Planning the number, size, and placement of medical tents at the start, along the course, and in the finish line area depends on field size, course layout, and past medical needs.
SMC will work with your event and public safety partners to determine the best locations and number of tents needed to support your event
Equipment & Supplies
We understand that a number of events do not have the budget or space to adequately store and maintain an inventory. SMC can provide the necessary medical supplies and equipment, in the appropriate quantities, at no extra cost to your event.
In addition to a wide variety of wound care and first aid products, we provide splinting materials, AEDs, cots, IV supplies, immersion tubs, and rectal thermometers to handle hyperthermic runners.
SMC believes in a multidisciplinary approach to safety and medical care. In addition to licensed medical staff, our team includes support staff for medical record-keeping, security, and communications personnel.
Our staff works as a team, to ensure consistency, efficiency, and clear communication when treating and caring for your athletes.
In addition to being your event's Medical Volunteer Coordinator, we ensure that all event medical staff understand and follow both the event and state medical protocols. It is vital that all licensed medical staff stay within the boundaries of their particular practice or specialty areas.
We vet all medical personnel licenses and provide pre-event training on medical and logistical protocols, so that your runners are cared for at the highest possible level.
Clear and consistent communication is critical to any event's medical coverage program, which is why we provide and implement multiple communications tools and contingency systems. In the event of device failure, system interruption, or an unexpected emergency such as or mass casualty situation, our team we is always able to communicate with one another, with emergency personnel, and with local authorities. We use commercial radios, digital devices, emergency text and internet messaging, and we bring in amateur radio operators to all events.