BV Nordic Centre

Safety Information

The club maintains safety equipment at the Nordic Centre for use by anyone in need. Club members are encouraged to become familiar with the following so they will be able to assist in an emergency.  This information and important contact numbers are posted next to the Lodge Telephone.

Lodge Telephone

  • A telephone is available on the main floor across from the 1st Aid room
  • The phone is for emergency or brief non-emergency calls.
  • Dial 9-1-1 for ambulance, police or fire

Ski at your own risk

  • Skiing alone is NOT recommended
  • Don't rely on cell phones as coverage is poor on most trails.
  • There is NO First Aid Attendant and NO ski patrol.
  • Trails are NOT patrolled at the end of the day.

1st Aid Supplies

  • Small first aid kit upstairs next to kitchen
  • Portable first aid kits in unlocked cupboard in main floor 1st Aid Room
  • 1st Aid Room has a sled stretcher for use with rescue snowmobile. Stretcher has blankets and leg splint wrapped in tarp.
  • Emergency Kits out on trails - locations marked on trail map. Contains wool blanket, reflective blanket, matches, tensor bandages, hand warmers

AED (Automated external defibrillator)

  • The AED is next to the stairs, inside the main door of the lodge.  
  • The AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can shock a heart to restore a normal rhythm.
  • Anyone can use the AED. It Talks! Best used with a call to 911.
  • If someone is unconscious, use the AED. It only shocks if needed.

Snowmobile Rescue Sled

  • The rescue sled is next to or inside the middle machine shed.
  • There is one helmet on the sled. Extra helmets are in the furnace room on the top shelf.
  • Anyone may use the rescue snowmobile, if competent with snowmobile operation. Use at your own risk.
  • To start: 
    • Unplug from battery charger
    • Ensure red stop switch is in ON position
    • Choke ON (lever out)
    • Turn key (on leash) for electric start
    • After engine starts, turn off choke

Emergency Rescue Procedures 


Biathlon Safety