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Emergency Action Plan
Revised 3/24/2020

The following EAP is set to help manage our athletic facilities in case an emergency arises, and EMS needs to be activated.
When to Activate:
Situations in which 911 should be called include, but are not limited to:
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Athlete is not breathing
  • Suspected neck or back fracture
  • Inability to move
  • Open fracture (bone is visible through skin)
  • Severe dislocations
  • Heat illnesses
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

Chain of Command:
The person highest in the chain of command, who is present at the scene, will oversee initial care and delegating responsibilities. The chain of command is as follows:
  • Team Physician
  • Athletic Trainer
  • School Nurse
  • Athletic Director
  • Administration
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach/Coaches
  • Other (athletes, parents, teachers)
Roles of First on Scene:
  1. Survey the scene for any potential hazards and make sure it is safe
  2. Alert the Athletic Trainer [Ashley Carlson (740) 412-9773]
    1. In cases of serious injury please dial 911 first
  3. Activation of emergency medical system (EMS)
    1. 911 call: provide name, address, phone number; number of individuals injured; condition of injured; first aid treatment; specific directions; exact location; other information as requested
    2. Do not hang up until the dispatcher has ended the call
  4. Immediate care of the injured or ill student-athlete
  5. Emergency equipment retrieval
  6. Direction of EMS to scene
    1. Open appropriate gates if necessary
    2. Designate individual to “flag down” EMS direct to scene
    3. Control the scene: limit to first aid providers and move bystanders away from area
Emergency Contact directory
Athletic Trainer
Ashley Carlson, MS, ATC, SCAT
(740) 412-9773
[email protected]
Athletic Director
Donna McCaskill
[email protected]
Josh McLaurin
[email protected]
Assistant Principal(s)
Connie Townsend
[email protected]
David Morgan
[email protected]
Review Frequency:
The Athletic Trainer, Athletic Director, Team Physician, and Coaches review the Emergency Action Plan and Policies and Procedures annually.
Communication & Documentation:
Documentation of all injuries/illnesses, treatment, rehabilitation, progress notes etc. should be kept up to date by the Athletic Trainer through PlanetHS.
Any catastrophic or significant situation must be communicated to the Athletic Trainer as soon as possible.

In the event an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required, one is located in the gymnasium, athletic training room, and/or one will be with the certified athletic trainer during events.