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As ski patrollers we perform many functions for our mountains such as hill maintenance, customer service, medical response and yes, we do ski too. While the job is very rewarding and fun, our primary task on the hill is to lend medical assistance to customers.

Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) is the National Ski Patrol's medical first responder training program. It is equivalent to the EMT program with small differences related to the working environment. The program educates a patrol candidate to deal with the primary function of a patroller, medical care. Through this training, you will be prepared to administer medical aid to acute trauma and emerging medical deficiencies in the field, stabilize the patient and provide accurate, relevant information to higher care during hand off.