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  Evacuation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In wilderness first aid, evacuation is the transport of a seriously injured person out of the wilderness to the nearest point an ambulance can reach to take them to the hospital, or to the nearest emergency room.
In bomb threats, it is usual to evacuate an area by clearing all people out and securing the perimeter, usually until the bomb squad conclude that there is no bomb, remove it, detonate it safely or dismantle it.
The mass evacuation of a city is a hypothetical procedure in civil defense from nuclear terrorism or a nuclear war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evacuation   (432 words)

 Emergency evacuation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Examples are the evacuation of a building due to a bomb threat or fire and the evacuation of a district because of a flood or bombardment or an evacuation from a city due to a Hurricane.
In areas threatened by disasters evacuation plans are established to prepare for an efficient evacuation and to avoid panic.
Contraflow lane reversal is a technique for speeding the mass evacuation of a district by road.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emergency_evacuation   (1491 words)

 Evacuation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evacuation tried to ensure the safety of young children from the cities that were considered to be in danger of Nazi bombing - London, Birmingham, Portsmouth etc.
Many children were evacuated but not with huge enthusiasm and when it became apparent that war was not going to lead to cities being bombed (this was pre-the Blitz of London during the "Phoney War"), many children returned to the cities from which they had only recently left.
Evacuated children found that their hosts were not always welcoming and that their two lifestyles clashed.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /evacuation.htm   (399 words)

Some official evacuation took place on the Monday, but at the Avenue Hall rest centre a group of fifty waited all the afternoon for a bus to take them out; the warning went when there were still no buses, and all of them went out to shelters without waiting any longer.
Secondly, the evacuation areas were mostly areas of high population density, where overcrowding was at its worst, while the wealthier suburbs were often classified as 'neutral' areas.
And it is clear from detailed studies of evacuation in several areas that parents with only one or two children were less likely to send them away, and swifter to bring them back, than those with five or six; the smaller the family, the more it clung together.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWevacuation.htm   (3786 words)

 NYC Office of Emergency Management - Evacuation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evacuation is used as a last resort when a serious threat to public safety exists.
In a widespread evacuation affecting a large number of people, the City may open disaster shelters for those who cannot stay with friends or family outside the evacuation zone.
In a planned evacuation, such as for a coastal storm, the City will advise residents of which areas are impacted and provide guidance on how the evacuation will proceed.
www.nyc.gov /html/oem/html/readynewyork/response_evac.html   (515 words)

 MI5 | Evacuation Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For example, if an evacuation route takes people right past a suspect device outside your building, or through an area believed to be contaminated, evacuation may not be the best course of action.
Evacuation of part of the building, if the device is small and thought to be confined to one location (e.g.
Evacuation instructions must be clearly communicated to staff and routes and exits must be well defined.
www.mi5.gov.uk /output/Page264.html   (656 words)

 Access Board Emergency Evacuation Plan
Floor wardens are responsible for overseeing and coordinating evacuation activities, conducting a final pass through in the office space, ensuring that everyone receives the necessary assistance as appropriate, ensuring all doors to the elevator lobby are closed, and reporting the floor evacuation status to the building command center on the first floor.
When it is, individuals in evacuation chairs will have the opportunity to transfer back into their wheelchairs and move further away from the building in a more efficient and independent manner.
Given the complexities of a stairwell evacuation, we were concerned about the evacuation process and being able to communicate with each other, the building management and any emergency personnel in the event of an emergency.
www.access-board.gov /evacplan.htm   (2385 words)

Evacuation should be completed prior to the arrival of sustained 34 knot (gale force) winds or the onset of storm surge inundation whichever occurs first.
The practical deadline for making an evacuation decision is approximately one hour before the time that gale force winds should arrive, minus the clearance time required to safely evacuate all the people in a high risk area.
The Hurricane Evacuation Model (HURREVAC) for the State of Georgia will be used to estimate the arrival times of hurricane conditions; recommended actions for storms of various anticipated size, speed and intensity; the strength of wind fields throughout the County and inland once the storm reaches a certain location along the coast.
cema.chathamcounty.org /evacuation.htm   (2773 words)

