These are the steps that the National Office will follow to get new Bike Patrols and Bike Units registered.
The Bike Patrol or Host Unit leader will reach out to the National Office in Lakewood, CO by emailing the Registration Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at (303) 988-1111 Ext 2661. The Registration Manager (Charles Buckman) will send the Bike Patrol or Host Unit leader documentation in regards to the IMBA/NSP transition. This document will break down the different types of membership the Bike Patrol or Host Unit can participate in. (Attached in this email)
The Bike Patrol or Host Unit leader will respond to the Registration Manager via email with the decision if they would like to join as a Bike Patrol or Bike Host Unit. The Registration manager will respond with an attached application for a Bike Host Unit or Bike Patrol. In this email the Registration Manager will also include the Division’s contact information based on the inquiring Bike Patrol or Host Unit geographic location.
Click for Bike Host Unit Application (MS Word)
Click for Bike Patrol Application (MS Word)
The Bike Patrol or Host Unit Leader will reach out to the Division Director regarding how they can take either the Outdoor First Care (OFC) or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) course, as determined by whether they are forming a host unit or patrol, respectively . The leader will also take this opportunity to introduce themselves to the division and discuss dues and best practices. If the patrol or host unit does not already have trained OEC instructors as members, the division director will need to identify a process for the patrollers or hosts to obtain the proper training.
The Bike Patrol or Host Unit Leader will create an account on the www.nsp.org website. They will then fill out all fields of the application besides the Section, Region, and Division signatures at the bottom. Once this is filled out the leader will email or fax this application to the Registration Manager at the National office. If they have any questions they can reach out to the National Office at email@example.com .
The Registration Manager will then forward this application on to the Division Director for approval and signature. Once the Division Director approves this new Bike Patrol or Host Unit, the Registration Manager at the National Office will create the Bike Patrol or Host Unit in the system.
The Registration Manager will then communicate with the Bike Leader that the Patrol or Host Unit has been created and how to proceed with payment so that they are able to manage their roster.
I have also included these steps in an attached document. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
Charles Buckman | Registration Manager
National Ski Patrol
(303) 988-1111 (Ext. 2661)