Year inducted: 2017
Primary patrol: Roundtop Mountain, Pennsylvania
Edward F. Hirshman joined NSP in 1968 and received
National Appointment Number 5768 in 1981. Eddie began his service as an
NSP officer as Southwest Section chief (1989-1995) and served as region
director from 1995 until 2002, serving 22 patrols and over 1,200
patrollers. Training, especially Outdoor Emergency Care, was Eddie's passion, and
he positively impacted OEC education programs at all levels for four
decades (1972-2014). Eddie served as Eastern Division OEC supervisor
He actively promotes the NSP with his leadership in Special
Olympics and the Wounded Warrior Patrol. He is enshrined in the
Pennsylvania SnowSports Museum and Hall of Fame in recognition of his
support to the industry.
Leadership marks "Fast Eddie's" impact on the NSP through
his love of training members and his devotion to the various levels of
National Ski Patrol.