Dive Georgia Quarry
Dive Emergency Assistance Plan


ADDRESS: 801 OLD TENNESSEE HIGHWAY NE WHITE, GEORGIA 30184

QUARRY ON SITE PHONE: (470) 227-7151

 

 

DIVING ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

 

 

Emergency Dial 911

Phone is located in the dive shack at front desk and by fill station

 

Cartersville Medical Center:

960 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE, Cartersville, GA 30120

Phone: (770) 382-1530

 

Bartow County Sheriff:
Phone: (770) 382-5050

 

At the sound of the air horn located on the dock, Oxygen / AED / First Aid will be brought to your location by Dive Georgia Staff

Oxygen / AED / First Aid are all located onsite in the Dive Shack / registration building. It is marked by an AED sign (in the back of the building by fill station).

 

SCRIPT FOR EMS

When speaking to emergency personnel:
“Hello, my name is <your name> I am at the Dive Georgia Quarry at:

801 Old Tennessee Highway NE White, Georgia 30184

We have a <Non-dive/scuba diver> emergency involving <give divers name> the diver has: (choose proper scenario below)

1.     Injured themselves, is conscious, responsive and breathing and has the following injuries: <list injury>

2.     Been found on the surface, breathing and unconscious and may be suffering from decompression sickness or lung expansion injuries, there <are|are no> signs of decompression illness present. They are being given oxygen.

3.     Been found on the surface, not breathing and unconscious and may be suffering from decompression sickness or lung expansion injuries, there <are|are no> signs of decompression illness present. They are being given oxygen.

4.     Been found on the surface, breathing and conscious and may be suffering from decompression sickness or lung expansion injuries, there <are|are no> signs of decompression illness present. They are being given oxygen.

5.     Been rescued from <give depth>, is not breathing and may be suffering from decompression sickness or lung expansion injuries, there <are|are no> signs of decompression illness present. They are being given CPR and oxygen.

 

DIRECTIONS TO QUARRY FOR EMS

 

From Atlanta:

I-75 North Exit 293 (411 Chatsworth/White) Merge right onto 411 North
Continue toward White for 3 miles

Turn left onto W Rocky Street
(Once you turn you will pass city hall and fire station)

Cross the railroad tracks

Immediately turn right onto Old Tennessee Hwy Dive Georgia is 2 miles on the left. We have a flagpole on our gate and will post some one to guide you into the site.

 

From Chattanooga:

I-75 South Exit 293 (411 Chatsworth/White) Merge Left onto 411 North

Continue toward White for 3 miles

Turn left onto W Rocky Street
(Once you turn you will pass city hall and fire station)

Cross the railroad tracks.

 

Immediately turn right onto Old Tennessee Hwy Dive Georgia is 2 miles on the left. We have a flagpole on our gate and will post some one to guide you into the site.

 

 USING THE DAN EMERGENCY HOTLINE

 +1-919-684-8111

                        OR                 

+1-919-684-4DAN (COLLECT)

WHEN YOU CALL THE DAN EMERGENCY HOTLINE

  • The numbers +1-919-684-8111 and +1-919-684-4DAN (-4326) are answered at the switchboard of Duke University Medical Center. Tell the operator you have a diving emergency. The operator will either connect you directly with DAN or have someone call you back at the earliest possible moment.
  • DAN's medical staff may make an immediate recommendation or call you back after making arrangements with a local physician or the DAN Regional Coordinator. DAN Regional Coordinators are familiar with chamber facilities in their area, and because they're qualified in diving medicine, they can make recommendations about treatment.
  • DAN's medical staff or Regional Coordinator may ask you to wait by the phone while they make arrangements. These plans may take 30 minutes or longer, as several phone calls may be required. This delay should not place the diver in any greater danger. However, if the situation is life-threatening, arrange to transport the diver immediately to the nearest local medical facility for immediate stabilization and assessment of his or her condition. Call DAN TravelAssist at 1-800-326-3822 at this time for consultation with the local medical provider. 

 

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Depending on the nature of the SCUBA diving accident, stabilize the patient, administer 100% oxygen, and contact local Emergency Medical System (EMS) for transport to medical facility.

Explain the circumstances of the SCUBA diving incident to the evacuation teams, medics and physicians (see script for general guidelines). Stress this is a SCUBA diving accident, not just a diving accident. Do not assume that they understand why 100% oxygen may be required for the diving accident victim or that recompression treatment may be necessary.

  1. Make appropriate contact with victim or rescue as required, followed by victim

  2. Establish (A)irway, (B)reathing, (C)irculation as required. Use Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) if needed and available

  3. Treat for spinal injuries, stop bleeding, and treat for shock as required.

  4. administer 100% oxygen.

  5. Notify EMS to transport victim to nearest medical treatment facility.

  6. Notify emergency contact as indicated on victims entry form (In Office)

  7. Call appropriate diving physician and recompression chamber

  8. Secure diving victim’s scuba equipment.

  9. Complete and submit Accident Report as required by EMS services. 

 

HYPERBARIC CHAMBER LOCATIONS

 

Marietta

HyperbaRXs Kennestone
61 Whitcher Street
Suite 2150
Marietta GA 30060

 

ProHBO at Health Horizons, Inc.
1455 Bells Ferry Road, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 678-824-4268
Fax: 678-766-0154

 

Rome

Floyd Medical Center
304 Turner McCall Blvd
Rome GA
Phone: 706-509-5000

 

Chattanooga

Erlanger Medical Center
975 East Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-778-7000 or 423-778-5133