 Hurricane Evacuation- Stay or Leave?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evacuations are timed to clear the vulnerable populations listed above prior to the arrival of sustained 40 mph winds.
Evacuation traffic reports from police officers manning critical intersections, patrolling routes and airplanes monitoring routes will be broadcast on SC Educational Radio.
During Mandatory Evacuations when I-26 is reversed Comfort Stations at Rest Areas and Weigh Stations in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Orangeburg Counties are supplied with extra portable toilets and bottled water.
www.dorchesteresd.org /evacuate.htm   (1030 words)

You may be asked to prepare to evacuate if a situation has the potential of escalating to the point where an evacuation is required.
An evacuation will be ordered if the community is threatened and there is time to evacuate safely and in an orderly manner.
If you are bedridden, wheelchair bound, handicapped, or medically unable to evacuate and you are without the assistance or help needed to evacuate, please call 911 and request assistance for evacuation during an emergency.
www.phila.gov /ready/evacuation.html   (478 words)

 CDC | Chemical Agents: Facts About Evacuation
In such cases, it may be safer for you to evacuate, or leave the immediate area.
Every emergency is different and during any emergency people may have to evacuate or to shelter in place depending on where they live.
Evacuating and sheltering in this way should keep you safer than if you stayed at home or at your workplace.
www.bt.cdc.gov /planning/evacuationfacts.asp   (562 words)

 Job Accommodation Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although employers are not required to have emergency evacuation plans under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if employers covered by the ADA opt to have such plans they are required to include people with disabilities.
After effective accommodations are chosen, employers should decide who will be involved in implementing the evacuation plan, commit the plan to writing and share it with employees for feedback, practice the plan to make sure it works, and modify the plan as needed.
After the final evacuation plan is written, a copy should be distributed to all employees and key personnel.
www.jan.wvu.edu /media/emergency.html   (1623 words)

 BBC - History - Evacuees in World War Two - the True Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in Britain's history.
Most were schoolchildren, who had been labelled like pieces of luggage, separated from their parents and accompanied instead by a small army of guardians - 100,000 teachers.
In addition, the man in charge of evacuation, Sir John Anderson, was a cold, inhuman character with little understanding of the emotional upheaval that might be created by evacuation.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo/evacuees_01.shtml   (440 words)

 Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool: Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
An evacuation policy, procedures, and escape route assignments so employees understand who is authorized to order an evacuation, under what conditions an evacuation would be necessary, how to evacuate, and what routes to take.
Evacuation procedures often describe actions employees should take before and while evacuating such as shutting windows, turning off equipment, and closing doors behind them.
Exit diagrams are typically used to identify the escape routes to be followed by employees from each specific facility location.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/etools/evacuation/eap.html   (1096 words)

 Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures
In light of recent events, many employers are developing or re-evaluating emergency procedures to ensure the safe evacuation of all employees.
A comprehensive emergency evacuation plan should provide for prompt and effective assistance to individuals whose medical conditions may necessitate it.
These individuals are entitled to the information necessary to fulfill their responsibilities under the employer's emergency evacuation plan.
www.eeoc.gov /facts/evacuation.html   (840 words)

 CNN.com - Sniper fire halts hospital evacuation - Sep 1, 2005
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- The evacuation of patients from Charity Hospital was halted Thursday after the facility came under sniper fire twice.
She said about 200 patients still need to be evacuated.
Evacuations by boat were halted after armed looters threatened medics and overturned one of their boats.
www.cnn.com /2005/WEATHER/09/01/katrina.hospital.sniper   (461 words)

