Emergency Action Plan for Athletic Facilities

Developed for University of Georgia by Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-911

EMERGENCY DEFINITION ACTION STEPS EMERGENCY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
BOMB THREAT Suspicious device found that is thought to be explosive or a communicated warning that bomb has been placed
 
Conduct systematic building search looking for suspicious object
 
Do not touch any suspicious package
 
Shut off open flames
 
Leave lights on or off, do not use electronic devices such as cell phones
 
Caller information - see checklist
 
Evacuate building and call Public Safety @ D21-2200
Bomb threat caller check list When is the bomb going to explode? Where is it right now? What does it look like? What kind of bomb is it? What will cause it to explode? Did you place the bomb? Why? What is your name? Where do you live? Note any background noises, caller accent, and record information verbatim
FIRE Small fires- no larger than a waste basket, attempt to extinguish with a fire extinguisher. FOR ALL FIRES CALL 9-911
 
For small fires attempt to extinguish with a fire extinguisher
 
Have a co-worker call 9-911
 
For large fires, evacuate the area
 
Turn off lights, open flames and close the windows and doors - DO NOT LOCK
 
Move to an area 500 ft from the building
Know the location of all fire equipment such as fire extinguishers and pull stations Fire Extinguisher Instructions: Pull the safety pin from the handle Aim nozzle at the base of the fire Squeeze the trigger handle Sweep from side to side Tornado Watch - conditions are favorable for a tornado Tornado Warning - a tornado has been sighted
SEVERE WEATHER Weather conditions that are favorable for a natural disaster
 
Have a weather radio and leave it on at all times
 
When tornado warnings are issued, secure the facility and vacate the premises
 
Identify the safest place to go in the event there is not enough time to vacate the premises
 
Be prepared to instruct spectators and participatnts where to proceed in the event of severe weather.
The following natural disasters are common: Tornados Floods Thunderstorms Winter ice storms
UTILITY FAILURE Electricity failure, gas leak, or water main break
 
Gas leaks - evacuate the building
 
Call physical plant @ 2-7456 or after hours Public Safety @ 2-2200 for any utility failure
Know the location of the gas main cut off and the water main cut off.
VIOLENT OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR Person threatening violence or bodily harm
 
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND
 
Call 9-911 or Public Safety @ 2-2200 and give a good description of the suspect
 
If you are able, secure the area to confine the suspect until help arrives
Hostage Tips: Avoid drastic actions Follow instructions and stay alive Don't speak unless spoken to. Expect the unexpected Be observant
 
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