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What Is An Emergency:

An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment.  Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.

While some emergencies are self evident (such as a natural disaster that threatens many lives), many smaller incidents require the subjective opinion of an observer (or affected party) in order to decide whether it qualifies as an emergency.

The precise definition of an emergency, the agencies involved and the procedures used, vary by jurisdiction, and this is usually set by the government, whose agencies (emergency services) are responsible for emergency planning and management.

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Congratulations to Chris Edwards:

Chris was the first IV TECH on June, 12th 2010 to establish an successful IV since Gillett Area Ambulance Service went IV TECH, June 1st 2010.

 


 

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