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Special Event Planning

EMS Special Event Planning
Pursuant to Chapter 1013 of the Rules & Regulation promulgating the EMS Act, "A person, agency, or organization responsible for the management and administration of special events may submit a plan for EMS to the Department, through the regional EMS council assigned responsibility for the region in which the special event is to occur, to secure a determination from the Department as to whether the plan is adequate to address the EMS needs presented by a special event or a series of special events conducted at the same location.  The plan shall be submitted prior to the start of the special event or events."
Plans for events within the Lycoming, Tioga, and Sullivan Counties EMS Council shall be forwarded to the council office at least 90 days prior to the date of the first scheduled event of each calendar year.
The Department of Health will approve/disapprove the plan within 60 days.
Plans shall be completed on forms issued by the Department of Health through the Regional EMS Councils and shall contain the following information:
  1. Type and nature of the event, location, length, and anticipated attendance.
  2. Identification of sponsoring organization.
  3. The name and qualifications of the special event supervisory physician & special event director.
  4. Identification of the number and qualifications of EMS personnel who will be involved.
  5. Type and number of emergency medical vehicles, equipment, and supplies to be utilized.
  6. Description of the onsite treatment facilities including maps of the special event site.
  7. Level of care to be provided (BLS, ALS, or both).
  8. Patient transfer protocols and agreements.
  9. A descrition of the special event emergency medical communications capabilities.
  10. Plans for educating event attendees regarding EMS system access, specific hazards, or severe weather.
  11. Measures that have and will be taken to coordinate EMS for the special event(s) with local emergency care services and public safety agencies (ambulance, police, fire, rescue, hospitals, etc.)


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