Tips, Tricks and FAQ

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How To’s and Information Management:

The procedures for handling an incoming Med Flight is available here.  Landing Beacons are stored in the First Aid Offices (top shelf next to AED).  Be sure that you are familiar so that you will be prepared if the situation arises.

Operational Guideline

NSP.org home pageTo change your personal information that appears on the roster there are now two steps:  First, email your information to Cheryl R to get our MRM patrol website updated.  Second, follow the instructions as listed below to make your change on the national database, which will be immediately reflected.

Go to www.nsp.org to make the change in the NSP national database.  Here’s the detail How To if you need some help:

Log into www.nsp.org  The Logon link is in the upper right corner.  You will need your six digit member ID (which is listed on our Mad River roster) and your password.  If you don’t remember your password you can request a re-set to be emailed to you.

Member Services PageNext select Member Resources (picture button on lower left); once selected, your personal information should appear in a listing.  If you don’t see it yet, you can also try selecting Update Member Profile from the Quick Links that are listed lower on this same Member Services Page.

Once on your individual member page, there are several pages where you can click on the little Edit pencil and make your changes.  From the profile page you can change your email, your address, your nsp password.NSP Quick Links

Check out this link Radio Information to find out everything you need to purchase your own radio, or to better use the area owned radios.  You will need to enter the patrol password to access the page.

 Yes! The Pay Dues area of the website (under Members) has been updated so that you can pay online.  The amount charged will be $92 in order to cover the approx $2 in fees that Paypal charges but then you will have it done!!  When you go to pay dues area, click Add to Cart in #1, then go right on to click the shopping cart button.  On that next screen you will see that your payment item was added.  If you need help contact Cheryl or Chris via email.

Most of you carry your cell phones while on shift which is another way to communicate with the Patrol room. Call the patrol phone at either of the following numbers: 800-231-7669p219 or 800-231-7669,219.  Adding the resort phone number and the “p” or “,” will give your phone a 2 second pause for the phone to automatically dial the 219 extension for the patrol room phone. Please add this number in a speed dial/favorite to your phone.  (Courtesy of Shawn R)

First go to www.nsp.org.  Login to the website with your six digit member ID and password.  You should immediately set the large selection button for Voting.  If not, select Member Services then it should show. NOTE: the site has trouble working with IE, so please use another browser, such as Chrome to avoid issues.   Start voting! Member Services Page

For more information why it is so important to vote, Vote Central Division .

For more information about all individual candidates for the board, Board Candidates.

 Programs:

The Senior Program requires candidates to meet several requirements by area, plus have taken some of the elective programs to round out their senior resume.  A Senior Patroller must have four, a Senior Alpine must have a minimum of three.  The list of all currently approved electives can be found on the nsp.org website under the Policy and Procedures Manual, in Appendix G.  and in the national Senior Program manual.  Approved electives listed as of Jan 2016 follow.

Senior Elective List per Senior Manual

Each division has the option to require one of the following electives for its members. These electives represent the approved education* and leadership** credentials.

  • Instructor Development Course
  • Mountain Travel and Rescue Fundamentals Course or Mountain Travel and Rescue 1 Course
  • Mountain Travel and Rescue 2 Course
  • Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue*
  • Standard Level 1 Avalanche Course or Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel Course
  • Level 2 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel*
  • Patroller Education Conference (PEC- all sessions)
  • National Avalanche School didactic sessions
  • Skiing Enhancement Seminar
  • Ski Trainer’s Workshop
  • Toboggan Enhancement Seminar
  • Snowboard Enhancement Seminar
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Enhancement Seminar (two modules equal one senior elective)
  • Patroller Enrichment Seminar
  • NSP Leadership Module or equivalent course approved by the BOD
  • NSP Instructor Status (any discipline)**
  • NSP Instructor Trainer Appointment (any discipline)
  • PSIA/AASI Level II
  • PSIA/AASI Level III
  • BLS CPR Instructor or Instructor Trainer Certification (American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, or Medic First Aid)**
  • Courses approved in accordance with Policies and Procedures

Summary per the national P&P

Senior Elective List

a) Education Courses i. Instructor Development; ii. Mountain Travel and Rescue Fundamentals or Mountain Travel and Rescue 1; iii. Mountain Travel and Rescue 2 (required for Senior Nordic candidates); iv. Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue; v. Standard or Level 1 Avalanche, or Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel; vi. Level 2 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel; vii. National Avalanche School didactic sessions; viii. National Avalanche School field sessions; ix. Skiing Enhancement Seminar; x. Ski Trainer’s Workshop; xi. Toboggan Enhancement Seminar; xii. Toboggan Trainer’s Workshop; xiii. OEC Enhancement Seminar (two modules equal one Senior elective); and xiv. Patroller Education Conference.

b) Leadership Courses i. Patroller Enrichment Seminar; ii. NSP leadership module; iii. NSP instructor status (any discipline); iv. NSP instructor trainer appointment (any discipline); v. Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) or American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) Certified Level II or higher; and vi. BLS CPR instructor or instructor trainer certification (American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute, or Medic First Aid).

c) Division Optional Electives i. One elective may come from a list of approved division electives. The division director or a committee appointed by the division director shall have the option of reviewing educational programs available within the division and determining if they should be accepted for Senior elective credit. Each elective must be an educational course that enhances the student’s ability to perform ski patrol duties, must be at least eight hours in length, and must be taught by a credentialed instructor. The applicable national education program director must accept content by submitting the appropriate form for NSP Education Committee approval for each elective before holding the class.

Glad to see that you are thinking about becoming a Senior with the NSP!  We have more local information on our website Senior Program or you can go directly to the central division website for all sorts of reference materials. CD Senior Program

General Information:

If you know of someone that in interested in patrolling, send them to our website!  They can get lots of information under the MRM Patrol Info area of the website.  Be sure to check the FAQ area for answers to all sorts of questions about responsibilities, requirements and benefits.  Then if they are interested in a ski along to consider taking the next step, you can find a sign up sheet as well as Candidate Application under the Contact Us area.

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