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Southern Division - NSP

Southern Division - NSP

Patroller Conference 2023

Kingsport, TN

August 18-20, 2023

Southern Division Members
We want to thank you all for your service to our resort guests this past season and current season for all our bike patrollers! We are happy to announce the Annual Southern Division Patroller Conference will be happening this August 18-20th at the Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport, TN. See below for more information and a link to the online registration.


  • The Conference Registration deadline is July 28, 2023!
  • Hotel rooms must be booked by 5PM July 28, 2023 to get the Southern Division discount!

Call the MeadowView direct
800-228-9290 or 423 578-6600
Ask for the NSP Southern Division rate of $129 plus tax or book it here.

The registration form may be found here.

Conference Schedule


2-11PM Registration
5-7PM Roundtables
  • Southern Cross
  • Pro Director
  • OEC and more
5-11PM Hospitality Suite
7-8PM Executive Committee Meeting
8-9PM Roundtables
  • Regions and Senior


7AM-7PM Registration
8AM-12Noon Opening Session
  • NSP Guest Speakers
  • Recruitment, Retention, Leadership
  • OEC CE and OEC MSP
12-1PM Lunch - Reservation Required
1-4PM OEC Refresher for ITs and IORs - 35 maximum
1-5PM Presentations
  • Petzi - Lift Tower Safety and Rescue
  • Zuryc - Paperless Incident Reports
  • Senior Program Overview - What's New
5-7/9-11PM Hospitality Suite
7-9PM Awards Dinner - Reservation Required


8AM-12:30PM Board Meeting

2021 Conference Presentations


  1. Introduction
  2. 2021 Covid update
  3. National Appointment and Leadership Commendation Awards
  4. Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
  5. Back Country Search and Rescue
  6. Basics of Incident Investigation
  7. MTR Update
  8. Bike Patrol
  9. OEC New Skills Cycle B Refresher
  10. NSP Hybrid Learning-Flipping the Classroom
  11. Awards
  12. Board Meeting

Power Point Presentations

  1. 2021 Covid update
  2. National Appointment and Leadership Commendation Awards
  3. Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
  4. Basics of Incident Investigation
  5. MTR Update
  6. OEC New Skills Cycle B Refresher
  7. Full Body Vacuum Mattress
  8. NSP Hybrid Learning-Flipping the Classroom


Southern Division Outstanding
Steve McCarragher Outstanding Patrol Representative
Linda Humphries Outstanding OEC Instructor
John Doyle Outstanding Paid Patroller
John Davis Outstanding Alpine Patroller
Craig Cox Outstanding Patrol Director
Campbell Fields Outstanding Young Adult Patroller
Bartek Drewnowski Outstanding Instructor
Wintergreen Outstanding Large Alpine Patrol
Peyton Love  
Jeffrey Birks  
Certificates of Appreciation
Thomas Raudorf Tom stepped in to fill the Alumni Advisor position when that position became vacant due to the sudden passing of the current advisor.
Bill Clarke For filling the role of the Dixie Region Senior Coordinator after the passing of Matt Adams in November 2020. Bill accepted the interim position to ensure the Dixie Region Senior Program continued during the 2020-2021 season.
William C. (Bill) Smith For doing what Bill always does, and stepped when called on. Bill filled the Division Elections Coordinator Position when the appointee suddenly passed away.
National Appointments
Paul Gagon National Appointment # 12237
Chris Polhemus National Appointment # 12246
50 Year Lifetime
Doug Carlberg  

2020 Conference Presentation

Notable Differences between the OEC 5th and 6th Editions

OEC5 and OEC6 Differences
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