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Join The Patrol

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Join the Patrol
as a biking, or hiking, safety patroller!

You are welcome to take an optional get-acquainted patrol ride, or patrol hike,  to see how we operate (contact our Recruitment advisor, below)

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Take National Bike Patroller Certification Class

You are welcome to join us for an optional get-acquainted patrol ride, or patrol hike, to see and discuss how we operate  (contact our Recruitment advisor, below)

  • Obtain either OFC or OEC certification but not both

    • Outdoor First Care (OFC) - Class (8-hours) is the first-aid requirement to become a Bike Patroller candidate for the American River Bike Patrol (and mountain host slots at varied ski areas).

    • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) - Class (80-hours) is the first-aid requirement to become a Ski Patrol candidate at a ski resort; f you already have an OEC credential, you satisfy first-aid requirement.

  • CPR BLS class (CPR for Health Care providers)

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ARBP Orientation

You are welcome to join us for an optional get-acquainted patrol ride, or patrol hike, to see and discuss how we operate (contact our Recruitment advisor, below)

  • Attend a 3.5 hour bike patrol "trail ready" orientation class, offered on-line, and pass the quiz, which you can take on the members area once you are given member access the ARBP portal.

  •  Take the online and hands-on portions of the National Ski Patrol’s Bike 1, Basics of Bike Patrolling course.

  • Participate in skills/training assessment check-off ride, or check off hike.

  • Participate in a basic bike mechanics maintenance class, offered monthly.

  • Order approved ARBP uniform items

  • Take a Livescan universal background check

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Annual Requirements:

  • National Ski and Bike Patrol Membership

  • Obtain and Maintain Outdoor First Care (or OEC) and CPR certifications

  • Attend the required annual refresher course for active Patrollers (usually held late spring)

  • Be knowledgeable and comfortable in basic on-trail bike repair (course provided)

  • Attend half or more of our First Saturday morning information/training meetings

  • Attend at least one Parkway event representing the patrol per year

  • Log a minimum annual patrol commitment of 48 hours. If you are a member of another NSP Patrol registering as a secondary bike patroller, requirement is 30 hours annually.

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Estimated financial commitments for biking or hiking  patrol members:

  • Annual Membership in National Ski Patrol, $100(if you are a NSP member of another patrol, host unit or alumni member, you pay nothing more as a secondary member); annual NSP regional and divisional dues, $39 dollars.  Once the candidate achieves full patroller status and fulfills annual hourly requirements and other membership expectations, the patrol has helped offset annual dues expenses when patrol finances allow.

  • Outdoor First Care course (about 4 hours on-line, another 4 hours hands-on ) is $25; CPR course, about $25.

  • Universal background check (required of Sacramento County, for volunteers) is about $30

  • Patrol Jersey is about $65 and/or mesh vest is about $30. The patrol quartermaster has other uniform options, as well. 

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Questions: Contact the Patrol Recruitment Advisor,  Tim Viall, tviall@msn.com; cell, 209.969.3875.

Apply for Bike/Safety Patrol

By applying below you state you understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of a National bike patroller and member of the NSP. You also agree to keep the required certifications and training current to the best of your ability and to have fun as a member of this pioneering patrol!

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