Although you hope the worst never happens, you must observe
council procedures for handling accidents and fatalities. At the scene
of an accident, first provide all possible care for the sick or injured
person. Follow established council procedures for obtaining medical
assistance and immediately reporting the emergency. To do this, you
must always have on hand the names and telephone numbers of council
staff, parents/guardians, and emergency services such as the police,
fire department, or hospital emergency technicians. Check with your
council for emergency contact information.
After receiving a report of an accident, council staff will immediately arrange for additional assistance at the scene, if needed, and will notify parents/guardians, as appropriate. If a child needs emergency medical care as the result of an accident or injury, first contact emergency medical services, and then follow council procedures for accidents and incidents. Your adherence to these procedures is critical, especially with regard to notifying parents or guardians. If the media is involved, let council-designated staff discuss the incident with these representatives.
In the event of a fatality or other serious accident, notify the police. A responsible adult must remain at the scene at all times. In the case of a fatality, do not disturb the victim or surroundings. Follow police instructions. Do not share information about the accident with anyone but the police, Manitou Council, and, if applicable, insurance representatives or legal counsel.
Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Crisis/Emergency Procedures: