American Leadership Academy Athletic Emergency Action Plan


American Leadership Academy

Athletics Emergency Action Plan


American Leadership Academy:

898 W. 1100 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Sports Complex:

295 Volunteer Drive Spanish Fork, UT 84660


To provide proper and swift patient care during athletic events, while ensuring the safety of athletes, coaches, spectators, and others.


Any serious injury, that could lead to further injury or death, or will compromise the functionality of any person. An emergency may include but is not limited to: fire, natural disasters, inclement weather, death, severe fractures/dislocations, loss of consciousness, severe head and neck injuries, paralysis, heat stroke, and/or shock. In the event of any emergency, the Athletic Trainer should be notified immediately. If no weather or immediate threat is present, the individual(s) involved should not be moved. If the elements or other dangers are a concern for causing additional injury, proper shelter and precautions should be sought after.

Important Phone Numbers

Athletic Trainer: Paul Webb (435) 669-2656

Athletic Director: Lora Nichols (202) 213-2171

School Director: Richard Morley (385) 208-6252

High School Principal: Stephanie Diediker (801) 380-0794

ALA Front Office: (801) 794-2226

Spanish Fork Hospital:  (385) 344-5000

Utah Valley Hospital (Provo): (801) 357-2130

Mountain View Hospital (Payson): (801) 465-7000

Team Doctor: Eric Robinson (520) 869-1681

Team Resident Doctor: Jason Neilsen (801) 754-3600

Spanish Fork Fire Department: (801) 798-5075

Spanish Fork Police Department: (801) 804-4700

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1212

Personnel with Keys to Gates & Facilities

Paul Webb (ALA Athletic Trainer Coordinator)

Lora Nichols (ALA Athletic Director)

Any ALA Administrator covering the game

Lance Burrell (Head ALA Football Coach)

ALA Janitorial Staff

Emergency Equipment:

An adequate spine board is not available on site. If one is required, stabilization will be maintained until EMS arrive.

An AED will always be with the ATC. AED’s are also located: High School- In the copy room of the front office in the far northwest cabinet. Junior High- In the nurse’s office just adjacent to the front desk. Elementary School- Behind the front desk in the east cabinet. Outdoor Events- with the AT or in the Rhino Cart left side. In addition, all coaches will be certified in CPR.

No commercial splints are available onsite for severe fractures. The ATC or doctor will determine the best approach for stabilizing.

Equipment removal tools for face masks, helmets, and shoulder pads are in the Rhino Cart, or with the AT.

Chain of Command:

The ATC will be on campus for every home varsity game. They will be the first one notified of an emergency and be responsible for delegating roles and making decisions as the emergency unfolds. If a team physician is present (typically only at home football games), they will assume command.

1. ATC should be notified immediately that a possible emergency has occurred. If no other dangers are present, the victim should not be moved without the ATC assessing the situation. They will then:

a. Provide or take over immediate care of the victim

b. Make decision to activate EMS or not

i. Assign someone to call 911. Caller provides dispatch with:

1. Your name

2. Name, age, sex, and number of injured

3. Nature of injury/illness

4. Care being given

5. Address of facility (pg 1)

6. Directions to enter facility (pg 3-4)

7. Do not hang up until EMS arrives and dispatch hangs up first

*If you need help supplying dispatch with any of this information ask the ATC

c. Delegate retrieval of emergency equipment. A list of common items needed are found on page 2.

d. Delegate someone to place people at key points to direct EMS to the victim (pg 3 outlines these key points).

Possible Types of Emergencies & Responses

1. Cardiac Distress/Arrest

a. Activate EMS, initiate CRP/AED as needed,monitor vitals, monitor/treat for shock. All coaches should be certified in CPR and can initiate treatment as they contact the ATC.

2. Spinal Injury

a. DO NOT MOVE victim. Cervical stabilization, monitor vitals, assess neurological condition, remove face mask. Leave helmet and pads in place if possible. Decision to spine board will be determined by ATC or team physician.

3. Loss of consciousness

a. DO NOT MOVE until you determine cause and provide appropriate care. Determine if EMS needs to be activated, monitor vitals, and monitor/treat for shock.

