News from our 5/5 Blog
Tyler Dickson had learned CPR from the CSP about two months before he and his class were on a field trip to Vancouver. Tyler and classmate James Cannon went to their hotel sauna and then to the pool, where they saw another classmate swimming a distance underwater. When the classmate surfaced he was struggling. After
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In December, 2019, Sheldon Marche travelled to Los Cabos, Mexico for a warm-weather vacation. The next morning he received a call from his sibling letting him know that their mother had entered the last stages of her life and that any family members wishing to say goodbye should make arrangements to travel to her side
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Lifesaving Award – Yanick Bonhomme, Benoit Vachon, Normand Jean, Lucie Ouellette (non-patroller) – Laurentian Zone
Yanick Bonhomme, Benoit Vachon, Normand Jean and Jean’s spouse Lucie Oullette were camping at Camping Lamèque on Lamèque Island in New Brunswick in August, 2019. In the late afternoon a man appeared at their site looking for a phone to call 911, as his wife was unwell and he believed she was having a heart
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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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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.