Events that attract a large number of people must adequately meet a number of conditions, including specific first aid requirements.
To ensure that event organizers meet these important needs, the health department requires organizers of large events to have a mass gathering permit. A health department mass gathering permit is required in addition to any municipal permits required by the city where your event will take place. To apply for a mass gathering permit, contact the health department that is local the county in which the event will take place.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE REQUIREMENTS*
*The rules listed below are for Salt Lake County. Requirements may differ between counties. Before requesting a Standby First Aid Station, be familiar with the appropriate county requirements.
Each event shall have at least one first aid station. Additional stations may be required by the Health Department, due to the nature of the event, time of year, number of attendees and participants, risk of injuries, or other public health and safety needs.
Each first aid station shall:
1. have the ability to afford privacy to the person receiving care or treatment;
2. be sufficient in size to accommodate the required number of medical providers and the predicted number of sick or injured;
3. be strategically located, clearly marked, and identifiable from every direction as the first aid station; and
4. be easily accessible for emergency personnel and vehicles
Population Based Medical Provider Requirements
POPULATION REQUIREMENT POPULATION REQUIREMENT POPULATION REQUIREMENT
1 - 3,000 2 EMTs 18,001 - 20,500 10 EMTs 35,501 - 38,000 17 EMTs
3,001 - 5,550 4 EMTs 20,501 - 23,000 11 EMTs 38,001 - 40,500 18 EMTs
5,551 - 8,000 5 EMTs 23,301 - 25,500 12 EMTs 40,501 - 43,000 19 EMTs
8,001 - 10,500 6 EMTs 25,501 - 28,000 13 EMTs 43,001 - 45,500 20 EMTs
10,501 - 13,000 7 EMTs 28,001 - 30,500 14 EMTs 45,501 - 48,000 21 EMTs
13,001 - 15,500 8 EMTs 30,501 - 33,000 15 EMTs 48,001 - 50,501 22 EMTs
15,501 - 18,000 9 EMTs 33,001 - 35,500 16 EMTs
At least two, State of Utah, licensed or certified medical providers, such as an emergency medical technician, paramedic, nurse, physician’s assistant, or medical doctor shall be present to staff each first aid station. A gathering having more than 2,500 attendees shall have at least two additional emergency medical providers for each additional 5,000 attendees or fraction thereof.
All medical staff shall have access to telephones or radios to contact 911 or the local emergency medical services. Please notify the appropriate fire department/emergency medical service of the upcoming event and comply with any additional requirements. Photo identification and current state license(s) are required to be on site at all times of the event and available for verification by the Health Department.