Training

Current Open NSP Courses : Starting Date Closing Date

  • MTR 1 P035200001 02/18/20 ?

  • Nordic Backcountry Refresher P604200003 11/28/20 03/28/21

  • FEMA ICS 100: P604200004

  • FEMA ICS 700: P604200005

Annual Refreshers

  • Nordic Skills Refresher Cycle A (2020-2021) - encouraged for all members (required for NSP members Course #P604200003)

  • CPR - encouraged for all members (required for NSP members - pending direction from American Heart Association)

  • OEC Cycle C Refresher (Online only because of Covid-19)

OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care)

This is the first class to take for members interested in becoming NSP Candidates.

There are no OEC classes scheduled at this time. Next class is tentatively Winter 2021.

MTR 1 (Mountain Travel and Rescue 1)

For NSP Candidates, after completing OEC this is the next class to take. There are no MTR classes scheduled at this time. All members of the Patrol are welcome to take the class or participate in part of the class.

NSP's Mountain Travel and Rescue Program offers a sequence of courses that prepare patrollers and others to manage group safety and to participate in search-and-rescue operations in the mountains, including backcountry and off-piste settings. The courses cover:

  • basic survival skills

  • mountain travel techniques

  • wilderness navigation

  • hazard management

  • mountain weather

  • group dynamics

  • environmental considerations

  • medical problems specific to mountain environments

  • search-and-rescue principles

  • and emergency rescue techniques, including rope work.

FEMA Courses

FEMA ICS 100 - Required for all members

  • Click here to access FEMA Online Training Page - FEMA 0100

All members must complete FEMA 0100; upon completion, save a copy of your certificate and email to training@wbsp.org

Title: IS 100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System

Directions: Upon completion of this online class save your certificate as a PDF and email to training@wbsp.org. NSP members only - once you email your certificate, register for P604200004 (NSP.org/ Course Schedule) this will add this certification to your member profile.

FEMA ICS 700 - Required for NSP members, encouraged for all members

  • Click here to access FEMA Online Training Page - FEMA 0700

All NSP members must complete FEMA 0700, all other member strongly encouraged; upon completion, save a copy of your certificate and email to training@wbsp.org

Title: IS 700.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System

Directions: Upon completion of this online class save your certificate as a PDF and email to training@wbsp.org. NSP members only - once you email your certificate, register for P604200005 (NSP.org/ Course Schedule) this will add this certification to your member profile.

Description: This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.