New graduates will patroling the slopes this season
[SWAIN, NY] As the first snows of winter fall on Western New York , Swain Ski Patrol welcomes it’s largest class of new safety and first aid volunteers in many years. Nine candidates, ranging in age from 16 to 66, passed the rigorous Outdoor Emergence Care course, qualifying them as first responders at Swain Resort. The course covers bandaging, splinting, CPR, and other emergency care skills to treat injuries and, if necessary, help patients access a higher level of medical attention.
Sitting: Joanna Eckhardt
Front row standing (L-R): Julee Kilsdonk, Ketan Patel, Grace Harris, Greta Marino, Kevin O’Dea, Ryan Burrell. Back Row standing (L-R): Marc Kresge, Chris Taberski
Swain Ski Patrol is part of the National Ski Patrol which serves most of the nation’s ski resorts. In addition to the first aid course candidates also must pass a skiing and toboggan course to prepare them to reach and safely transport injured people from anywhere on the mountain under any conditions.