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 Wy’East (Mt. Hood)
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).
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.
Oregon Region Transportation Schedule 2014-2015
Senior Clinic Training Dates
Please email us and let us know what clinics you plan on attending. Getting accurate head count helps us to have the proper amount of equipment for the clinic.
- Jan 24 — TBA
- Feb 7 — Meadows: Joint Oregon/ Wy’East Regions
- Feb 21 — Willamette Pass
- March 7 — Hoodoo: Joint Oregon / Wy’East Regions
- March 22 — Ashland
- March 29 — Senior Finals Willamette Pass (or whichever Mountain has the best snow)
Region, PNWD Divison and National Clinics
- Jan 10 — Hood Womens clinic
- Jan 11 — Hood TES clinic
- Feb 8-17 — SKI FLIGHT
- March 14-15 — Bachelor SES and TES
- April 11-12 — Canyons Utah POWDER FALL
- April — Washington Advanced Nuts and Bolts
- June 6,7,8 — Hood Nuts and Bolts
If you have any questions regarding these clinics please contact Cyndy Meno Oregon Region Transportation Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Bolduc Oregon Region Transportation Assistant email@example.com We are looking forward to a great season.