Friday, July 13, 2018

EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES - helping within 1 hour of disaster

In April 14, 2016 an earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck the Kumamoto region of Kyushu, the southeastern most island of Japan. The earthquake caused nine deaths and over seven hundred injuries, but little did the residents know that this was only a fore-shock to a more powerful earthquake. Only two days later a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck, followed by a series of smaller earthquakes. Between the two earthquakes,49 people were killed and over a thousand were injured. Thousands more were evacuated to shelters after their homes had been completely destroyed.

According to the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), maintained by The International Disaster Database, natural disasters have been on the rise since its first data record in 1900. This means that disasters, like the one in Kumamoto, are likely to happen again anywhere in the world. Countries have done much to prepare for these disasters; however, in almost every case, leaders struggle to deploy effective portable or semi-permanent shelters to those that have lost their homes. Leaders also struggle to deploy medical facilities and emergency care to meet the needs of victims. Aleph Group, Inc. (AGI) specializes in building the very tools needed to meet these disasters. AGI manufactures specialty vehicles and portable solutions that can be customized to fit virtually any specification. Mobile clinics can be used to treat victims, when hospital infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. Semi-permanent solutions can be deployed to provide temporary shelters. The shelters are fully insulated, heated and/or air conditioned, as well as prewired and plumbed with hot and cold running water.

Emergency response generally includes three levels of activity.
 Detailed emergency action plans for responding to the various emergencies are as follows.

Level I Response Mode — Decentralized Coordination
This management mode is operative under normal conditions in which 
emergency situations are responded to by the usual management procedures
 and local resources are adequate.
Level II Response Mode — Centralized Coordination
This mode of operation is used for emergency responses that require several
 functional units within the plan to be activated.
Level III Response Mode — Highest Inter-agency Coordination 
This mode of operation will be utilized following a major disaster that would 
render it impossible for communication to flow freely.

Imagine the difference it would have made if these solutions were made available to the people of Katrina,  Kumamoto and many other major disasters. 

Though we cannot stop the next major earthquake, wildfire or flood, 
we can provide the tools to effectively and efficiently meet the 
needs of victims in the wake of any crisis. 

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