Monitors participants of snow sports, either at a ski area or in a back country setting and work to promote ski safety, enforce area policies, and help injured skiers when necessary.
This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Security and Protective Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Examines injured persons and administers first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
- Contacts emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
- Rescues distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
- Instructs participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provides safety precaution information.
- Patrols or monitors recreational areas such as trails, slopes, and swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
- Completes and maintains records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
- Warns recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
- Observes activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
- Inspects recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, and chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.