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We are a licensed training provider for the American Red Cross, American Health & Safety Institute, California Emergency Medical Services Authority (ICEMA region), and Wilderness Medical Associates International. We have developed different types of program delivery options to cater to various organizations and their departments' needs accounting for a range of experience, certifications, and employees that cycle in/out. Below is a sample list of the types of training we can offer, program delivery options, and participant options. Just tell us what you need and we will customize a training program that works best for you.

Types of Training and Certifications

Layperson Training/Certifications:

Covers first aid and/or CPR/AED at a basic level in an urban setting where emergency medical services are close by.

  • Adult CPR/AED
  • Adult First Aid
  • Pediatric CPR/AED
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Anaphylaxis/EPI Auto-Injector
  • Asthma/Bronchodilator
  • Child and Babysitting Safety
  • California State Approved Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training (eligible for state certification)
  • California State Approved Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED for Day Care Personnel

Professional Rescuer Training/Certifications:

Covers advanced first aid and CPR/AED skills at a professional rescuer level for those working for EMS agencies in a setting where they have access to a plethora of resources.

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • California State Approved Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training (eligible for state certification)
  • CEUs for EMTs and Paramedics (medical and non-medical classes). Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • All medical and trauma related topics.
    • Avalanche Rescue
    • Chair Lift Extrication
    • Gondola Extrication
    • Toboggan Rescue
    • MCI Drill

Wilderness Medicine Training/Certifications:

Trains and certifies people to cope with wilderness hazards and emergencies as well as emergencies during natural disasters where resources are limited and definitive care is delayed.

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness Upgrade for EMTs
  • Wilderness Advanced Life Support
  • California State Approved Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training (eligible for state certification)

Non-Certification Training:

We believe knowledge is empowering. Our instructors have a wide range of knowledge and experience. Not an EMT or Paramedic, but wish to educate yourself in one or more of the above topics? Let us know what you are interested in and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Students participating in these types of trainings will be given a certificate of completion.

Program Delivery Options

Classroom Learning with Online Access to Course Materials

  • All instruction is done on site via lectures, hands on activities, and quizzes/tests.
  • Curriculum covered includes core standards plus a focus on curriculum pertaining to the organization/departments’ operations.
  • A course is setup in BLE’s Learning Management System (Schoology) specific to the organization/department.
    • Employees enroll using a provided access code.
    • Employees have access to electronic copies of course materials including textbooks and handouts as well as general course information.

Hybrid Online/Classroom Learning

  • Online instruction via short video lectures, textbooks, and handouts. Students tailor their own learning needs by reviewing content they are less familiar with and at a pace that works best for them. Students take an online quiz the year they need to certify.
  • Classroom instruction via hands on activities.
  • Curriculum covered includes core standards plus a focus on curriculum pertaining to the organization/departments’ operations.
  • A course is setup in BLE’s Learning Management System (Schoology) specific to the organization/department.
    • Employees enroll using a provided access code.
    • Employees have access to electronic copies of course materials including textbooks, handouts, online curriculum (i.e. lecture videos, quizzes/tests), and general course information.
  • Oftentimes, more cost effective. Less classroom time = less instructor wages.

Participant Options

Annual Training for All Employees

  • All employees participate in training annually.
  • Certifications are issued during the year the employee needs it if they have met all certification requirements.
  • Organizations are billed for certification filing fees for the employees certifying that year.
  • Certain topics are revisited annually while other topics are covered every other year providing time to cover more skills that pertain to organization/departments’ operations.
  • Refreshing skills annually has resulted in greater abilities to handle emergencies and provide quality patient care.

Annual or Biennial Training for Employees Needing Certification

  • Employees that need certification attend.
  • The same core curriculum with an emphasis on topics that pertain to organization/departments’ operations is covered each year. Less variety in number of topics/skills covered due to fact curriculum is being repeated each year.

We work with organizations and their departments to offer cost effective training opportunities. Our program director will consult with a representative from your organization and/or department to discuss the program option that best suits your needs. If there are multiple departments that have similar curricular needs we will work with you to create a multi-department training, which is often more cost effective than running several smaller sized courses.  Ongoing feedback allows us to continue to tailor/improve the training program year after year.

