Emergency Action Plans

NJSIAA wants to encourage its member schools to establish an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) specific to interscholastic athletic events. The risks of catastrophic injury and sudden death exist during both practice and competition.  The purpose of the EAP is to facilitate a prompt, efficient, coordinated response in the case of a medical emergency.  Member school districts should have EAPs in place that address medical emergencies among student-athletes, staff, officials, and spectators. Routine planning, preparing, and practicing are the keys to achieving success in the case of an actual emergency.  Below is a list of important resources to assist our member schools.

NFHS High School Today Article (January 2022) – “Emergency Action Plans:  Practice Makes Perfect”


NFHS High School Today Article (April 2022) – “Mental Health Emergency Action Plan – Necessity for Schools”


Anyone Can Save a Life – Emergency Action Planning Program


NFHS “The Collapsed Student” Online Course from NFHSLearn.com


NATA Position Statement: “Emergency Planning in Athletics”


KSI: “Emergency Action Plans”