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emergency

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

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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'Due to the option of free calls, people misuse the facility to make fool rescuers by faking emergencies, but no emergency is found when the team reaches the spot.'
In Rawalpindi Rescue 1122 rescued 2553 victims of emergencies in the month of February while responded to 2670 emergency calls which includes 671 road traffic accidents, 1596 medical emergencies, 65 fire emergencies, 58 crime calls, 03 building collapsed incidents, 02 explosions and 275 other miscellaneous emergencies.
The Bill will also facilitate the appointment of an emergency controller, saving time in the event of an emergency, and proposes various other technical amendment to the Emergencies Act 2004.
of emergencies occurred in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and DG Khan in Eid days.
You will feel relieved because you no longer have to worry about most small emergencies. Once you get your larger emergency fund saved, you won't have to worry about paying for most large ones either.
Now as a result of the performance of Rescue 1122 during emergencies and disasters in recent years it has also been notified as the Disaster Response Force by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Government of the Punjab.
We can educate future citizens who will be volunteers and leaders during the emergencies of tomorrow, no matter what their academic major.
The volume contains 370 chapters grouped into section covering resuscitation, high-risk chief complaints, eye emergencies, ENT (ear, nose, and throat) and dental emergencies, pulmonary emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, vascular emergencies, gastrointestinal emergencies, renal and urologic emergencies, gynecologic emergencies, obstetric emergencies, musculoskeletal disorders, neurologic emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, dermatologic emergencies, allergic and immunologic emergencies, infectious disease emergencies, hematologic/oncologic emergencies, endocrine and metabolic emergencies, trauma, pediatrics, toxicology, environmental emergencies, and administrative and special clinical considerations.
Second, dispersed attacks or other types of routine emergencies will demand responders elsewhere.
Emergencies are an ever-present, if uncommon, risk in dance.
Over the years, many high school athletic programs have faced unexpected medical emergencies, without an organized emergency plan to handle them.
Failure to protect residents in emergencies can result in lawsuits againts the facility or a loss of state funding.