Difference between revisions of "Emergency"

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{{definition|An emergency is any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and to protect property, public health, and safety, and includes emergencies other than natural disasters.<ref>http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/frp/frpappa.htm Defined in the Stafford Act</ref>}}
 
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Revision as of 00:34, 20 February 2015

Definitions

European Definitions

Other International Definitions

A sudden and usually unforeseen event that calls for immediate measures to minimize its adverse consequences.[1]

National Definitions

United States (FEMA)

An emergency is any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and to protect property, public health, and safety, and includes emergencies other than natural disasters.[2]


Standard Definition

ISO/PAS 22399:2007

Sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or event requiring immediate action [3].

See also

Notes