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Old 12-04-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Do ski/snow resorts hire their own EMTs?


I think it would be pretty cool to work on a nice resort in Tahoe, or Mammoth or somewhere with great snow...


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Old 12-04-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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The ski resorts hire people to do "Ski Patrol" and many of them are EMT (or even MUCH higher) certified. It can be very seasonal work... Sometimes they're a volunteer group that's affiliated with the resort. They can do either.

The Dodge Ridge Ski Patrol is an example of this and they have their own website... http://www.dodgeridgensp.org/

No, I'm not a "Patroller" with them... or any other group.

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:52 PM   #3
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The ski resorts hire people to do "Ski Patrol" and many of them are EMT (or even MUCH higher) certified. It can be very seasonal work... Sometimes they're a volunteer group that's affiliated with the resort. They can do either.

The Dodge Ridge Ski Patrol is an example of this and they have their own website... http://www.dodgeridgensp.org/

No, I'm not a "Patroller" with them... or any other group.
Cool thanks Akulahawk!


Does anyone out there know if all ski patrols are volunteer positions?
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:37 AM   #4
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Some are paid, some are volunteers, some are a mix.

Some areas also have paid "resort security" which are EMTs and sometimes FFs too.

Ski resorts are of course serviced by EMS Services and Fire Departments.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:28 AM   #5
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Yes, most do, and its a great job, I worked a few winters at a pennsylvania ski resort, they required Basic level certs then trained you up to their standards. Go to the national ski patrol website to see what they can do.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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I bet offshore oil rigs have a designated Medic. Like in the Gulf. Maybe there is some money in that. Anyone know anything about it?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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A lot of offshore rigs hire paramedics for remote duty on them. I know of at least one medic I follow on Twitter that works offshore. From what I've been told thru rarely hire basics, sometimes intermediates, but mostly medics
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Yes, most do, and its a great job, I worked a few winters at a pennsylvania ski resort, they required Basic level certs then trained you up to their standards. Go to the national ski patrol website to see what they can do.
Cool thanks Bullets, I will check that website out!
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:56 PM   #9
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The Dodge Ridge Ski Patrol is an example of this and they have their own website... http://www.dodgeridgensp.org/

wow, never thought i would see a dodge ridge shout out on this forum! lol B)

family has a cabin up there, and i have a buddy who works for them.
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I've been to Dodge Ridge a couple times, but not recently. Not a bad place to ski! I used it because they're possibly lesser known that the Tahoe area places and their website had some more info...
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