Leadership and Emergency

Plan for success! Whether you are a trip leader or a group of friends or family heading out on a trip, think about the following:

  • Route plan and maps
  • Emergency phone numbers and services
  • Leave a trip plan with someone, with return date
  • Known access/egress points on your route
  • Skills check of your group
  • Risk and hazard assessment of the trip
  • Check weather, wind, river level, fire and wildlife warnings
  • Electronic communication or signal device, flares, etc
  • Emergency shelter and warmth (especially in remote location)
  • Extra food and water or water treatment

Check the Safety sections on Planning & Leadership, Group Travel and Hazard Assessment for more details.


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