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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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The two groups did not significantly differ regarding gender, trust in emergency services, emergency prevention knowledge, risk perception, active vs passive behavior, trauma severity and perceived personal threat.
Much has been said and written about the successes of the former Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC) in raising awareness, advancing the development of critical resource tools and stimulating measurable voluntary emergency prevention, preparedness and response actions by individual industrial facilities and communities.
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Open Competition: Provision of services for the organization of multi-channel informing the public about the activities of the Russian Emergencies Ministry on emergency prevention and promotion of health and safety through the media and news agencies
The sales tax will replace earlier three taxes -- road tax, emergency prevention tax, tax for delivery of paid services to population and retail sales tax.
Most experts now agree that better information and communication with all stakeholders result in better emergency prevention, response and recovery.
Completion of an assistance contract with a specialized entity that acts as an Emergency Prevention Service, of the preventive specialties Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene.
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Specific objectives include: (i) to improve fiscal performance in terms of revenues; (ii) to improve pedestrian and road access and coverage of primary health care and early childhood development services for households in the citys informal neighborhoods; (iii) to improve the populations access to quality green spaces; and (iv) to modernize information management to enhance vehicle mobility and environmental emergency prevention and response (paragraph 1.
The Family Health Interactive Library includes six full multimedia CD-ROM's designed to prepare users for life-threatening situations, instruct on emergency prevention and offer self-improvement programs.
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources in Denver is receiving $217,877 in funding to provide advanced mine rescue skills training for all underground mines and mine emergency prevention in Colorado.

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