For more information on the Senior OEC program please contact:
Bill Westner 716-909-4342 (c)
2015 Senior OEC flyer available here
For more information on the Senior S&T program please contact:
Mary Lyn Boberg 716-942-6334 (h)
The Region's Senior Training Coordinators are Bill Westner for OEC with Mary Lyn Boberg covering the S&T part of our program. Below is an overview of the Senior program.
Senior OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care)
The OEC component of the Senior program builds upon the decision making, problem management and leadership skills that are so often necessary when responding to accidents. This program is designed to enhance & build upon your decision making, problem management & leadership skills to the point where you will feel confident responding to the most difficult accidents at your ski area. The program is often regarded as a stepping stone for other leadership positions within your patrol & the WNY Region.
Senior S&T (Ski & Toboggan)
The S&T component builds upon the basic skills a patroller develops from their local candidate training. Free skiing, patroller skills and toboggan handling are taken to advanced levels. The key goal is to develop into a consistent performer and perform at or above the Senior level. As with the EMM component, we strive to build the skills, confidence and decision making of the Senior S&T candidate and progress their overall skiing and skills to new levels. This program is available for skiing, snowboarding and telemarking Patrollers.
Note : Please be ready to ski at the time indicated. Get there early so we can start on time. Our training revolves around getting as many runs in a possible in a training session. There is no substitute for miles and the quality instruction we will provide to you. The Region S&T Staff will put in the time and effort to provide you the tools to succeed. We ask that you put in the time and effort to use those tools to succeed. It is understandable that you may not make all of the S&T clinics but you are asked to make as many as possible.
Instructor Development course
Basic Mountain Travel and Rescue course
Advanced Mountain Travel and Rescue course (required for Senior Nordic candidates)
Avalanche Awareness or Level I Avalanche course
Level II Avalanche course
any NSP educational course approved in the future
Avalanche Foundation School didactic sessions
Avalanche Foundation School Field sessions
Skiing Enhancement Seminar
Ski Trainer's Workshop
Toboggan Enhancement Seminar
Patroller Enrichment Seminar
NSP leadership module, course or equivalent course approved by the board of directors
Phase II instructor course completion (any NSP discipline)
NSP instructor status (any discipline)
NSP instructor trainer appointment (any discipline)
PSIA Certified Level II
PSIA Certified Level III
American Red Cross BLS CPR instructor or instructor trainer certification (American Heart Association, American Red Cross or National Safety Council)
AED instructor course (American Heart Association, American Red Cross or National Safety Council)
Division optional electives
Further information on the Senior program is available on the Eastern Division Senior Patroller Program webpage.
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