LifeQuest , Inc. Managing Emergency Situations on Group Outings. The LifeQuest , Inc. Outing SAFETY PLAN. Before going on an outing, each person will decide which group they will be in. This will be recognized by the staff who are attending the outing.
There are four types of emergencies that we will discuss in this presentation. In these types of emergencies, it will be your knowledge and ability to act quickly that will make a difference:
There are many types of severe weather, but the most unpredictable form of severe weather is a tornado. In the event of a tornado, you will be safest by finding a structure such as a bathroom, closet, or hallway to seek shelter.
You do not want to be anywhere near:
You do need to seek shelter in an area that:
While it is extremely rare, there may be a situation in which a dangerous individual is in the area. In these situations, it is important that you act quickly, instead of “freeze” in fear.
If you are ever in a situation where it seems that a person is following you, or harassing you in any way, and you feel unsafe, you need to contact staff and let them know. Wait near an area where people are working, such as a cashier or customer service, until staff arrives.
Again, if a group member has a cell phone, they may call LifeQuest, Inc. to inform the QP, who will then contact staff about the issue.
On June 21, 2013, while many members of the LifeQuest, Inc. group were on an outing in Greenville, NC, an individual with a gun randomly shot four people in the Walmart and Kellum Law Firm parking lot. Thankfully, the LifeQuest, Inc. group was not close enough to be affected by the incident—however, it is a good idea to know what to do should something like this ever happen.
If you are in a situation in which there is an active shooter in the area, these three actions can save your life:
Emergency situations are scary, that’s a fact.
However, the purpose of this presentation is not to bring up possible “scary” scenarios, but to prepare you. By being prepared, your chances of overcoming the situation and surviving increase GREATLY!
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How many people should be in a group?
What should the group leader do if a member of their group experiences a medical emergency?
What should the group leader do if the group is unable to meet with staff during an emergency?
what is the procedure in the event of a fire or building safety issue?
What is the procedure in the event of a dangerous individual? What three actions do we need to remember?
What is the procedure in the event of dangerous weather?
Where does the group need to meet if instructed to exit the building?
What is the wrong way to respond to emergencies?
Why do we need to review this information?
Is it better to wait and see what everyone else is doing, or act quickly to be safe?
What is the LifeQuest, Inc. phone number?
Which is the best time to call LifeQuest, Inc.: (a.) Your group members are not getting along OR (b.) a group member fainted?