In Case Of Emergency
In the event you have an accident on the trail, please follow these steps.
1. Stay put
2. Call 911
- Let them know what kind of assistance you require; Police, Fire, or Ambulance. Generally, you will require medical attention so Ambulance is probably your best bet. The dispatcher will decide who is most able to respond, so don’t be surprised to see Search and Rescue, Police, or the Fire Dept. show up instead of the Paramedics.
3. They should be provided with the following information:
- Type of injury
- If it was a fall of over 2m
- What assistance you are currently rendering (for example, you have a trained 1st Aid person with them)
4. A detailed location
- Let them know it’s a wilderness environment
- Assume that they have NO knowledge of the area or trail names
- Directions to the nearest trailhead, with reference to km markings for Forest Service Roads
- A phone # for someone in the group, prefereably the person that will be meeting them.
5. Have someone meet the Emergency personnel at the agreed access point.
- Again, assume that Emergency Services have no local knowledge, and be prepared to guide them to the scene.
6. Secure the accident site to prevent more accidents.
- There’s nothing worse than having a second rider land on someone that’s already injured.