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Educational Alternatives, Volume 12, 2014

AN ANALYSIS OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES AND RESPONSE IN PAKISTAN
Zarmina Akbar, Naeem Shahzad, Syed Hassan Farooq
Pages: 490-494
Published: 4 Sep 2014
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Abstract: Pakistan has experienced an increased frequency of natural disasters in the recent past. Owing to her diverse terrains ranging from mountains to deserts, the country is vulnerable to many natural disasters including floods, earthquakes, droughts etc. This article deals with the subject of Emergency Services while keeping its focus on the Response mechanism related to our environment and conditions. The initial part highlights the stages for controlling damage from various types of disasters. Furthermore, an emphasis on requirements of sound organization for providing essential services and responses required during disasters is viewed upon. The mid part takes a wholesome view of our Services and responses required during disasters in case of emergencies. Finally, there is an overview of Additional steps which should be taken for providing emergency services and relief in order to cope within the situation building a vision of safety culture to enhance the coping capacities in terms of contingency planning, equipment required and provided, information and communication, role of media and most important damage assessment.
Keywords: disaster, susceptible, emergency services, response, contingency planning, damage assessment
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