Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated

Rehabilitation is Important Part of Resource Management

 

 
 
 

JEMS.com Staff | | Monday, October 22, 2007


Fires are ravaging Southern California fromSanta Barbara to the International Border inSan DiegoCounty. One main key to managing resources is proper firefighter rehabilitation.

Eleven fires are causing evacuations of entire communities, including hospitals and long-term living facilities. InLos AngelesCounty, evacuations includeMalibu and thePepperdineUniversity area. In northernSan DiegoCounty,PalomarMedicalCenter andPomeradoHospital were ordered to evacuate. Does your community have a backup plan in case of large-scale evacuations?

Evacuation sites inLos Angeles includedZumaBeach and several high schools. Among the larger evacuation sites inSan Diego were theDel Mar racetrack and Qualcomm Stadium.

For more on firefighter rehabilitation and treating patients with smoke inhalation, look for articles in December JEMS. Also, download the May 2007 article ˙Noninvasive Measurement: A transformation in prehospital care using the pulse CO-oximeterÓ and the May 2006 editorial ˙Rehab & High Reliability Organizations.Ó




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