Emergency Action Plan For Emergency Personnel

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Jeff Podeszwa
JMU Wild West Rodeo
Emergency Action Plan

I. Purpose:

A. To establish a written document, outlining and explaining procedures during general and specific emergencies.

B. Emergencies to be covered:
-General Injuries
-General Evacuation
-Inclement Weather
-Sudden Cardiac Arrest
-Cervical Spine Injury
-Fractures
-Shock

C. Event Maps and this document will be placed throughout the event area at various locations.

II. Emergency Communication:

A. Handheld radios will be used as the primary communication device. Each radio will be fully charged prior to the event, and set to channel 1.
B. Radios will be used as the primary communication device for all on site emergencies.
C. If you need to contact any Rodeo personnel from an
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Events and Protocols:

A. Events to Take Place (In Order)
-Calf Roping
-Team Roping
-Steer Wrestling
-Barrel Racing
-Saddle Riding
-Bareback Riding
-Bull Riding
All events will take place in the main ring. Warm-up for events will take place in ring number 2. The medical staff will have a main tent with treatment tables in between the two rings. EMS will have an ambulance for emergency transportation, waiting by ring 1 in the medical tent area.

B. Injury Protocol
- If an Athlete goes down during this event, medical staff will initially hold until the Head Bullfighter gives the signal that it is safe to enter the ring. The Athletic Trainers, will be the first on the scene to assess the situation. If further medical attention is required, the paramedics will be notified via radio, and drive the gator into the ring for assistance. Security will make sure no spectators interfere with any medical treatments.
- If an athlete goes down in ring number 2, medical staff will initially hold until the Head Bullfighter gives the signal that it is safe to enter the ring.
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