Retrieved May 7, 2014, from http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/tr-141.pdf Zapotosky, M., & Morse, D. (2009, November 6). 2 firefighters in Pr. George's charged with arson. Washington Post. Retrieved May 4, 2014, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/05/AR2009110504793.html
One common misconception is that burn victims have all come into contact with flames. Burns result from fires, electricity, hot liquids, chemicals, and even ultraviolet rays. Seeking medical attention for a proper diagnosis is critical to ensuring quality treatment and management of burns. Burn Centers have been established to help patients adapt to life after burns, which can be a great challenge. In today’s society, hospitals and medical professionals can treat burn victims, but the best remedy for burns is prevention.
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In 2012 when the Derecho came through the region without prior warning, the storm cut out power to half a million people across the area for more than a week during the sweltering summer month. This unexpected and quick moving storm exposed that power companies were not as prepared as they should have been for unexpected emergencies. The power companies that service the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are Alleghany Power, Dominion, Baltimore General Electric (BGE), Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and Pepco the biggest and main server of power for the area. On their website, Pepco, states that they have almost 800,000 employees dedicated to serving the area of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. (PEPCO.COM) Before the Derecho, Pepco would always state their preparedness for weather predicated storms before they would approach.
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Health World Organization (WHO) (2006) also reports that a few weeks after the disaster 28 people died because of the Acute Radiation Sickness(ARS). The Chernobyl nuclear accident is one of the major disasters in the history of nuclear power which had many serious effects on humans and the environment. Humans were a victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident which affected their lifestyle and their health. People of Chernobyl were evacuated to clean and safe areas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2006), there were 116 000 people who were evacuated from Chernobyl region to other safe areas in the summe... ... middle of paper ... ...ust be according to medical certificate.
“The Impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder On Firefighters.” Firehouse.com. June 18, 2013. Accessed May 18, 2014. http://www.firehouse.com/article/10963131/resources-to-help-firefighters-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder. Foster Law Firm, L.C.C. “Mental Health and Pyschological Impact of a Fire.” Accessed May 19, 2014. http://www.fosterfoster.com/Burn-Injury-Law/Mental-Health-Psychological-Impact-of-a-Fire.shtml.
“The use of leading indicators can help reduce injuries and incidents on the job for the identification of safety risk before they become problems, Kyle Morrison, National Safety Council. Universal Indicators Let's examine lagging and leading indicators we typically see in an organization. Starting with the lagging indicators, most organizations will track injury and illness data. Often injury and illness data is further divided into recordable and lost day frequency rates. Although these indicators are considered to be lagging they provide valuable information to a safety professional.