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Opening Day – Featured in the L.A. Times

February 17th, 2008

Opening day was all we hoped for and more – great snow, great customers – no accidents – and great coverage by the L.A. Times.

I took several pictures, and I’m sure there are many others floating around the web.

Mt. Waterman Opening Day!

February 14th, 2008

Finally, the road is clear and Mt. Waterman is accessible to the skiing public. It will open on Saturday, February 16th. There’s plenty of snow. All patrollers are urged to volunteer as many duty days as they can during this “early” part of the Waterman season. See you on the hill!

Patrol @ Mt. High this weekend

December 5th, 2007

Mt. High has requested available Mt. Waterman patrollers to help out as they get Mt. High East up and running this weekend. Please see your e-mail and the discussion forum for details.

on-the-hill a success

October 14th, 2007

Thanks to James and everyone who made this refresher possible. We had a great turn-out and we completed lift-evac before lunch – a first!

Stayed tuned for a link to pictures.

On the hill 2007

October 13th, 2007

The on-the-hill is Sunday, October 14th, beginning 7:30 a.m. See you there!

2007 OEC Refreshers

September 13th, 2007

September 16: For OEC instructors – Whaley Park, Long Beach – 7:30  am.

September 30th: For Waterman patrollers -  7:30 am.
Monrovia Canyon Park
1201 N Canyon Blvd
  Monrovia, CA  91016

Bring a stocked patrol pack, water, snacks, your NSP cards, and all required paperwork.

on-the-hill – October 22nd

October 14th, 2006

Our on-the-hill is October 22nd. Please sign in to the patroller area of our website for more information.

CPR Recertification

September 25th, 2006

The CPR Recertification will be held on October 10 at 7 pm, location – Linier Industries, 1850 Enterprise Way, Monrovia CA 91016. The cost will be $20, including the new text. Please place the date and time on your calendar. If your are going to attend, please return email so that we have a accurate count.

For any patroller who needs to attend an OEC/OTH, Mt. High will be having their OEC on Sunday October 8 and OTH Saturday October 7. Please make sure that you contact Don Harris the Mt High Patrol Rep (Don Harris) and Cris Milora our Patrol Rep to makearrangements.

Refresher Observations from Mike and Keith

September 25th, 2006

To everyone at the Baldy, Buckhorn, Waterman OEC Refresher.
Thanks for your efforts today.  I want to especially express my thanks
to all the instructors who made the OEC Refresher so successful today.
My compliments to also to the patrollers who were prepared and who
participated with vigor and enthusiasm.  This was the best refresher in
which I have had the privilege to participate.
I am looking forward to joining you on the snow once the season begins.
Thanks for the great effort!
Mike Gunning
OEC IT Mt Waterman

HI Everyone,
Keith Tatsukawa here… and I also 100% agree with Mike.   The enthusiasm and energy felt throughout the refresher from both Instructors and patrollers was remarkable!  GREAT JOB EVERYONE!  You make me proud to be affiliated with such a talented and dedicated group of patrollers. With all of the “political” NSP issues combined with local hill issues going on, it was a breath of fresh 02 being with all of you this morning.  Special thanks to Frank Deleo, Mike Gunning, and Denise Devines for your combined efforts and planning to make this even the success that it truly was.    ..applaud.. Applaud..

Btw, two last points… please send in your comment page from your refresher guide to National if you have not done so already. Every single one of your comments are read and taken seriously! After the National office,  I will then receive all of them in Dec.. This Dec meeting is the gathering of OEC Division Supervisors throughout the nation.  If there are any viable issues that you would like me to address on behalf of the Far West Division, please contact me soon… I will be more than happy to discuss issues with you and take them to the National level.  Of course the best received issues are those that include several viable options… please try to think not only about what is “wrong” with the system, but how it can be improved upon….

Lastly, to make this event a truly learning experience, I implore all of you to take heart to the topics and skills that you may have been a bit rusty on and brush up on them Before the season begins!  Get with some patroller friends, family, pets and practice those skills and read up on those topics so each season we will be more prepared then the previous seasons!!

Congrats and thanks again to all that attended.

Warmest regards,
Keith Tatsukawa
Far West Division OEC Supervisor

OEC Refresher on the 24th

September 9th, 2006

Cahuilla Park, Claremont.


East or Westbound on the 10 Freeway…Take the Indian Hill Exit and go North.   When you pass Foothill you will be close to Cahuilla Park.  It sits just north of Claremont High School.   Make a left hand turn on to Scripps and then a left hand turn on to Oxford.  Areas 1, 2 and 3, where the Refresher will be located, are close to Oxford so park along Oxford.
There is ample parking.  We will have a lot of patrols and patrollers at our Refresher so you may have to hike a little bit if you come closer to starting time.  You can also park along Scripps.
If you are Eastbound on the 210 take the Towne exit and go north and then East on Baseline and make a right on Indian Hill and a right on to Scripps.  Again…it is on the corner of Scripps and Oxford.  If you are Westbound on the 210 exit at Baseline and go west to Indian Hill.  Make a left on Indian Hill and a right on the Scripps.     OR
From the 210 Eastbound take Towne and go South and then make a left on to Scripps and the park is on the corner of Scripps and Oxford.

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