Category: Emergency Preparedness

Safety In Adaptive Recreation Programs
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Safety In Adaptive Recreation Programs

Adaptive, or inclusive, recreation allows those with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to participate in recreational activities. Through the use of activity modifications, technology, and/or assistance, these programs can help everyone enjoy recreation safely and appropriately to enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and way of life. Whether your organization has dedicated Adaptive Recreation programming...

What is CPR?
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What is CPR?

The American Heart Association defines Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as “…an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating…” and is the most immediate form of care for anyone in cardiac arrest. Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Before we get into the details of CPR, it’s important to know the difference between sudden cardiac arrest,...

How To Communicate With Your Family In An Emergency
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How To Communicate With Your Family In An Emergency

A core element to our general emergency preparedness plans is a plan to communicate with family members when we’re not together. Whether you happen to be separated outside the home when a crisis occurs or you simply don’t reside with your immediate family members, knowing when and how to communicate when the time comes should...

Your Organization & Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Your Organization & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The current situation around the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has everyone on high alert. Constant updates and developments can be overwhelming as you try to determine what impact this situation will have on your organization. We know that you always prioritize the safety of your participants, and now the focus is on making sure that...

Emergency Preparedness for Preschoolers
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Emergency Preparedness for Preschoolers

Pre-school is an important part of every child’s educational development and parents rely on childcare professionals to ensure their safety while they attend school. Part of this includes emergency preparedness for preschoolers which, while similar to other school preparedness efforts, needs to be adjusted slightly for this younger age group. Identify Potential Classroom Emergencies Classroom...

ePACT for Employees – Frequently Asked Questions
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ePACT for Employees – Frequently Asked Questions

Employees expect the organizations they work for to support them through any emergency. However, most don’t have the necessary information, processes, or communication tools to do so. In the event of an emergency, your organization and staff should ask: How will we support staff and keep them safe? How will we instantly communicate with our...

Incident Prevention for Recreation Programs
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Incident Prevention for Recreation Programs

Recreation organizations that host youth programs know the importance of emergency and crisis plans to support participants and staff in unexpected situations. While we can’t predict when an accident or emergency is going to happen, taking steps to prepare in advance helps with incident prevention and mitigation. Recognize Dangers & Emergencies in Recreation As with...

10 Ways to Engage Employees in Safety
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10 Ways to Engage Employees in Safety

The safety and wellbeing of your employees is your priority. The most effective way to maintain best practices across your organization is to ensure your staff are fully engaged, committed, and personally motivated. Here are ten ways to engage your employees in safety and personal preparedness. Create a health and safety committee These employees will...

2019 Year In Review
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2019 Year In Review

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Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations
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Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations

Youth recreation organizations know how important participant safety is while kids are enjoying camps, programs, and other recreational activities. Staff have plenty of processes in place to support safety efforts, from collecting critical participant information and staff training, to incident reporting and responding to emergencies. With that in mind, emergency plans for recreation organizations are...