4. Respiratory Distress/Arrest

a. Determine cause, treat as needed, determine if EMS is needed.

5. Severe Fracture/Dislocation

a. Do not move victim. Activate EMS, monitor distal neurological symptoms, control bleeding splint if possible.

6. Severe Bleeding

a. Activate EMS, direct pressure, monitor distal neurological symptoms, prepare for, monitor and treat for shock, proximal pressure points.

7. Heat Illness/Stroke

a. Remove from hot environment, remove excessive clothing, decrease temperature with full body immersion if possible or ice if immersion pool is not available, encourage rehydration, monitor vitals. Transport if needed only after temperature has dropped to a safe level (less than 104◦F).

8. Lightning

a. All outdoor events will be suspended if the lighting is within 6 miles (monitor via app, or flash to bang counting 30 seconds or less). Everyone at event should seek shelter in the bunker, the Roost, or vehicles. Play cannot resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.

b. Lightning may be monitored by ATC, coaches, school staff, or officials. ATC will have final decision as to when to suspend practices and games.

c. Struck by lightning

i. Move to safe place, activate EMS, provide first aid as needed.

9. Earthquake/Collapse

a. Take cover, keep calm

b. Once shaking has stopped: move away from any dangers, account for all athletes, check for injuries, activate EMS

c. Triage injuries and provide first aid

10. Fire

a. Exit venue in calm and controlled manner, account for all athletes, activate EMS

11. Active Shooter

a. Run, hide, fight

b. Activate EMS as soon as you are safe

c. Follow school protocol

d. Account for all athletes, triage injuries, and provide first aid


Following an emergency, the first in command (ATC, or team physician) will document the occurrence and seek input from others if needed. Changes to the EAP will follow and be discussed as needed.

Directions/Access to Athletic Facilities:


Enter the parking lot off 1100 South. At the southwest area of the parking lot there is a ramp and an entrance to the field. Drive down the ramp and onto the field. Someone will be at the parking lot entrance, and the ramp entrance to direct EMS.

Main Gym:

Enter campus on the south side of the buildings off 1100 South. The main gym is in the high school, the third building from the right. Enter through the main entrance, take an immediate right, then an immediate left into the main gym. Someone will at the parking lot entrance, the high school entrance, and the gym entrance to direct EMS.

Wrestling Room:

Enter campus on the west side of the buildings off Del Monte Road. A driveway will lead you to the back of the buildings. Come to the third building, eastern most entrance. Once in the building, take the first right, then the first left up the stairs. There is no elevator access to the wrestling room. Someone will be at the driveway entrance, building entrance, and bottom of the stairs to direct EMS.

Auxiliary Gym/Weight Room:

Enter the parking lot on 1100 South. In the northwest corner of the parking lot there is a driveway that will take you right to the front of The Roost which is the farthest building to the west. The gym is at the end of the hallway. The weight room is in the southwest corner of the gym. Someone will be at the parking lot entrance, the driveway entrance, building entrance, and weight room entrance if needed to direct EMS.

Bunker/Weight Room:

Park on Mill Road at the back of the stadium by the large gate. Enter through the appropriate door as directed. Someone will be at the gate entrance, and the appropriate door entrance to direct EMS.

Elementary Gym:

Enter the parking lot from 1100 South. The elementary school is the building farthest east. Enter in the main entrance, take a right in the first hallway, and then a quick left into the gym. Someone will be at the parking lot entrance, building entrance, and gym entrance to direct EMS.

Spanish Fork Sports Complex:

Address:  898 W. 1100 S. Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Enter the park via a maintenance gate off Volunteer Drive directly across from the LDS church house. The baseball field is the first field on the east side of this sidewalk, softball is the first field on the west side. Someone will be at the intersection of the road and maintenance gate, and at the field entrance to direct EMS.


GPS Coordinates for Helicopter to Landing Zone

ALA Football Field Landing Zone

40.096037,- 111.671431

(Grass between parking lot & field, South End)

Baseball Helicopter Landing Zone

40.101146, – 111.662347


Softball Helicopter Landing Zone

40.099333, – 111.664913