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EMERGENCY
maintaining equipment?
if they suspect abuse or neglect?
✓Are your facilities' HVAC systems
functioning properly?
Tourist attractions (augmented
risk when there are low-security
considerations):
✓What security and visitor accountability
systems do you have
in place? Do you have surveillance
methods?
✓What cash management systems
do you have in place?
✓Are there protections in place for
threats of violence?
Large event venues and areas of
mass gatherings:
✓Are there areas of shelter in case
of extreme weather or threats of
violence?
✓Have you considered hiring, contracting
or staffing private duty
police officers or EMS personnel?
Summer camps, overnight camps
and childcare facilities:
✓Can your facility offer appropriate
care in the case of a medical
emergency? Do you have emergency
contact information on file
for campers and staff?
✓Do you have adequate drop-off
and pick-up procedures for parents
and guardians? What levels
of security and protection are
there for facility access points?
Do you have reliable communication
methods for staff?
✓How often are your counselors
taking attendance? Do you have
" buddy checks " while campers
are swimming? Do you have lifeguards
on staff?
✓Is there appropriate supervision
of campers at all times? How
about on field trips?
✓Are your staff trained appropriately
for the care of children? Do
they know their responsibilities
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✓Do you have proper cleaning and
disinfecting procedures in place
as outlined by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention?
✓Is there consideration for accessibility
should an emergency vehicle
need to get to remote areas?
Fitness facilities, aging playgrounds
and play features:
✓Is your equipment inspected daily?
Is routine maintenance performed
at the appropriate times?
✓Do you have replacement schedules
for your equipment?
✓How do you take a piece of dangerous
equipment offline? How
are you communicating
your public?
with
Areas of confined space or areas
of recreation requiring highangle
or technical rescue:
✓Is there appropriate signage in
place to designate hazards? Does
your staff have appropriate levels
of training?
✓Do you have appropriate equipment
to provide rescue in the
case of an emergency? If not,
what procedures are in place to
obtain immediate resources?
Adventure rope course elements:
✓Are inspections performed on
your elements? What redundant
safety checks are your staff performing?
✓Is
your equipment
properly
stored and ready for daily use?
✓Do you offer properly fitting harness
equipment for users?
Aviation hazards and contamination
suspected areas:
✓Do you have areas of lowhanging
power lines? What other
hazards may exist?
✓Where would you land a rescue
Advanced medical emergencies
(e.g., opioid overdose, self-harm
and severe bleeding):
✓Does your staff train on administering
Naloxone in the event of
an opioid overdose?
✓How would your staff handle a
threat of a death by suicide?
✓Do you have emergency bleeding
kits? Appropriate staff training?
helicopter? Do you have resources
in place to aid in such rescue
scenarios?
Additional considerations focus on
the mechanisms and environments
that cause injury along with the
steady increase of mental and physical
health issues within the public.
Emergency threats along these lines
can include but are not limited to:
Environmental emergencies and
hazardous conditions:
✓Does your organization prepare
for natural disasters? Do you have
designated areas for shelter? Do
you have evacuation procedures
and methods of mass transport in
an emergency? How are you accessing
more resources?
✓Are there considerations
and
procedures in place to handle
high heat and extreme cold
emergencies?
Behavioral emergencies:
✓Do you have access to mobile
crisis resources, if necessary? Do
you have methods for securing or
barricading a threatening patron
in place to eliminate risk of harm
to themselves or others?
✓Does your agency focus on training
staff to handle mental health
emergencies?
✓Does your agency work collaboratively
with local law enforcement?

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