October 23, 2011

National Association for Search and Rescue

The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) is a national education association which offers training, certification, and advocacy for search and rescue professionals. Its interests include search management, incident command, basic water rescue, tracking, and wilderness medicine. NASAR is dedicated to the advancement of preparedness and skills; the development of improved equipment; and the standardization of equipment, skills and procedures.

 The NSP Board of Directors adopted a resolution providing for mutual cooperation with and support of the National Association for Search and Rescue. The NSP has a representative on NASAR's Program Advisory Board for wilderness medicine programs.

Visit NASAR's website for more information.


October 10, 2011

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2011

The first annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW) will be held November 5th, in North Conway, New Hampshire. The organizers hope this will be a new beginning for an annual gathering of avalanche professionals, educators, guides, and backcountry skiing and climbing enthusiasts in the Northeast.

Cost for the workshop is $45.00. We have 75 slots, first-come/first-served, so don’t delay. We will accept walk-ins on November 5th only if there is room.

Download the announcement for more information, the program, and presenter bios.

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October 05, 2011

Patroller Education Conference 2012

The 2012 Patroller Education Conference will be held April 12 – 14, 2012, at Copper Mountain, Colorado. The program includes Avalanche and Mountain Travel & Rescue clinics and a presentation about the Nordic Master program. You can register online for the Patroller Education Conference, all the clinics, and lessons. Get started by reading the brochure, studying the program, and signing up at PEC12. See the reminder from Christine Albertson.

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