Far West Division OEC Program

2016 Far West Division Cycle C Course Schedule as of 10_5_16
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Kevin Qualseth
Far West Division OEC Advisor
China Peak NSP




Outdoor Emergency Care® is the NSP’s award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons.

Developed in the late 1980s for the 28,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer. Over the years, OEC has evolved to address the needs of other outdoor-based emergency care providers too, including wilderness medical technicians, river rafting and mountaineering guides, members of search and rescue groups, mountain bike patrollers, and parks and recreation employees.

Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.
This program includes the following courses:

  • OEC Course
  • OEC Challenge
  • OEC Refresher Program
  • OEC Enhancement Seminar
  • Outdoor First Care

Link to NSP OEC Page