Board approves the transfer of the Asia Patrol
(X002) to the European Division
- At the June 2008 NSPS
Summer Board Of Directors (BOD) meeting in Lakewood CO, the
BOD approved the transfer of
the Asia Patrol (based in Korea), currently
administered by the National Office, to the
This will increase our numbers as well as our
Plus it gives the Asia Patrol members a voice on
the BOD. Something they currently do not
are being worked with the National office to bring the Asia Patrol into the
European Division structure.
| 8 Sep 2020 -
Appendix B of the
Division P&P is updated with the current SOP for
patrolling at the Edelweiss Lodge & Resort. Check the
Garmisch Patrol page
for all the details.
| 9 Sep 2020 - CPR
UPDATE - See the
OEC Supervisor's Page for details regarding CPR
changes affecting NSPS members.
Oct 2008 - From the 2008 S&T Clinic - The Division
OEC Supervisor with the concurrence of the two Region
OEC Administrators instituted a change to the Euro Form
Scenario Performance Record. A redundant entry
(Block 13) on the 8 Aug 2021 Form was removed and is
left "Intentionally Blank". Effective
immediately, all previous editions are obsolete and
not to be used.
2008 - The 2nd OEC Cycle A Refresher and the Annual
On-the-Hill (OTH) Refresher. See the
OEC Supervisor's Page for details.
2008 - The 3rd Division OEC Refresher is scheduled
for Heidelberg, Germany. The exact location is TBD.
See the OEC Supervisor's
Page for details.
| *** If you're
interested in marketable snow sports instructor skills,
Check the Division
NSP Ski School page for details on upcoming PSIA/AASI
Instructor clinics and exam events at the Edelweiss Lodge
| Patrol Directors
- Check the Division
Registrar's page for info that is critical to your Patrol
- New Line Staff Officers: If you're newly
elected into a Line Staff position (Patrol, Region or
Division Director), make sure to process an Officer
Change Form through the
Division Registrar for forwarding to the National
Office. Forms are available on the "For
Division Members" page.
support to the Edelweiss Lodge & Resort (ELR) -
The 2008-2009 schedule is available. See the Garmisch
Patrol Page for info on the how to conduct yourselves
while performing this very important function. The
11 Nov 2020 Agreement details what ELR will provide, what
the Division will provide and participating patroller compensations.
Keep in mind, you are European Division ambassadors of the
NSPS and your conduct reflects greatly on the the entire
Liability Release Form - Euro
Form 10, Liability Release Form, with the scrutiny of the
Division Legal Counsel has changes made to it effective 1 October
Effective immediately, the Liability Release Form is completed
by all candidates during the registration process and
members in a training status in any NSPS sanctioned course where
the participant is subject to strenuous or dangerous activities.
Courses include but not limited to, OEC, Basic and Senior OTH
training, Avalanche, and MTR, to name a few.
• Forms are maintained
by the Patrol Director for Patrol level OEC and OTH training.
The Instructor of Record in coordination with the Discipline
Program Supervisor maintains release forms for all other activities.
This form (zip file) is available on the "For
Division Members" page.
Recruiting new members is an ongoing, year-round process, not
just in the month of August like the Division calendar
indicates. Candidates can be brought into the "fold"
and begin their training exposure "out of cycle". As
long as they know that up front, there should not be an
issue with keeping their expectations real. That
interest and curiosity is what caused
them to seek us out in the first place. Let's keep
the enthusiasm alive!
See the Awards Advisor's
Page for details and timelines. Lots of our folks have
done great things. Here's the opportunity to recognize their