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I use a “Cut and Run” policy.
This policy is very simple. When someone has a
medical emergency in the worship center during
an event I follow this procedure:
A request for emergency medical
assistance was sent via radio to all Security
and Sound tech personnel. Event sound techs have
a radio to use in such emergencies.
All security personnel monitoring
their radio would immediately respond to the
Security personnel are to
immediately assess and issue a cell phone call
to 911 for an EMT emergency need.
Security personnel are then to
make efforts to take the person out of the
worship center as soon as possible and wait for
Defibrillators are to be stored
in the worship center first aid office for
Any doctors and nurses present
are urged to come to the emergency and assist or
lead in administering treatment until EMT's
If the emergency patient is not
able to be moved from the worship center the
platform should acknowledge the emergency to the
congregation, ask everyone to remain calm, and
proceed with the program. If appropriate, a time
of prayer and music might draw attention away
from the incident and reduce the tension in the
Upon arrival, EMT’s should take
over all medical issues.
A member of the church staff
should accompany the family to the ER.
For all other minor first aid
needs there is a first aid room where people
with sprains, cuts, diabetic emergencies,
fainting, and other such minor medical needs are
handled. The security office is responsible for
handling these first aid needs and seeking
either 911 assistance, on-site medical
personnel, or simply letting the family attend
to their loved one.