Contact us. We will schedule either an in person meeting (preferred) or a phone/online conference with our program director. At this meeting we will discuss your needs and examples of what we can offer. Post meeting, our program director will put together a training program proposal including logistics, certifications offered, and a cost estimate for you to review. Some organizations pay for the training entirely. Others subsidize the cost or simply use this service to reduce the per student training fee for their employees or constituents. Once the program is decided upon we will move forward. We will seek feedback and make adjustments in order to continue to customize the program that best suits your needs.

We currently work with both Mammoth and June Mountain Ski Patrol. This is one of our most dynamic and complex programs that illustrates what we are capable of doing. We have designed a training program that meets the needs of all ski patrollers (approximately 75 employees), who have a range of experience and certifications (EMR, WFR, WEMT, OEC, EMT, Paramedic), and cycle in/out of the job. To meet their needs we provide ongoing training that meets and often goes beyond certification requirements for EMR, EMT, WFR, WEMT, and Paramedics resulting in good patient outcomes. Here is how it works:

  • Fall Annual Training
    • Gondola and Chair Lift Extrication Training: EMTs and Paramedics are provided CEUs.
    • 3 Day Refresher: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, patient assessment, and other medical/trauma topics are covered. Training is provided using the equipment patrollers use on the job. EMTs and Paramedics are provided CEUs. Over the course of two years, training hours exceed the number requirement for EMR, BLS for HCP, and CA State EMT certifications. EMTs and Paramedics are provided with CA State approved CEUs that can be applied toward the National Registry CEU requirements.
    • Patrollers are paid to be there and training is covered by Mammoth Resorts.
  • New Hires
    • EMTs and Paramedics are provided CEUs for many aspects of "rookie training".
    • Those with WFR and OEC certifications are transitioned into the EMR certification program.
    • Rookies are paid to be there and training is covered by Mammoth Resorts.
  • Ongoing Training/Guest Speaker Seminars
    • On hill field scenarios throughout the season are conducted.
    • Medical Professionals (most volunteer their time) are brought in to do presentations.
    • EMTs and Paramedics are provided CEUs for attending these trainings.
    • Hours are logged for EMRs.
    • Patrollers are either paid to attend or provided the opportunity for training on their own time.
    • Training is covered by Mammoth Resorts.
  • Skill Verification/Written Assessments for EMRs and EMTs
    • Skill Verification is completed at the annual refresher and during new hire training for all patrollers. Instructors assess skills to the standards of the individual's certification.
    • Written assessments are given at the annual refresher and new hire training as well as conducted online using our Learning Management System.
    • If an individual does not pass a particular skill or written assessment we work with them until they have gained competency in that area.
    • Online assessment is completed on the patroller's own time.
  • Certification Processing
    • EMR and BLS for HCP certifications are issued during the year an individual needs to renew if they have met all certification requirements within the two year cycle.
    • EMT skill verification forms (CA State and National Registry) are provided during the year an individual needs to renew if they have met all skill verification requirements within the two year cycle.
    • National Registry EMTs and Paramedics have the option to affiliate with "Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol" in the NR online system where we directly enter CEU hours after each training session.
  • WFR/WEMT
    • Many patrollers need to maintain a WFR or WEMT for summer work. We provide additional training every two years specific to the wilderness medicine standards.
    • Training is paid for by the individuals needing to maintain this certification and is completed on their own time.

We have received a great deal of positive feedback. What patrollers like best...

  • Training with each other. They know what each other is capable of. They are on the same page.
  • Ongoing training keeps skills fresh.
  • Training with the equipment they use on the job is invaluable.
  • Mammoth Resorts pays patrollers to attend most trainings, pays for the majority of training, and pays for EMR and BLS for HCP certifications and EMT/Paramedic CEUs. This has had a huge positive financial impact. Maintaining certifications is a costly expense.
  • Although not paid for by the mountain, WFRs and WEMTs have an inexpensive and easier way to maintain their certification.

We currently work with the following organizations: