2021 Cycle B OEC Refresher

This year's refresher will be on October 24 and October 31, 2021. You only need to attend one of these refresher days. No need to decide in advance. Just show up.

Have questions regarding COVID-19 (and variants) precautions?

We will have a Food Truck for breakfast and lunch this year.

YAP fundraiser special: pulse oximeters for $20.

Scroll down for more info.

Refresher Basics

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Register on NSP.org

Log in to NSP.org. Click on Member Resources, click on Course Schedule and enter E183210004 next to "Course Number equals" and click on the "Find" button.

Click on "OEC Refresher B". Click on "Register Myself" button and follow the prompts on the successive pages. You are done when you see the "Confirmation Page".

If you run into any difficulty, contact Peter Bayer at hanspeterbayer@gmail.com 

Complete Online Course

Log in to NSP.org. Click on Member Resources, then Online Learning, click where it says "Click here to enter the Online Learning Management System". Then click on "2021 OEC Refresher B - Online Module" and follow the instructions.

When complete, send your certificate to Peter Bayer at hanspeterbayer@gmail.com 

Complete Refresher Workbook

Click here for the refresher workbook

Click here for a printable Refresher Workbook Answer Sheet. Or here for an interactive Answer Sheet that you can fill out on the computer.

Once you have completed this, send a copy to Peter Bayer at hanspeterbayer@gmail.com

On Refresher Day

Our refreshers are "hands-on". Be ready to demonstrate your OEC skills, as defined in the Refresher Workbook.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our refresher will be at

YMCA Camp Sloper

1000 East Street

Southington, CT 06489

Please arrive on time.

  • Registration is 0700 to 0750.  

  • Session 1 begins at 0800.

  • There is no General Session.

  • Wear comfortable clothes. Be prepared to work outside.

  • Have a face mask to protect you, your fellow patrollers and their families. 

  • Bring your stocked patrol pack. Plan to work out of your pack. Have a few sets of gloves (BSI).

  • If you do not submit your online certificate and/or workbook answer sheet to Peter prior to the refresher, bring them on refresher day.

Schedule for the day:

0700--0750     Registration and station prep

0800--0920     Session 1

0925--1045     Session 2

1050--1210     Session 3

1210--1255     Lunch/Station Six (voting stations, YAP fundraiser)

1255--1415     Session 4

1420--1540     Session 5

1540--1555     Instructor Wrap-Up

1555--1610     Clean-Up

Food Truck

This year, we will have a food truck on premises to keep you fueled throughout the day. Cash preferred. Menu subject to change.

Breakfast Menu

  • Coffee

  • Sweet Panini Sandwiches

  • Cookies

Lunch Menu

  • Panini Sandwiches

  • Hot Dogs

  • Hamburgers

  • Hot Soup

  • Cookies

YAP Fundraiser

Our CT Region YAPs will be running a fundraiser again this year. As pulse oximeters are now a part of OEC 6, you can easily pick one up at the refresher for just $20--cash only, please. So support our Young Adult Patrollers and update your patrol pack at the same time. For more information, contact our CT Region YAP Advisor, Sue-Ellen Repeta.

Enjoy Kathy Fitzpatrick's Video from our first Camp Sloper Refresher!

Instructor Refresher

This is only for those who will be teaching or assisting at the regional refreshers in October. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Bayer

If you will be teaching or assisting at our regional refresher, you must attend the Instructor Refresher. This is an opportunity to practice your refresher station in front of a "live" audience. It is also your annual OEC Refresher. 

This year, the Instructor Refresher will be held at Mohawk Mountain on Sunday, September 26 at 0800.

Please register for the Instructor Refresher course E183210003 now, as this will help us plan for the event.

Click here for more details on the Instructor Refresher

Contact Peter Bayer if you have any questions.