Spring Training 2014Spring Training is scheduled for May 3rd & 4th, 2014. NCSP offers training to all levels of boaters interested in patrolling the Upper Delaware River between May 31st and September 30th. To be a member in good standing you are required to patrol 4 days over the summer.
Everyone is welcome to volunteer (15 years of age and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian, under 18 need permission from parent or guardian). If you need a boat or equipment to patrol, let us know. For over 34 years NCSP continues to provide a great volunteer service opportunity for college bound students. Gain valuable experience working outdoors with a federal agency (National Park Service).br>
The National Canoe Safety Patrol and the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River partnered to produce a Public Service Announcement for Water Safety on the Delaware River. You can view the 30 second spot below which will be broadcast in regional movie theaters before the featured film.
Get Certified! - Online CPR Course 2014
Get ready for another fun-filled NCSP river season and we always start with lots of training! We made a few exciting changes this year! Joe Bennett will be using the American Heart Association online CPR course which is the most efficient way to get certified! Your certifications have to be up-to-date for CPR, if you wish to renew membership with NCSP and continue patrolling.
All you have to do is register on-line, take one of two online courses (which are available 24/7 and may be started and stopped as you wish), print a certificate, and join Joe on Sunday afternoon following NCSP Training Weekend to complete the course by testing your skills on the Annie’s and AEDs. Successful completion of courses requires three parts: The online course, a hands-on skills practice session, and a skills test with Joe. Joe is an authorized BLS Professional Rescuer and Heartsaver Instructor. All certifications and continued access to the website and manual is good for two years.
The two courses: CPR AED (Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 #90-1402). Total cost is $48.00 ($23.00 on-line payment and a $25.00 skills practice and testing session which includes all materials). Time online: 1 to 2 hours which covers Adult/child CPR, Adult/child choking, Adult/child AED use, and Infant CPR and choking. 1st Aid CPR AED (Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 #90-1401) Total $75.00 ($39.95 on-line payment and a $35 session, which includes all materials). Time online: 1.5 to 2.5 hours. This course teaches First aid basics, Medical emergencies, Adult/child CPR, Adult/child choking, and Adult/child AED use.
If you reside in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Joe will also be teaching Friday, May 22 & June 3rd at 12:00 pm at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus and Sunday, May 4, 6:00 pm at Jim Thorpe River Adventures. Call him to schedule these dates. The link to the online courses is here. If you have questions, call Joe at 610-390-2501.