Jason Roberts with stretchers
These Stryker MX-Pro manual cots/stretchers are no longer of use for the fire department but are very much needed at the ski patrol.
The BM/BW/AV Ski Patrol is the largest Ski Patrol chapters in the United States and has been named “National Outstanding Large Alpine Ski Patrol” for the third year by the National Ski Patrol board. This is the highest award that a Ski Patrol can receive. It indicates a well-deserved recognition by their peers across the nation of the wonderful job that they do tending to the skiers and snowboarders at Boston Mills/Brandywine/Alpine Valley.
Ski Patrollers support and participate in the ski and outdoor recreation community by providing first responder emergency care, search and rescue, and education services. Since its inception, the National Ski Patrol (NSP), has followed its creed of “Service and Safety”. As snow sports and guest services at areas have evolved over the years, so has the NSP, from a service organization to a modern-day professional education association. Other snow sports, such as snowboarding, tubing, and snow-skating, introduced new equipment and new terrain, which in turn required developing and teaching new safety and emergency care training methods.
National Ski Patrol membership requires completion of the Outdoor Emergency Care training class and a Professional Rescuer CPR class. This education program starts in April and is approximately 120 hours in length. These classes help prepare Patrollers to treat injuries and illnesses with expertise and confidence.