Senior OEC Chairperson
Senior OEC Training Coordinator (STC)
PO Box 94
Shedd, OR 97377
Information for Senior Program Candidates
NSP members may enroll in the senior program at any time after advancing beyond candidate status and after obtaining their NSP patrol representation’s recommendation. There is no minimum age or experience requirement. Eligibility for senior program is based on NSP member classification.
Senior candidates completing elective courses or participating in instructor trainer courses must provide proof of participation through a certificate of completion or a current instructor authorization certificate. Proof of completion also appears on the membership card and the member’s personal page on the NSP website.
A senior candidate need only complete the senior OEC component one time. In other words, a candidate who completes the SrEOC core component but does not complete the skiing or toboggan handling need not repeat the SrEOC component in the next effort to achieve senior certification.
Approved program goals for all senior program classifications are listed in The Ski Patroller’s Manual, 14th edition.
- The senior OEC component consists of field-relevant exercises to develop skills in the objectives of decision making, problem management, and leadership. Three options are available for the evaluation process and can be referenced in The Ski Patroller’s Manual, 14th edition, Chapter 18.
- The senior alpine (skiing/snowboarding) component consists of long-, medium- and short-radius turns, skiing/snowboarding unpacked snow or icy conditions, and equipment carry exercises that require edging, weight transfer, and upper and lower body movements. The objective is to help patrollers become better alpine skiers/snowboarders and toboggan handlers.
- The senior alpine toboggan handling component covers mechanics and components of various rescue toboggans as well as the operation of loaded and unloaded toboggans from the front and tail in a variety of snow conditions an more difficult slopes.
Important information regarding out of region testing
- Any Senior Candidate who has failed a final evaluation from another Region’s Senior Program can not attend the Wy’east/Oregon Region’s Senior final evaluation.
- A Senior Candidate who can not attend the final evaluation of their Region’s Senior Program due to scheduling conflict or another viable reason, may be able to attend the Wy’east/Oregon Region final. Approval will be determined by the disciplines’ coordinators and upon available space.
For more information please download the Senior Program Information Packet.
2013–2014 OREGON AND WY’EAST REGIONS OEC TRAINING FOR SENIORS
The season is upon us, and we need to make plans for this year’s Senior level OEC Training.
All candidates must complete paperwork as required by the Ski Patrollers Manual.
Clinic and Final Testing Dates
- Jan. 25, 2014 SrOEC Clinic at Wy’East
- Apr. 12, 2014 SrOEC Final at Willamette Pass
Notification of candidates planning their Senior level OEC Training & testing
Dec. 31: Last day to notify the STC of the number of SrOEC candidates there will be in the 2013/14 season and submit the paperwork for them (see below). We are limiting the number to 18 candidates total this year.
Jan. 15: STC must have completed an Application to Conduct an SrOEC Program Evaluation and return it to the Division OEC Supervisor.
Please schedule your planned SrOEC training dates with the STC.
Besides the hard deadlines below all candidates should be practicing their scenarios to prep for the clinic.
The following must be completed and sent to STC by Dec. 31:
- “Senior Candidate Application,” signed by the patrol director/NSP Rep. (Appendix C in the Senior OEC Manual).
- A copy of current, valid OEC & NSP Card.
The following must be completed and sent to STC by Jan. 25:
- “Completion Log for OEC Basic Skills performance Check-Off,” signed by appropriate NSP Instructors (Appendix C in the Senior OEC Manual). Can bring to the clinic or mail ahead.
- Written answers to two scenarios from the Ski Patroller’s Manual (Appendix G).
- One original scenario created by candidate. Scenario must be at a level 5 or higher and in the correct format following the Scenario Scoring Matrix (Appendix C in the Senior OEC Manual).
I will need to confirm that candidates are able to attend the clinic at Wy’East on Jan. 25. Having candidates come to the clinic to practice with the other candidates is critical for the success of all. I also want to meet the Friday night before the clinic and do an introduction to the SrOEC program, especially go over the requirements and collect the check-off sheets and scenario work. For the clinic also to be a success, please plan on the needed support from your area for your two candidates. We would need to have one patient and one evaluator at a minimum per candidate. This would be for both the clinic and the final. The evaluators need to be certified this year. (Note: as before, people who intend to evaluate at the final must attend the practice clinic).
Senior OEC Documents
There are two manuals that we refer to for the Senior Outdoor Emergengy Care component:
- Senior Outdoor Emergency Care Senior Training Coordinators Guidelines dated 12/9/11 which I refer to as the Senior OEC Manual. This is on the NSP website under OEC — please make sure you and your candidates read it.
- Ski Patrollers Manual 14th Edition. I think it is still available to purchase through NSP but they are in the process of making a new edition. You might want to have candidates borrow a manual from someone for now.
2013–2014 Oregon and Wy’east Regions OET Training for Seniors
all clinics are open to both mt hood (wy’east) and oregon regions and are designed to focus on senior level OET skills. The following calander list the ski area and sponsoring region. If interested in participating contact your area OET instructor trainner to register. I have attached, below in OET Training Resources, a Senior OET check sheet that Doug at Mt. Hood has started using for their region candidates to increase success at the finals.
(updated 3/10/2014 — Al K.)
- January 11 — Wy’east Region at Mt. Hood
- January 12 — Womens Clinic at Mt. Hood
- January 19 — CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW
Oregon Region at Bachelor
- January 26 — CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW
Oregon Region at Willamette Pass
- February 2 — Oregon Region at Warner Canyon
- February 15 — Wy’east Region at Mt. Hood
- February 23 — CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW
Oregon Region at Mt. Ashland
- March 1 — Wy’east at Mt Hood
- March 15 & 16 — Oregon Region Nuts and Bolts & Women’s clinic at Hoo Doo
- March 16 — Wy’east at Mt Hood (contact Doug Stanton to sign-up 503-784-0031).
- March 22 — Wy’east Region at Mt. Hood (contact Doug Stanton to sign-up 503-784-0031).
- April 5 & 6 — Joint Wy’east and Oregon Regions OET Finals at Mount Hood April 5 is for OET officials and April 6 Senior candidates. We do require each candidate attend at least one Senior OET clinic before attending the final.
Download the Schedule: OET 2013 Combined (updated 3/10/2014).
Extra Enhancement Clinics:
(draft 9/24/2013 — Al K.)
- April TBD — NW Region Advanced Terrain Clinic
- May 30 thru June 1 — Mt Hood Nuts and Bolts. Also a women’s sled clinic
Check the Calendar for any late changes.