by US Sailing
Do you need to fine tune your safety and emergency action plans? Here are 10 essential crisis steps, provided by Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Director Joel Labuzetta, that all sailing centers and yacht clubs should consider implementing.
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10 Crisis Steps:
Act as quickly, responsible, humanely and open as you can
Form a small management committee but speak with one voice
Immediately contact all people with a connection by telephone
Call for independent review
Send no emails unless absolute security is guaranteed
Listen to your insurance agent and lawyer but don’t sound like one
Respect the public’s need to know, while also respecting victims’ privacy
Say nothing unless you know it to be true
Take ritual seriously: Honor rescuers, consult clergy, psychologists and other specialist
Respect PTSD: Grief counseling is extremely valuable
Learn more about safety and emergency action plans.
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