What and When is the On-The-Hill OEC Training – Patrol Candidates Only?
This training follows the OEC classroom training and begins in November. You take your newly learned medical skills to Pine Knob for outdoor training. This focuses on emergency medical scenarios in an outdoor environment. Prior to the mountain opening, the training is held on “flat land”. Once the mountain is open the training is held on various ski runs. With successful completion of this training all candidates must pass a “hands-on” evaluation, blending medical skills with transportation skills and in many cases radio and patient handoff skills. Having passed this on-the-hill evaluation, Patroller Candidates advance to Probationary Status.