Senior Outdoor Emergency Care


The goal of the OEC Module of the Senior Program is to expand and improve the knowledge and skills of NSP members relating to handling complex situations involving decision making, problem management, and leadership. The program also prepares patrollers for leadership roles within the NSP.

If you are interested in working to become a stronger, more confident patroller you should consider this program. The program is designed to help you build upon your skills related to; problem and patient assessment, resource management, OEC skills and transportation considerations, and finally leadership in terms of communication skills, the ability to direct others, and confidence.

This year the program’s Kick‐off and Skills Test will be on Saturday, November 11th, at Nashoba. The signup deadline is November 6th. 

The program will conclude at the beginning of January with a number of clinics in between to help build your skills and prepare for the final exam. Check the EMARI events calendar for dates and coordinate with the Senior OEC advisor prior to the start of the program.

Any changes or updates to the schedule will be communicated well in advance of the dates listed above. 

Skill Testing Stations

Prior to the Kick-off day each candidate will be provided with a packet of current details about the program clinics. Candidates should be reviewing the skill sheets pertaining to the following Outdoor Emergency Care skills:

If you plan to attend the kick‐off and move forward in the program please come prepared to demonstrate your proficiency in the above skills. 


As mentioned above, the OEC Module of the Senior Program is a great way to strengthen your skills and build your confidence/leadership skills. It’s also a great way to meet new people and have fun.

If you plan to attend the Kick‐off/Skills Test, please send an email to me by November 6th at Please include your name, cell phone number and the patrol you are registered with.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or cell – 617-877-7671.

Thank you

Erik Hoberg, Senior Training Coordinator (EMARI)