MWC Emergency Action Plan

Mukwonago Wrestling Club  Emergency Action Plan

The Mukwonago Wrestling Club (MWC) has made the commitment to providing the best quality experience for our athletes. Part of that experience is the safety of our athletes during practices and Competitions. This Plan shall be the guideline for not only safety and injury prevention on the mat but also a guideline for emergency preparedness for all severe weather related or unforeseen emergencies.

This plan shall serve only as a guideline until trained emergency personnel from the Village or Town of Mukwonago are on site. Their actions and directions will supersede any plan put in place by the Mukwonago Wrestling Club.

It shall be the responsibility of all Board Members and Coaches to carry out this plan to ensure the safety of our youth athletes.

Board Members

Coaches

(Requires USA Coaches Card and Mandatory Background check)

 

 

Board of Directors

1. Shall maintain and protect the integrity of this Emergency Action Plan.

2. It shall be the Board of Directors responsibility to review and make improvements to this Emergency Action Plan on an annual basis.

3. The Board of Directors shall maintain Emergency Contact information for all MWC Athletes and make available, copies of an athlete’s information in an appropriate confidential container/manner to coaches for use at practices and tournaments

4. In the event of a Severe Weather Emergency, Coaches and/or Board Members will activate the appropriate Severe Weather Action Plan.

a. Extreme Heat/Cold Conditions, Heavy Storms (Rain, Hail, Lighting, High Winds or Tornadoes)

5. In the event of an injury to an athlete, a Coach and/or a Board Member will provide support for the injured athlete and their family.

 

Coaches

1. Shall maintain and protect the integrity of this Emergency Action Plan.

2. The Head Coach will carry with him at all times during practice or tournaments, MWC athlete information with parent name and contact phone numbers.

3. Shall ensure that all MWC athletes utilize appropriate equipment during practices and tournaments and Shall ensure the practice facilities are maintained in such a manner to mitigate mat transmitted illnesses and injuries.

a. Damaged or inoperable protective equipment shall be reported to the respective MWC athlete’s parent/guardian.

b. Damaged or inoperable facility equipment shall be reported to the Mukwonago High School Varsity Wrestling Coach to be repaired or replaced.

4. It shall be the responsibility of the Head Coach to determine the closest land line or cell phone should they be needed in case of emergency.

5. The Head Coach will assess all reported injuries and decide course of action:

a. Allow player to continue practicing or competing

b. Sit injured athlete for duration of practice or tournament

c. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present) regarding injury

d. Call for medical assistance as needed. (Call 911)

e. Designate either themselves or other to meet and direct EMS in case of 911 call

f. Designate either themselves or other to monitor severe weather, should it be needed

ATHLETE

1. All MWC athletes are required to arrive to practice and tournaments with all appropriate protective equipment.

2. All MWC athletes are required to advise a Coach of any illness or injury.

3. All MWC athletes are required to avoid contact with teammates when diagnosed with any infectious disease. (i.e…Cold, Flu, Chicken Pox, Skin Conditions etc.)

4. Each MWC athlete is responsible for their own supply of water or other necessary fluids

FACILITY INFORMATION

1. Wrestling practices will be held at the Mukwonago High School (MHS) Wrestling Room located at 605 W. School Rd, Mukwonago, WI  53149.

2. MWC will carry a complete medical kit with them at all tournaments and practices.  Each kit is to be stocked with all necessary items. It is the Head Coach’s responsibility to manage or appoint an individual to ensure replacement items for the medical kit are obtained in a timely manner.

a. See First Aid Medical Kit Stocking List

6. All EMS vehicles and personnel will enter the building through the set of doors located at the Southwest corner of the High School (See Facility Reference Map provided).

Mukwonago Municipality Phone Numbers

Emergency:                              911

Police (Non-Emergency):         (262) 363-6434

Fire (Non-Emergency):            (262) 363-6426

WI Poison Center:                    (800) 222-1222

Provide the following information to EMS personnel:

  • Name, address, telephone number of caller
  • Number and condition of athletes
  • First aid treatment initiated
  • Specific directions to facility or venue. Use address located in EMS Map
  • Any other information requested by the dispatcher
  • Do not hang up telephone until prompted to do so by dispatcher

INJURY MANAGEMENT

1. All reported injuries should be taken seriously and assessed completely and properly by the most qualified person available. If no athletic trainer or medical professional is available, the Head Coach shall assume the responsibility of assessment and determine the appropriate course of action.

2. The following injuries and management actions are ONLY guidelines to follow until the appropriate level of care can be obtained.

