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Spring 2017

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Training Matters!

New Backcountry/NMBP Patroller Training: May 20 and 21, 2017, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival Office, Cable, WI

2017 Trail Patrol Training

New Trail Patroller Training for the Backcountry Trail Patrol this year will be May 20-21, 2017, at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival office, on Spruce St. in Cable, WI. Free camping  Friday and Saturday nights at the USFS Namakagon Campground, 3 miles north of the Namakagon Town Hall on Co. Rd. "D".

In the past, we have attracted new members through our annual Wilderness First Aid and bi-annual Wilderness First Responder (WFR) classes, held each winter/spring. In attempt to “raise the bar” above NMBP’s basic national standards, effective January 1, 2014 we require all prospective members to complete a 24 hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR training course from us or another provider who follows Wilderness Medical Society Scope of Practice guidelines, We hold our 24-hour Wilderness Emergency Medical Care (Essentially WFA plus several skill areas directly related to our activities and climate.) course in March each even-numbered year, near Zimmerman. We no longer be offering WFR training, but strongly encourage members to take that training, either through other providers, or by taking Outdoor Emergency Care training through the National Ski Patrol.

We hold our new/refresher patroller training near our primary patrol venue, the CAMBA trails in NW Wisconsin. After training, you would then need to join NMBP through the IMBA website, and take and pass their on-line certification exam to become an active patrol member. Then for the first six months, you will patrol with an experienced patroller on the trails as well as at events. We ask that all members commit to doing at least 12 hours of trail patrol on CAMBA and/or MORC trails per season, and work at least three events over the course of a year.

For more information on training, e-mail (Remove the "nospam" for emailing us.) for more information.



















Trail systems we officially patrol (With links):

Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

Chequamegon National Forest (WI)

Isanti County Parks

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 Emergicare Backcountry

Medical Training,

The Backcountry Trail Patrol, in cooperation with Save-A-Life-MN and Emergicare Medical Training, is sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Wilderness First Aid class at Save-A-Life-MN’s training facility in Coon Rapids and Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. The dates for the classes are:
Basic WFA: July 18, 19, 25 and 27, 6:00 to 10:00 PM. (16 hours)
Advanced WFA: August 1, 3, 8 and 16, 6:00 – 10:00 PM. (16 hours) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic WFA or equivalent.
For further information and registration, go to the Save-A-Life-MN website:


AHA Compression-only CPR

Mountain Biker's Backcountry First Aid Class at YOUR Event!

For over 20 years, the Backcountry Trail Patrol has been providing first aid and emergency medical care at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, the Twin Cities Marathon, Team Ortho races, the City of Lakes Loppet and many other events as well as on mountain bike trails throughout the region. Now we are bringing that training to you! The more people who know what to do in the event of an emergency the better prepared we all are. The Patrol and Emergicare Medical Training can bring these lifesaving skills to your location, before or after an event, or in a workshop setting. Thanks to our supporters, the cost is very reasonable and includes training, certification and textbooks. For more information email ""

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We thank


for their ongoing support!

Backcountry Trail Patrol Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity service provider, operating under a volunteer services agreement and in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

for their ongoing support!