Buffalo Target Shooters Association

       Calgary, AB

Incident Action Plan

A.  Location of BTSA & Contact Numbers

1.     STARS Emergency Link Centre:
  • STARS phone number 1-888-888-4567 or 403-299-0932 (on big sign by Clubhouse)
    • Press #1 for EMERGENCY
  •  Give BTSA STARS location code of 5313
    • Briefly describe incident chest pain, short of breath, firearms training accident “shot in the leg during training exercise”
    • NEVER say a person was just ‘shot’ with no other information because RCMP Emergency Response Team will come in and secure the area first.  Initial statement should be that it is a “training accident.”
    • This will delay delivery of any medical aid to injured person
    • However, do not withhold information
  • STARS will connect you to 911 and STARS will stay on the line to listen
 2.     For More Emergency Ground Resources - ambulance, fire and police:
They will ask many questions about location for ground resources:
  • Buffalo Target Shooting Association in Sibbald Flats, Kananaskis, Alberta
  • Located approximately 60 kilometers west of Calgary
  • If on Highway 16 travelling west, take Route 68 (Sibbald Creek Trail Exit 143) south to get to Homestead Road
  • Keep following road until get to a double gate
  • Someone will be there to meet and guide
 GPS Coordinates to the BTSA Entrance/Gate:
  • N51° 00′ 14.8″ (North 51 degrees 00 minutes and 14.8 seconds)
  • W114° 46′ 19.4″ (West 11 degrees 46 minutes and 19.4 seconds)
911 will also ask many questions about the patient

STARS will assist and share advice on the landing zone and communicate with their pilots.


  •        Figure 1. BTSA Map with Landmarks

    B.  Event Lead (EL) Responsibilities:

    • Read out loud the Pre-event Safety Briefing before each BTSA event (i.e. Action Shooting League (ASL), Steel Challenge League, IPSC/USPS Club matches, etc.)
    • Primary for calling STARS or 911 in the case of an emergency.
    • Document emergency timeline and incident as accurate as possible with times, people, etc.
    • Share information of emergency with Board of Director Liaison when possible.
    • Ensures all match activities including cessation of competition is executed in a safe and timely manner when required.
    • Primary for calling STARS or 911 in the case of an emergency.
    • Contact Board of Director Liaison as soon as it is possible and safe to do so to explain the situation.
  • C.  Range Officer (RO) Responsibilities:

    • Call out emergency on radio or use air horn.
    • Instruct shooters remove all shooting gear and take to vehicle.
    • Secondary for calling STARS or 911 in the case of an emergency if the Event Lead is unable to do so.
    • Take first aiders to injured person.
  • D.  Pre-Event Safety Briefing

    There are five pillars of Emergency Management; prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The pre-event safety briefing is an important component of the five pillars.  
    This safety briefing is read out loud prior at each BTSA event and can be found in Appendix A. The Event Lead will share this information in case of an emergency as it could save someone’s life!

    E.   Minor Injuries and Nearest Medical Facility

    • The Cochrane Community Health Centre operates between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and is located at 60 Grande Blvd in Cochrane, AB
    • Arrangements for transportation to and from the Cochrane Community Health Centre will be provided by match organizers. 
    • Should participants wish to transport themselves, they are allowed to do so; however, follow up communication must be organized before they leave. 
    • If unsure of injury severity, contact 811 or 911 and consult with available triage resources.




Failure to comply with the above rules may result in temporary or permanent suspension from the Homestead range and/or the BTSA and APRA.

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Buffalo Target Shooters Association
PO Box 394
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW
Calgary Alberta T3K 2A8

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