Ed McNamara

Year inducted: 2016
Primary patrol: Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts

Ed joined the Watatic Ski Patrol in1979 and moved to the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol in 1980. He immediately became involved in teaching first aid and assumed leadership roles as assistant patrol director and patrol director. He served the region as Senior OEC chief examiner, OEC administrator, and region director. In 2007, he became NSP OEC supervisor. He was elected to the NSP board of directors in 2013 and was national chair for three consecutive years.

Ed served as an editor/author/photographer of the Outdoor Emergency Care Fifth Edition and currently is serving in the same capacity for sixth edition. He has served as an OEC instructor trainer, an Outdoor Emergency Transportation instructor, a CPR instructor, and Senior OEC trainer/evaluator.

He holds National Appointment Number 7858. He has received a Gold Merit Star, a Meritorious Service Award, a Distinguished Service Award, National Service Excellence Award, three Yellow Merit Stars, a Blue Merit Star, and two Purple Merit Stars. He has also received the Minnie Dole Award.