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Emergency Response And Preparedness

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS Emergency preparedness can be defined as prepartory activities that establish a state of readiness to respond to extreme events that could affect the community. Recent Outbreaks and Incidents Zika Virus Ebola Chikungunya Always stay abreast of information about recent outbreaks and incidents, to ensure adequate responses and preparedness. Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Types of Disasters & Weather Emergencies: Earthquakes Extreme Heat Floods Hurricanes Lightning Tornadoes Tsunamis Volcanoes Wildfires Landslides and Mudslides Winter Weather Radiation Emergencies - WHAT SHOULD I DO? If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets. Get Inside In a radiation emergency you may be asked to get inside a building and take shelter for a period of time. This action is called "sheltering in place." Get to the middle of the building or a basement, away from doors and windows. Bring pets inside. Stay Inside Staying inside will reduce your exposure to radiation. Close and lock windows and doors. Take a shower or wipe exposed parts of your body with a damp cloth. Drink bottled water and eat food in sealed containers. Stay Tuned Emergency officials are trained to respond to disaster situations and will provide specific actions to help keep people safe. Use radios, televisions, computers, mobile devices, and other tools to get the latest information. Emergency officials will provide information on where to go to get screened for contamination. CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES Biotoxins Blood agents Metals poisons that come from plants or animals. agents that consist of metallic poisons. poisons that affect the body by being absorbed into the blood. Vomiting agents Toxic alcohols Organic solvents poisonous alcohols that can damage the heart, kidneys, and chemicals that cause agents that damage the tissues of living things by dissolving fats and oils. nausea and vomiting. nervous system. Nerve agents Caustics (acids) Incapacitating agents drugs that make people unable to think clearly or highly poisonous chemicals that burn or chemicals that work corrode people's skin, by preventing the nervous system from working properly. that cause an altered eyes, and mucus membranes (lining of the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs) on contact. state of consciousness (or unconsciousness). Long-acting anticoagulants Choking/lung/ pulmonary agents Riot control agents/tear gas poisons that prevent blood from clotting properly, chemicals that cause highly irritating agents normally used by law severe irritation or enforcement for crowd which can lead to swelling of the respiratory tract (lining of the nose and throat, lungs). uncontrolled bleeding. control or by individuals for protection (for example, mace). Blister agents/vesicants chemicals that severely blister the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin on contact. What can you do when you don't have any knowledge and skill to handle those emergencies? You can call the Emergency Response Company. Parabellum International is one of the finest Emergency Response Companuies in Perth, WA. They provide a number of emergency services, including: OIL Firefighting Medical Marine Oil Spill Emergency Management Rarabellum INTERNATIONAL

Emergency Response And Preparedness

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Natural disasters and other catastrophe’s can happen anytime, anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you should live in fear. The information in this section is designed to apply to a wide variety of eme...


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