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    Thank you for interest with the Emergency Response Team. This site should have information to help you start your own team or modify an existing team. Feel free to look at or utilize our paperwork for your own program. All forms are in PDF and Word so you can modify to fit with your department or university.

    All of the forms below are utilized at UW-La Crosse with the Recreational Sports Department with only minor changes to adapt to different facilities on campus.

    Please email Mo McAlpine with any feedback, questions, comments, or concerns as your input helps us continually improve our program.

    Presentation Materials


    The UW-L Recreational Sports Department was fortunate to present our ERT information at the WIRSA state conference, Region III Lead-On, and the NIRSA national conference this past year. We were pleased to be joined by alumni staff members at both the Lead-On and national conference. Below is a copy of the presentation and supplemental packet used at the national conference. The packet only contains a few examples for better visuals during the presentation. Download the complete form package [Zip file] free of charge.


    NIRSA National Conference

    PowerPoint Presentation PDF PowerPoint
    "Make it Happen" Packet PDF  


    Athletic Business Conference

    PowerPoint Presentation PDF PowerPoint

    Red Shirt Review

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Red Shirt Reviews

    Red Shirt Reviews are simulated emergencies the Emergency Response Team uses to test the staff on their skills, improve their comfort level, and prepare them for real life situations. Most situation have two levels, RED and GREEN, with red being more severe and green less severe. Certain scenarios are RED only due to university and departmental protocol (Concussion, CPR & AED).


    Additional Information

    Program Overview A brief overview of the Red Shirt program including equipment and evaluation tools. PDF Word
    Front Desk Review During every review, the staff member(s) not directly responding to the injury go through the Front Desk Review with an ERT member. PDF Word
    Reviews Situation RED Situation GREEN Situation
    CPR/AED Review Sudden Cardiac Arrest PDF Word -No Green Level-
    First Aid Review Bleeding (Laceration) PDF Word PDF Word
      Dislocation PDF Word PDF Word
      Head Trauma PDF Word -No Green Level-
      Rolled Ankle PDF Word PDF Word

    Emergency Action Plans

    Emergency Action Plans are set up to help student staff know what to do in the event of an emergency such as medical, weather, and campus threat. Each emergency is prepared in step by step instruction. The paragraph format is used for staff members to review the situation during free time and is located in the student handbook. The bulleted format is to be used, if needed, during an emergency and is generally located near the phones, intercom systems, and in the intramural and club sports supervisor binders.

    Facility Action Plans   Situational Action Plan  
    Recreational Eagle Center (Indoor Complex) PDF Word Active Shooter On Campus Under revision
    Recreational Eagle Center Announcements PDF Word Active Shooter in the REC Under revision
    North Campus (Outdoor Recreational Fields) PDF Word Fire / Extreme Weather PDF Word


    Additional Paperwork Used

    The following paperwork is utilized in different ways throughout the department. Each form is unique to different situations. Your specific department will have to determine what forms need to be used and in what manner.

    Injury Report Used to report all injuries occurring with Rec Sports. Completed forms are turned into the professional staff. Major injuries require an immediate phone call to professional staff. PDF Excel
    Incident Report Used to report all incidents occurring with Rec Sports. Completed forms are turned into the professional staff. PDF Word
    Transportation Sheet Given to students with non-life threatening injuries that may require medical attention. PDF Word
    Moulage Moulage gives a more realistic feel to a red shirt review involving first aid. PDF