Mount Washington Ski Patrol Association, a legacy of Medical Equipment donations
Over fifteen years ago Comox Valley patroller Don Sundquist was able to secure the loan of a patient monitor for Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Since then the MWSPA has made regular medical equipment loans and donations to the Resort. For many years, Dave Corman, a Pharmacist by day and former Patrol Team Leader and 20 year patrol veteran, has supplied FAR (that’s an acronym for the mountain’s First Aid Room) with medications at or near cost.
In recent years the patrol purchased and donated three hospital cots and loaned a patient care hut in 2006 as well as purchased and loaned a portable suction unit and a high tech fully automated patient monitor in 2009.
The MWSPA also purchased (with grant funds) and loaned two AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to the Resort in 2010.
Aside from this, the Patrol Association is currently supplying patrol jackets, VHF radios and avalanche safety gear to its members. The MWSPA has also provided a number of electronic diagnostic and training management tools for use at Mount Washington’s First Aid Room. This helps the skilled medical technicians and the volunteer doctors provide excellent pre-hospital care whenever required.