Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Action Plan - ASAA Rugby 7’s Provincial Championships
May 31- June 1, 2019 at the St. Albert Rugby Football Club (SARFC)

Please follow and respect the policies and procedures of this Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Emergency situations may arise at any time during athletic events. Expedient action must be taken in order to provide the best possible care to the athletes of emergency and/or life threatening conditions. If a serious injury occurs, time becomes critical. Subsequently, the implementation of this EAP must be adhered to when in an emergency situation. A copy of this EAP will be at the medical tent, each score table, concession, and main control tent.


MIKE BARRIE - Cell: 915-9820 (SARFC Facility Manager)
MICHELLE ROSS - Cell: 780-905-7341
SHAWN SHEPHERD - Cell: 780-264-8255

These pre-designated individuals will be responsible for managing and coordinating the emergency situation. One of these people (along with the onsite Athletic Staff attending to the emergency) will activate the Emergency Action Plan when deemed necessary.

A Certified Athletic Therapist from Advantage will be on-site for each of the two days and stationed at the Medical Tent and will have a the contact information for the above noted individuals, the contact info will also be at each of the score tables.
If an ambulance and paramedic are required (non-life threatening), the Person in Charge and AT will be contacted to assist with EAP implementation. The Person in Charge will call 911, if required, and communicate with MIKE BARRIE (780-915-9820) of the SARFC staff to meet the ambulance to direct them to the correct field.
If an ambulance and paramedic are required (life threatening/dire situation), the coach of the injured player or AT will initiate the 911 call immediately using the EAP information from the field tent/score table. After the 911 call is initiated, the coach/AT will stay on the phone with emergency dispatch. The coach/AT at the field must contact the ‘Person In Charge’ to assist. The ‘Person In Charge’ MUST call MIKE BARRIE (780-915- 9820) to have SARFC staff meet the ambulance to direct the EMS staff to the correct field.
The Paramedic will determine when it is safe to resume play OR if the game needs to be delayed in consultation with the Head Referee.


Head Coach of each match for their respective team or Athletic Therapist at the field This person is appointed prior to the game by the Head Referee. This individual will be required to activate the emergency system by communicating to the Athletic Therapists on-site and informing them of the nature of the medical emergency if not already addressed by the AT on the field with the following information.

The AT will inform the Paramedic and Call Person if they are to immediately call 9-1-1 or wait until they arrive at the field to assess the situation.
The Call Person/AT will report back to the In Charge Person that EMS has been dispatched and provide an estimated time of arrival.


Head Referee responsible for each match
This person is appointed prior to the game or practice. This individual is expected to keep the crowd away from the injured player/person and be in control of the situation.
Control Person (Head Referee-1; Assistant Referees-2) is responsible for controlling the crowd and other participants.
AT will attend all on-field injury emergencies and will have “medical” final say until the injured person(s) have been officially transferred to EMS staff.
Stay in constant communication with the medical provider; the Person in Charge and the 911 dispatch
After the area is secured and controlled, they will act as the guide for emergency personnel from the City of St. Albert while on the rugby playing surface. The EMS will be met at the gate by a designated guide to escort the EMS personnel to the injured athlete.
In consultation with the Person in Charge the continuation of play will be determined.

Emergency Telephone Numbers and Addresses:

STURGEON HOSPITAL: 201 Boudreau Road, St. Albert; 780-418-8200
MISERICORDIA HOSPITAL: 16940-87 Ave, Edmonton; 780-735-2000