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Managing disasters: how modern technologies help to prevent tragedies

The disaster management is a relatively new concept which defines the successful functioning of our planet. According to the information given by the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, disaster management includes arrangement of resources and taking responsibility for coping with humanitarian actions of emergencies. Being well-prepared, acting quickly and recovering soon is what we need while tackling the serious problem. However, does it usually work out well?

What has been approved de jure?

The story starts with the acceptance of 10-year global plan aimed at the decrease of natural disasters risk. In January 2005 the authorities from 168 countries approved the so-called Hyogo Framework.

The document claims that in a couple of the previous decades, nearly 200 million people have suffered because of disaster every year. It also quotes the statements of Yokohama Strategy for a Safer World approved in 1994; particularly, it outlines the problem of resources scarcity when it takes to governmental support. So, there is a space in the national politics of the developed and developing countries to work over.

How to stay safe when you are in fire

The problems brought in the world in the connection with blazes also received reply from the modern science in the view of burn disaster. The seriousness of this issue is significant as burn disasters are generally featured by a big number of fatalities and patients with scorches what could lead to death or loss of physical abilities.

Even though it is quite hard to withstand the appearance of blaze, the installation and maintenance of your fire system is able to cope with the problem. At least, it could help to get rid of panic and operate the system in an appropriate manner in such a way reducing the possibility of being burned.

By the way, panic is considered as one of the major problem in the disaster management as after fire outbreak people might experience psychological paralysis, the logics is damaged what makes human tend to wrong and dangerous decision.

Lack of knowledge to keep us in danger

As one of the firefighters shared, it is always important to have a plan when one is going to cope with fire. He also mentioned that several years ago he had participated in the emergency management exercise that made his knowledge much deeper and helped in further operations.

For instance, in the terrible tragedy of Fukushima, it was an equipment failure to blame and the low level of emergency planning, otherwise, more citizens could be saved.

The fire bears a burden of real problems while the first ones in the line are the following: massive production of head as well as emanation of gases and fumes. Unfortunately, because of the lack of knowledge the population is not usually aware of the possible risks contained in the smoke. Sometimes people are assured that only fire carries the direct danger for them, however, unfortunately, it is also possible to suffocate because of smoke and its bad influence on the airways.

Having analyzes the majority of aspects that ‘cover’ people during the blaze, the experts draw the conclusion that training and education of different social groups is highly important in the course of disaster management.

Except for the personal control and self-protection as well as tackling the fire, disaster management deals with the emergency treatment of the burned areas. The chemical and electrical burns are also in the focus of its attention. That is why the inventors of disaster management strategy insist on compulsory participating in civil defense and disaster simulation exercises for the rescuers.

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