests. We are constantly greeted with high fives and thank you’s for being out on the mountain. Some of our patients have even requested photos of those that have assisted them! If you want to be rewarded with big smiles, this is the place to be.
We still are in a deficit for staffing in July. If you can help out on July 22nd, 23rd, 29th or 30th please notify Denise. She is now taking schedule requests for the months of August and September! Please email your schedule request to Denise McLaughlin. If you have already signed up to volunteer, Denise has your lift pass and discount cards printed. When you are up on the mountain you will be able to sign waiver forms and get your passes.
- Written by Super User
Procrastinator Alert! Only 58 days until refreshers.
Reminder! You should have recieved your 2017 OEC Refresher Workbook by now. If you haven't, please contact Kelley and he will check your NSP records and get one coming to you.
Mark your calendars, first refresher date is 16 Sept 2016 at the Pioneer Lodge, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreational Area. first OEC refresher will be at St Luke's Meridian on 17 July 2017
Bogus Basin Ski Patrol OEC REFRESHER—2017—CYCLE A
Tentatively scheduled as follows:
Saturday, 16 Sept 2017 - On The Hill Refresher 07:30 - 16:00
Sunday, 17 Sept 2017 - OEC Refresher @ St. Lukes Meridian 07:30 - 16:00
Saturday, 30 Sept 2017 - OEC Refresher @ St. Lukes Meridian 07:30 - 16:00
Sunday, 1 Oct 2017 - On The Hill Refresher 07:30 - 16:00
Download OEC Refresher Cycle A Workbook here.
OEC Refresher Workbook – The workbook has been mailed to all members. If you did not get yours, you might want to check your address in the NSP system. It is also be available for download from the NSP website – Member Resources, Education Resources, OEC. Note that completing this workbook is required prior to attending any refresher, and is taken to the refresher. The IOR might not let you in without it.
Online Component of the Refresher – For those doing the Hybrid model of the refresher, or for those members who simply want to do a bit more studying in another format, the online component should be available no later than July 1. Note – this is only required for those who are taking a Hybrid model refresher, and is to be done prior to attending the skills portion of the refresher. Do not forget to print your completion certificate and take it to the refresher with you and turn in to the IOR. The IOR might not let you in without it.
Course Enrollment - Make sure that you ‘enroll’ in the refresher you will be attending via the NSP website before the date of the refresher. If you don’t enroll you will not get credit, regardless of if you attend/complete the course or not. Watch the Course Schedule on the site, and this webpage, to see the course offerings as the courses become registered over the summer and fall. Please pay attention to the ‘notes’ that the Instructors post related to details for their course. There are already courses registered for next fall. Kudos to those instructors who have planned ahead and started the process.
Refresher Instructors Guide - The Refresher Committee plans to complete this by June 1. It will be available to OEC Instructors via the website shortly thereafter. Your instructors put in a lot of time planning quality refreshers for you. Please do some homework and go to your refresher prepared to show your quality skills and knowledge of each subject. And before you end your refresher day…. Thank the instructors that put in extra time to help you be the best patroller you can be.