Patrollers everywhere agree that radio communications are essential for effective ski patrolling. The prompt investigation of reported accidents, the need for additional personnel and/or equipment at the scene, and the coordination of transportation of the injured for further treatment are only some of the patrolling activities for which radio communications play a vital role.

The NSP telecom program assists the organization and its members by:

  • Providing technical and general-interest information on radio communications through NSP publications;
  • Responding to inquiries from members about telecom issues affecting ski patrols;
  • Assisting other NSP advisors and program directors when radio communications are involved;
  • Assisting patrols with FCC licensing and related regulatory matters;
  • Monitoring NSP compliance with FCC regulations; and
  • Interfacing with allied (EMS/rescue) organizations on radio regulatory issues.

NSP members and patrols can find additional technical, procedural and contact information on the NSP member website.

Additional Resources
Frequency coordinators, government agencies, and licensees needing technical assistance should email for help.