News from our 5/5 Blog
December 23, 2020 Dear CSP members, The holiday season typically gives us an opportunity to look back over the year and focus on key events and successes. The past year however has been anything but typical, and quite honestly, many of us will be happy to put 2020 behind us. The Board of Directors, National
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In early March 2020, a four-year-old girl fell into an open manhole during the spring break at Owls Head Ski Resort. This happened at lunchtime in full view of multiple bystanders and the crowded cafeteria. The manhole was near a large mound of snow created from clearing the parking lot. The girl and her father
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November 1, 2020 Dear members Our search for new executive leadership has ended. With the help of a human resources professional and several interviews, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to appoint a team of two individuals to be co-executive directors for the Canadian Ski Patrol. It is my great pleasure to announce that
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Providing High-Quality Technical Garments to Ensure Mountain Safety Across the Country Vancouver, BC (October 6, 2020) – Helly Hansen, a trailblazer for the ski apparel industry, today announced its partnership with Canadian Ski Patrol – a team made up of more than 4,200 volunteers that
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About Our Organization
The Canadian Ski Patrol offers more than 75 years of tradition and professionalism.
In 1941, a young osteopath from Toronto, Dr. Douglas Firth, was invited by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association to set up the first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski slopes. Since then, this non-profit organization has continued to grow with the Canadian snow sports industry. Today, the Canadian Ski Patrol, with more than 4,000 volunteer members, provides first aid services in more than 200 alpine and Nordic ski resorts across the country. Over the past two decades, the services offered by the CSP have gone beyond ski resorts: members maintain first aid services, medical support and coordination of a medical team for a range of sporting activities throughout the year.
Advanced first aid
Each patroller is trained to handle a multitude of medical conditions and is therefore ready to intervene in any situation that may arise.
STANDARD TRAINING AT NATIONAL SCALE
Patrollers must meet all the requirements of the CSP National Standard Training for First Aid and Snow Skills.
The first aid training of the CSP is accredited by the Canadian government.
Reasons to become a member
You'll find us wherever Canadians play outside
Education & Training
As the leading authority in certifying ski patrollers and advanced first aid personnel for our on-snow resort partners, we are dedicated to the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services.
Year round events
Over the past two decades CSP services have extended beyond the ski hill to offer first aid/medical support, and full medical team coordination, for a long list of recreational, music and sporting events for many organizations.
Include advanced first aid training, area access privileges nationally, electronic monthly newsletter, insurance coverage, legal support, contacts and references, lots of skiing, relationship with CSIA (Local), pro-deal/supplier discounts.
Safety & Injury Prevention
Providing services in over 200 resorts across Canada, with approximately 4,000 highly trained volunteers on the slopes and trails, we promote safety and injury prevention.