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emergency

n. a sudden, unforeseen happening which requires action to correct or to protect lives and/or property.

emergency

noun accident, casus, climacteric, condiiion of insufficiency, crisis, critical point, crucial period, difficulty, dilemma, discrimen, exigency, extremity, insuffiiiency of service, last minute need, necessitousness, need, need for action, plight, predicament, pressing necessity, pressing need, strait, sudden peril, tempus, unexpected happening, unforeseen condition, unforeeeen occurrence, urgency
Associated concepts: Emergency Court of Appeals, Emergency Defense Act, emergency employment doctrine, Emergency Price Control Act, private necessity, public emergency, public necessity
See also: casualty, catastrophe, debacle, disaster, peril, plight, predicament, quagmire

emergency

1 in the law relating to civil defence or civil contingencies, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom. An event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause loss of human life, human illness or injury, homelessness, damage to property, disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, disruption of a system of communication, disruption of facilities for transport, or disruption of services relating to health. An event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radioactive matter, or disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.
2 in the law relating to fire and rescue, an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause one or more individuals to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals).
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79,840 emergencies of the province include 2889 Road Traffic Accidents, 2493 Medical Emergencies, 75 Fire Emergencies, 183 emergencies related to violence and 699 other Emergencies.
The myriad of emergencies is endless: bomb threats, civil disturbances, dangerous/ disgruntled derson, elevator entrapment, hostage situations and others.
Once you establish the equipment/medical devices available for use during medical emergencies, it is imperative that you develop a weekly or monthly inventory of supplies and schedule periodic maintenance checks to ensure proper working condition of each piece of equipment.
Also, this way "more knowledge and expertise are brought to bear on the planning effort" and "closer professional relationships among response and recovery organizations in the planning process should translate into better coordination and teamwork in emergencies.
The Emergency Service, Rescue 1122, Rawalpindi responded 201 emergencies during Eid Days.
Emergency Action Plans take into account the buildings size, its number of occupants, the number of exits/emergency stair pathways, how staff and tenants are to be notified of emergencies, the frequency drills that are scheduled and who is in charge in an emergency.
By practicing "mock" emergencies, you can assist your staff in understanding what their roles are when and if an emergency takes place.
Under the program, county fire dispatchers determine which medical emergencies are serious enough to warrant lights and sirens.
Since other OSHA programs protect employees who respond to traditional fire and medical emergencies, HAZWOPER does not address these types of incidents.
These emergencies included 2889 road traffic accidents, 2493 medical emergencies, 75 fire emergencies, 183 emergencies related to violence and 699 other emergencies, said a press release issued here on Friday.
Residents suffering from life-threatening emergencies like heart attacks still will be directed to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.
Water emergencies include distressed or missing swimmers and spinal injuries.