International Commission for Alpine Rescue
Thanks to the hard work of the NSP national board, Nordic/Backcountry Program Director Rick Shandler, Avalanche Program Director Ed Carlson, and MTR Program Director Myron Allen, the National Ski Patrol has been accepted as a "B2" member of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue. NSP was accepted at ICAR's October 2018 meeting in Chamonix, France.
Type B2 membership in ICAR is a recognition of "specific organizations who cover part of the aspects of mountain rescue. Their rescue activities should fulfill recommendations set out by the ICAR Assembly of Delegates. Type B2 member organizations have 1 delegate vote at the ICAR Assembly of Delegates."
VOLUNTEER WITH THE FEDERAL MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
often look to expand their spirit of volunteerism, and some reach out
to the national office regarding volunteering for disaster relief in
areas hit by natural disasters. One option is to volunteer with the
Federal Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Depending on what state you live
in, the MRC may accept our National Ski Patrol OEC credential for those
who want to volunteer. For more information and to check on the
requirements for your statae, go the MRC website.