New England Summit - 2019
The 2019 New England Summit is being held September 10th & 11th at Sunday River Resort in Maine. The two-day event showcases 40 individual educational seminars covering Lift Maintenance, Marketing, HR, Mountain Operations, Energy & Climate; Snowmaking, Grooming, Ski Patrol, and more.
For more information and to register for this event, visit the New England Summits website - www.nesummit.com
YAP's @ Certified Bootcamp 2019
Advanced Patrollers School
It’s the 8th year for the Advanced Patrollers School! If you haven’t attended, now is the time. It’s a very full, intensive plunge into the specific skills required of a complete patroller. When is it you ask? September 13-15 at Blue Mountain, Palmerton PA.
Rope rescue (knot tying, low and high angle, lift evac), Avalanche (science, avoidance and rescue techniques, beacon use), First Aid (speed surveys, advanced techniques, unusual situations, dealing with broken stuff, bloody stuff and challenging patients), Risk and Mountain Management, Mass Casualty/Chaos Management.
For more information, have questions, email Jeff Baker - click here to send email
To register for this event, click here
In Search of the NEW East Div MTR Supervisor
The Eastern Division is looking for a new MTR Supervisor.
If you have strong leadership skills, experience working in the Mountain Travel and Rescue field and have excellent communication skills then this is the job for you. Please forward your patrol resume and a letter of interest to Gerry Pollard (email@example.com). If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Gerry.
The deadline for submission is 08/15/19
Critical Incident Stress Injury (CISI) Survey
Eastern Division Patrollers, please take a moment to read the below message.
Critical incident stress injury (CISI) is a recognized occupational hazard in First Responders. Stress injury can negatively impact our mental, emotional and physical well being. CISI can occur as a result of witnessing or hearing about a tragedy, involvement in a tragedy, a fatality, an undesirable outcome, a complicated scene or from events unrelated to ski patrolling such as work and life situations. A better understanding of the incidence of CISI in ski patrollers could help direct treatment and prevention of its consequences. Most states have Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and Management (CISM) teams that offer support to First Responders. Ski Patrollers as First Responders should have access to CISM; but it is unclear how adequate the support is for each state.
The Purpose of this survey study is to determine the incidence of Critical Incident Stress Injury (CISI) in ski patrollers in the Eastern Division of NSP and to determine if existing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and Management (CISM) teams offer adequate support to NSP Eastern Division ski patrollers. Results of this study will be used to develop Ski Patrol Refresher modules on CISI stress injury and to better identify resources to proactively prevent its consequences.
All responses from this study will be completely anonymous. There will be no way to personally identify any of the responders. All results will be displayed as grouped data.
Thank you for participating in this important survey by using the following link.
*** Click here to take part in this important (anonymous) survey. ***
Melinda Mingus, MD
NSP Eastern Division Safety Team Supervisor
Trail Sweep - Summer 2019
Read the Summer edition of Trail Sweep. In this issue you will read about, FirstNet Service, Moodle User's Group, NAGs, Serendipity and Just a kid.
The 2019 Summer edition of Trail Sweep: color & b&w
Do You Have What it Takes
NSP Hall of Fame Members
The Eastern Division is honored to recognize its fellow members who have been inducted into the National Ski Patrol Hall of Fame - Congratulations!
View the Eastern Division Hall of Fame Page
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Meet Members of the National Ski Patrol is a series of interviews that allow the skiing and snowboarding public an opportunity to meet local members of the National Ski Patrol. view more videos here