Suspected Head Injury

1. Stabilize athlete’s head. (DO NOT REMOVE HEAD GEAR)

2. Determine level of consciousness (conscious, unconscious, alert, confused)

a. If athlete is not responsive call 911 – designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

b. Maintain stabilization of head until EMS arrive

c. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present)

3. Keep athlete calm, and still

4. Keep athlete reassured

Suspected Neck Injury

1. Stabilize athlete’s head. (DO NOT REMOVE HEAD GEAR)

2. Determine level of consciousness (conscious, unconscious, alert, confused)

a. If athlete is not responsive call 911– designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

b. Maintain stabilization of head until EMS arrive

c. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present)

3. Keep athlete calm, and still.

4. Keep athlete reassured

5. Determine neurological stability. Check sensation in extremities

a. If athlete has any deficit call 911, – designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

b. Maintain stabilization of head until EMS arrive

Open Fracture (Bone ends exposed through skin)

1. If open fracture, call 911, – designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

2. Stabilize injured extremity

3. Do not try to expose injury site unless absolutely necessary, let EMS remove clothing

4. Maintain stabilization until EMS arrives. DO NOT MOVE ATHLETE WAIT FOR EMS

5. Apply ice if possible

6. If bleeding, control bleeding by direct pressure with sterile dressing

7. Keep patient/athlete calm

8. Reassure athlete

9. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present)

Suspected Fracture with deformity

1. If no open fracture, but deformity noted, call 911

2. Designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

3. Stabilize injured extremity to minimize movement

4. Do not try to expose injury site unless absolutely necessary, let EMS remove clothing

5. Apply ice if possible

6. Athlete may be moved, but with extreme caution

a. If EMS has been called, try to avoid moving athlete until EMS arrives, allow them to do so

7. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present)

Suspected Fracture with no deformity

1. Stabilize injured extremity

2. Do not try to expose injury site unless absolutely necessary, let EMS remove clothing

3. Apply ice if possible

4. Athlete may be moved with extreme caution

5. Contact parent/guardian (if  not present)

a. If parent/guardian wants athlete transported to hospital, call 911

Suspected Heart Attack, Stroke, Seizure

1. Determine if individual is conscious or coherent

a.  If yes, ask them to describe what’s wrong

b.  If no, contact 911 immediately

c.  Designate MWC individual to meet and direct EMS

2. If seizure is suspected, remove everything around individual to prevent them from injuring themselves and have someone contact 911

3. Contact parent/guardian (if they are not present)

4. Determine near location of of MHS AED.

WEATHER EMERGENCIES

1. The MWC Head Coach or designee will assume the responsibility of monitoring weather conditions

2. When severe weather is threatening the MWC Head Coach or designee will follow the appropriate Emergency Action Plan.

SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS

Extreme Heat Conditions

1. When appropriate Head Coach should consider lighter practices

2. Head Coach and Asst. Coaches will provide for frequent rest periods, and water breaks

3. During tournaments, all Coaches shall monitor all athletes for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke

Extreme Cold Conditions

1. Parents shall ensure their athlete is properly dressed for the weather conditions coming to and from practices and tournaments

a. Conditions should be addressed age appropriately

Heavy Rain Storms

1. Coaches should refrain from practices when severe weather is forecasted

2. If heavy rain threatens with flooding, practices and tournaments should be cancelled

3. Coaches shall ensure that all players are picked up and not left at practices and tournaments

High Winds

1. Severe high winds can create destruction and can come without warning.

2. In High winds Head Coach or designee shall monitor conditions and consider safety options

a. Ensure that everyone stays within the facility

b. Watch for flying debris. Tree limbs may break and street signs may come loose during strong winds.

Tornadoes

1. If a tornado “watch” is issued for your area, it means that a tornado is “possible.”

2. If a tornado “warning” is issued, it means that a tornado has actually been spotted, or is strongly indicated on radar, and it is time to go to a safe shelter immediately.

3. Head Coach or designee should monitor the forecast and if either “tornado watch” or “tornado warning” is issued by the national weather service all scheduled practices or tournaments should be cancelled.

4. If during a practice or tournament the National Weather Service issued a “tornado watch” or a “tornado warning” the Head Coach or designee responsible for weather watch shall notify the appropriate person or refereeing officials and coordinate any safety precautions, up to and including cancelling the tournament

COMMUNICATIONS

1. All emergency calls are placed to 911.

2. If mobile cell service is unavailable, ensure that a land line is located prior to any activities

3. The Head Coach, certified trainer/CPR person, and members of the Board of Directors that are present, will make all emergency decisions

4. As soon as an ambulance is deemed necessary, the Head Coach will make the call to request the ambulance and/or other necessary emergency personnel

5. The Head Coach will designate a person to meet the ambulance at the appropriate entrance and will inform the emergency personnel as to the location of the injured athlete

6. EMS personnel will transport injured athletes to appropriate location of nearest or designated medical facility

7. If the athlete’s parents are not present the Head Coach, Board Member (or their designate) will contact the parents/guardians as to where the injured athlete will be taken

8. Coaches and Board Members present will handle any needed crowd control

 

Mukwonago Wrestling Club Acknowledgement of Emergency Action Plan

By signing this document, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the content herein the Mukwonago Wrestling Club Emergency Action Plan and will to the best of your ability, support any and all efforts required in the event of such an emergency…

 

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