Emergency Action Plan

The purpose of this document is to provide instructions to participating coaches in the event of a medical /safety emergency or quickly changing weather during the OFSAA Championships and Festivals.

Emergency Numbers:

Emergency: 911
Local Hospital Phone Number:
McMaster Children’s Hospital (905)-521- 2100
Juravinski  Hospital Emergency Room (905) 521-2100

Non-Emergency Numbers:

Championship/Festival Convenor:
Charley Giudice: (905)-518-8328
Championship Asst. Convenor:
Melissa Martin: (289)-377-8956
Rachel Heart: (905)-807-4426

OFSAA On-Site Rep: Charley Giudice
School Front Office:
St. Mary Catholic Secondary School


Site: Name: Turner Park
Site Address: 344 Rymal Road E., Hamilton Ontario
Site Convenor: Charley Giudice
Site Paramedic: Deborah Polak

Emergency Information – Closest Care Center

Hospital (City) Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton
Address: 711 Concession St. Hamilton, ON
Telephone Number: (905)-521-2100

Hospital (City) – McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton
Address: 1200 Main St. W, Hamilton
Telephone Number: (905)-521-2100

On Site First Aid – Deborah Polak

AED Location

In between park entrance and baseball diamond

Medical Emergency
In the event of a medical emergency Call 911, send a runner to notify site supervisor at in between parking lot and baseball diamond who will activate the EAP if the injured person:
is not breathing
does not have a pulse
is bleeding profusely
has impaired consciousness
has injured the back, neck or head
has a visible major trauma to a limb
or is recommended by Charge person

If you suspect a spinal cord injury DO NOT move the victim or have victim initiate their own actions.

Roles and Responsibilities


Charge Person
These are the primary areas of responsibility for the Charge Person/s:

  • Ensure the Call Person is aware of the incident and is performing his/her duty
  • Reduce the risk of further harm to the injured person by securing the area and sheltering the injured person from the elements
  • Designate who is in charge of the other athletes and stop games in the area of safety
  • If nobody is available for this task, cease all activities and ensure that athletes are in a safe area
  • Protect yourself (wear gloves if in contact with body fluids such as blood)
  • Assess ABCs (check that the airway is clear, breathing is present, a pulse is present, and there is no major bleeding)
  • Wait by the injured person until EMS arrives and the injured person is transported
  • Fill in an accident report form

Call Person
These are the primary areas of responsibility for the Call Person/s:

  • Call for emergency help
  • Provide all necessary information to dispatch (e.g. facility location, nature of the injury, description of first aid that has been done, allergies and other medical problems for that athlete)
  • Send the runner to notify Field Supervisor and clear any traffic from the entrance/access road before the ambulance arrives
  • Make sure runner waits by the driveway entrance to the facility to direct the ambulance when it arrives
  • Call the emergency contact person listed on the injured person’s medical profile

These are the primary areas of responsibility for the Runner(s):

  • Notify Field Supervisor and clear any traffic from the entrance/access road before the ambulance arrives
  • Wait by the driveway entrance to the facility to direct the ambulance when it arrives at the injury site


Non-Urgent Injuries:

Any injuries (including concussions) sustained during the tournament should be assessed by one of the onsite attendees and an injury report should be completed by the field supervisor. Any injury that resulted in an athlete’s removal from the play will require reassessment before a decision regarding return-to-play is allowed. An athlete’s return-to-play will not be a coach decision.

Weather or Safety Emergency:

In the event of a safety or weather emergency players, coaches and team personnel should proceed immediately to team vehicles and remove themselves from danger by staying inside with doors and windows closed and away from the sides of the vehicle. Coaches should take role call and ensure all players are accounted for and safe. Coaches should await further instruction either in person or via cell from the field supervisor or convenor before leaving the safe area of the team vehicle with team members.

Calling 911:

If the situation is life-threatening & you are asked to do so: CALL 911 and provide the following information:


 “Hello, my name is ____________________ and I am calling from (Location)_____________________. We have an athlete who has suffered from a possible (type of injury – head, neck, leg, etc.) ______________________________. The victim is conscious / unconscious (state one). We need an ambulance ASAP.







McMaster Children’s Hospital





1.      Turn left onto Rymal Rd. E 

2.      Turn right onto Upper James 

3.      Use the right lane to take the Lincoln M Alexander Parkway West ramp 

4.      Use the right two lanes to take the ON-403 ramp to Toronto 

5.      Take exit 69 for Aberdeen Ave. 

6.      Turn left onto Longwood Rd. S 

7.      Use left 2 lanes to turn left onto Highway 8 

8.      Turn right onto University Ave.  




Juravinski Hospital Emergency Room





1.  Turn right only Rymal Rd E

2.     Turn left onto Upper Sherman Ave.

3.     Continue straight to stay on Upper Sherman Ave. 

4.     Juravinski Hospital will be on the left.