emergency response service Articles

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • An assessment technique for information quality support in emergency response

    Emergency services introduce complexities to information exchange, including the requirement for high quality information. Despite the importance of information quality (IQ), its assessment has been given very little attention in this domain. If the IQ issue is addressed at all, the focus stays within the low level data analysis without usually considering the contexts. For a significant class of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The voluntary sector in emergency response and civil protection: review and recommendations

    This paper examines the role of volunteer emergency responders in civil protection activities. It distinguishes between spontaneous and organised voluntarism and focuses upon the latter. The potential of volunteer organisations to run different kinds of services is evaluated, but it is noted that the degree to which volunteers are important in civil protection varies considerably from one country ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • An overview of the use of satellite navigation for disaster management and emergency response

    Navigation satellites provide three main datasets for effective and efficient rescue operations: localisation, navigation and timing services. Three–dimensional (3D) coordinates can be obtained by using these satellites. Navigation feature helps rescue teams to get to a disaster area and rescue location faster, easier and safer. Highly accurate time information is used for synchronisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency management international: Improving national and international disaster preparedness and response

    Since 1998, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been responsible for managing activities of the Civil Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) programme, in Europe and Central Asia. CMEP supports international partner nations' national and regional strategies related to disaster preparedness and consequence management for all hazards including the development and exercise of national and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Emergency response and remediation of a petrol leak: petrol filling station

    Project: Emergency Fuel Leak at an Operational Petrol Station Client: Franchised petrol station operator Services: Emergency response/leak management, regulator negotiation, site investigation, remediation and verification Summary: Responsive, pragmatic advice and robust regulator negotiations aided rapid characterisation ...

  • Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak: manufacturing facility

    Project: Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak Client: Confidential manufacturing company Services: Emergency response planning, environmental assessment, regulator liaison, remediation design Summary: Through rapid site characterisation and expert decision making ESI minimised the environmental damage ...

  • Identification of Emergency Situations

    With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it comes to establishing precautionary measures.   ...


    By Bryan & Armstrong Ltd

  • Emerging markets for SRI?

    Socially responsible investors have, so far, paid little attention to emerging markets. But a new report commissioned by the International Finance Corporation argues that they should – both for their own sakes, and for the sake of sustainable development. Dan Siddy explains In 2000, Vestel, a Turkish manufacturer of flat-panel TV screens for European and North American markets, emitted large ...


  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Supporting the 'chain of survival': how ICT can facilitate rapid response for out–of–hospital cardiac emergencies

    Sudden cardiac death is a serious public health issue throughout the Western world, especially within rural communities that cannot be quickly reached by emergency ambulance services. When a person suffers a cardiac arrest, it is vital to invoke the 'chain of survival' process, involving early access to the emergency services hotline, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced paramedic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning for the Unthinkable Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Planning for Catastrophic Events District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA)

    ABSTRACTManager’s decision capabilities can be improved through a better understanding of a system’s inter-dependability. Communication and planning during non-emergency periods enable managers and engineers to review the impacts that would be expected during several scenarios, and what system improvements could be made to minimize those impacts. The plan that DC WASA developed helped managers ...

  • Facility location and multi-modality mass dispensing strategies and emergency response for biodefence and infectious disease outbreaks

    Mass dispensing for medical prophylaxis and treatment of the general population requires rapid establishment of a network of dispensing sites and health facilities that are flexible, scalable and sustainable. In this article, we describe a systems approach to analyse mass dispensing of countermeasures, and present a set of powerful modelling and computational tools to assist in strategic and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Documenting damage, disruption, interdependencies and the emergency response of power and communication systems after earthquakes

    This paper describes the organisation and operation of the Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. The committee performs post-earthquake investigations of lifelines and the lifeline facilities of emergency responders, such as hospitals and public service answering points. The objectives of these investigations are identified along with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By 3E Company

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