4. Emergency Procedures

4. Emergency Procedures:

  • 4.1. Emergency Contact. If an emergency occurs, as soon as the RSO can after rendering immediate life-saving aid, the RSO or someone designated by the RSO should immediately call 911. That will connect the caller to Wasatch County Dispatch. In any emergency, the caller should provide the following information:
    • 4.1.1. The caller’s name and location (Big Hollow Shooting Range – rifle, pistol, etc.)
    • 4.1.2. Identify the caller as acting on behalf of the Range Safety Officer in charge of the range.
    • 4.1.3. Describe the emergency and what aid (fire, police, EMT’s, ambulance, etc.) is needed.
    • 4.1.4. Stay on the phone until released by Dispatch.
    • 4.1.5. Emergency Helicopter Transport: If an evacuation by helicopter is needed, the closest landing zone is the parking area by the shotgun club. The coordinates are 40 degrees 27.441 minutes North 111 degrees 25.609 minutes West, Elevation 5850 Ft. they are also posted in the CONEX under the first-aid kit. The coordinates are also listed in the front of the sign-in book.
    • 4.1.6. First-Aid Supplies - First-aid supplies and fire extinguisher are currently located in the storage shed. We will provide voluntary annual first-aid training for active RSO’s. Any other first-aid training is the responsibility of the volunteer.
    • 4.1.7. Communications. In the event of any emergency, the RSO should NOT talk to the press or make any public statement concerning the incident. The RSO must contact the Range Coordinator who will arrange for any public statement or press contact to be made, in conjunction with the DWR office of public affairs. It is absolutely essential that the only public comment that is made by the RSO is “I’m sorry, but I am not at liberty to comment on this matter.” Please note any comments you may make may cause significant liability for the DWR and yourself. In no event should you identify any names to any press or member of the public other than the emergency services personnel.
  • 4.2. Non-Emergency Contact. The Wasatch County Dispatch phone number for non-life threatening emergencies is (435) 654-1411. Please put this number in your phone.
  • 4.3. Incident Form. Any incident on the range that requires medical or disciplinary intervention by the RSO needs to be documented on an incident form. These forms can be found in the back of the sign-in book and also in this manual. After the incident has subsided contact either the Range Coordinator or the DWR Representative for debriefing and/or further instruction. See Appendix B. Incident Report Form. In case there is any kind of Incident at the range, complete this form (Appendix B) after the incident has been resolved. Immediately send a copy to the Range Coordinator and the DWR Representative.
  • 4.4. Fire Risk. Due to the location of the Big Hollow Range and the nature of firearms, a fire risk may be present. In order to minimize the risk of fire, the following rules shall apply:
    • 4.4.1. No shooting will be allowed outside of the range backstop area. The sole exception is that shooting at the gongs MAY be done at the discretion of the RSO in charge, but ONLY during periods such as when there is snow cover or active green vegetation when fire danger is minimal.
    • 4.4.2. The RSO on duty is responsible for determining if shooting at the gongs is safe during their shift. The gongs will be removed during dry conditions. Also, the ammunition for shooting the gongs must meet the following requirements: No magnum, tracer, steel core or armor-piercing rounds are permitted for shooting at the gongs or any other steel targets furnished by the Facility that poses a risk of a spark.