Emergency Services

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Other International Definitions

UNISDR

The set of specialized agencies that have specific responsibilities and objectives in serving and protecting people and property in emergency situations. [1]

Emergency services include agencies such as civil protection authorities, police, fire, ambulance, paramedic and emergency medicine services, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, and specialized emergency units of electricity, transportation, communications and other related services organizations.

Service d’urgence: L’ensemble des institutions spécialisées qui ont des responsabilités spécifiques et des objectifs d’aide et de protection des personnes et des biens dans des situations d’urgence. [2]

Службы оказания помощи при: чрезвычайных ситуациях Группа специализированных организаций, имеющих особые функции и задачи по обслуживанию и защите людей и имущества при чрезвычайных ситуациях. [3]

Servicios de emergencia: El conjunto de agencias especializas con la responsabilidad y los objetivos específicos de proteger a la población y los bienes en situaciones de emergencia. [4]

خدمات الطوارئ: مجموعة الأجهزة المتخصصة ذات المسؤوليات والأهداف المتعلقة بخدمة وحماية الإنسان والممتلكات في حالات الطوارئ. [5]

Layanan keadaan darurat: Serangkaian badan-badan khusus yang mempunyai tanggung jawab dan tujuan-tujuan khusus untuk melayani dan melindungi masyarakat dan harta bendanya selama situasi keadaan darurat. [6]

Perkhidmatan kecemasan: Agensi khusus yang mempunyai tanggungjawab dan objektif tertentu dalam berkhidmat dan melindungi orang awam dan harta dalam situasi kecemasan. [7]

Mga Serbisyong Pangkagipitan: Kabuuan ng iba’t ibang ahensya na may ispisipikong responsibilidad (pananagutan) at mga layunin na paglingkuran at proteksyunan ang mga mamamayan at ariarian sa pangkagipitang mga sitwasyon. [8]


National Definitions

Australia

Emergency service is an agency responsible for the protection and preservation of life and property from harm resulting from incidents and emergencies. [9]


Brazil

Atendimento de emergéncia: Conjunto de ações destinadas à recuperação de pacientes, cujos danos à saúde necessitam de assistência imediata, por apresentarem risco de vida. [10]


Finland

Emergency services: action which takes place when an accident has happened and which aims at preventing the worsening of the situation and keeping the damages as small as possible.

Pelastustoimint: Toiminta, joka tapahtuu onnettomuuden satuttua ja jolla pyritään estämään tilanteen paheneminen ja pitämään vahingot mahdollisimman pieninä. [11]

Pelastustoimi: Kokonaisuus, johon kuuluvat onnettomuuksien ehkäisy, pelastustoiminta ja väestönsuojelu. [12]

An entity that encompasses the prevention of accidents, rescue activities and civil defence. [13]
Pelastustoimintaa ovat kiireellisesti suoritettavat toimet, jotka onnettomuuden sattuessa tai uhatessa toteutetaan ihmisten, omaisuuden ja ympäristön suojaamiseksi ja pelastamiseksi sekä vahinkojen rajoittamiseksi ja seurausten lieventämiseksi. Pelastustoimintaan kuuluviin toimiin ryhdytään myös tahallisesti aiheutetuissa, seurauksiltaan vastaavissa tilanteissa tai niiden uhatessa. Väestönsuojelu tarkoittaa ihmisten ja omaisuuden suojaamista sekä pelastustoimintaan kuuluvien tehtävien hoitamista poikkeusoloissa tai kyseisiin tehtäviin varautumista.
Rescue activities consist of urgent tasks in response to an accident or the risk of an accident carried out to save people and/or property, to limit damage and to mitigate the consequences. Rescue activities are also implemented in situations involving comparable deliberate harm or the threat of it Civil defence refers to the protection of people and property, the carrying out of rescue services in a emergency conditions, and to preparedness for these tasks.

Standard Definition

See also

Notes

  1. 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. UNISDR glossary
  3. UNISDR glossary
  4. UNISDR glossary
  5. UNISDR glossary
  6. UNISDR glossary in Bahasa
  7. UNISDR glossary in Malay
  8. UNISDR glossary in Tagalog
  9. Australian Emergency Management Glossary, Emergency Management Australia (1998)
  10. GLOSSÁRIO DE DEFESA CIVIL ESTUDOS DE RISCOS E MEDICINA DE DESASTRES, Ministério da Integração Nacional, Brazil
  11. [Palo- ja pelastussanasto. Helsinki: Suomen Pelastusalan Keskusjärjestö ry ja Suomen Palopäällystöliitto, 2006. 350 s. (TSK 33.) ISBN 951-797-215-6; Fire and Rescue Vocabulary. Helsinki: the Finnish National Rescue Association SPEK and the Finnish Association of Fire Chiefs, 2006. 350 p. (TSK 33.) ISBN 951-797-215-6 (In Finnish)]
  12. Yhteikunnan Turvallisuusstrategia, Valtioneuvoston periaatepäätös 16.12.2010
  13. Security Strategy for Society, Government Resolution 16.12.2010