 Evacuation and Internment of San Francisco Japanese - 1942
The evacuation concluded May 20, 1942, and this San Francisco Chronicle article, "S.F. Clear of all But 6 Sick Japanese," details a brief history of Japanese immigration to San Francisco, and the final forced exodus of internees from the city.
PowerPoint Presentations showing the evacuation of San Francisco, the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Manzanar Relocation Center are available from the Museum.
The Decision to Evacuate the Japanese from the Pacific Coast, by Stetson Conn
www.sfmuseum.org /war/evactxt.html   (1297 words)

 Resources on Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness
Evacuation elevators, which are recognized by the model building codes but not the current ADAAG, offer an additional solution.
Evacuation planning is a critical component of life safety, including for persons with disabilities.
Evacuation planning should include a needs assessment to determine who may need what in responding to an emergency and evacuating a facility.
www.access-board.gov /evac.htm   (1667 words)

 Superdome evacuation completed - Hurricane Watch - MSNBC.com
Evacuations of the last remaining refugees at the arena were halted before dawn Saturday as authorities diverted buses to help some 25,000 refugees at the New Orleans Convention Center, where officials said people had been waiting longer.
Kevin Cowan of the state Office of Emergency Preparedness put the figure at 2,000, and said they had recently begun flocking there not for shelter, but to escape New Orleans after they heard buses were arriving.
Cleanup crews raked away the piles of abandoned goods to discourage rats, and the scene was calm as the exhausted refugees patiently waited in five lines for their place on a bus.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9175611   (598 words)

 SCDOT - Getting Around in South Carolina - Coastal Evacuation Routes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Evacuation Maps are available in color as well as fl and white versions.
If you are interested in a particular region of the state and do not want to download the entire evacuation map, we have prepared sectional files which are smaller in file size and are also available in color as well as fl and white.
Lane reversal on the routes below are optional for evacuation as directed by the Governor and law enforcement officials.
www.dot.state.sc.us /getting/evacuation.html   (191 words)

 Evaluating Evacuation Day: St. Patrick's Day Might Be a Celebration of Immigration
How fortuitous that Suffolk County, a region which has a large percentage of citizens of Irish descent, was able to find an event which just happened to coincide with the day of celebration of Irish culture.
Evacuation Day, as a historical event, is not of the same caliber as Patriot's Day or Bunker Hill Day.
Evacuation Day merely marks the day that the rump of the British contingency left this region to go attack other regions.
www-tech.mit.edu /V118/N14/ring.14c.html   (1110 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / Unasked questions
We do not know everything they discussed, but the Saudis themselves say that Prince Bandar was trying to orchestrate the evacuation of scores of Saudis from the United States despite the lockdown on air travel.
Meanwhile, a small plane in Tampa, Fla. took off for Lexington, Ky. According to former Tampa cop Dan Grossi and former FBI agent Manny Perez, who were on the flight to provide security, the passengers included three young Saudis.
When I talked to FBI special agents who participated in the Saudi evacuation, however, they said that they identified the passengers boarding the flights but did not have lengthy interviews with them.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/04/11/unasked_questions   (1666 words)

 Evacuation Chair by Garaventa Evacu-Trac
In the event of a fire or earthquake, elevators should not be used for the emergency evacuation of a building.
Designed so that a small attendant can easily move a much larger passenger down the stairs, the Evacu-Trac is easily set up and ready for a passenger to transfer from their wheelchair to the comfortable sling seat.
This evacuation chair has durable rubber tracks that firmly grip the stairs and the safety brake can stop the unit on the stairs if necessary.
www.garaventa.ca /et   (161 words)

 BREITBART.COM - Money Earmarked for Evacuation Redirected
In Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, attention has focused on the inability of local and federal officials to evacuate or prepare for the large number of poor people, many of them minorities, who had no access to transportation and remained behind.
The $500,000 that Congress appropriated for the evacuation plan went to a commission that studied future options for the 24-mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, FEMA spokesman Butch Kinerney said.
LaSalle said it would be "ludicrous" to consider his report an evacuation plan, although it had a transportation evacuation section, dated Dec. 19, 1997.
www.breitbart.com /news/2005/09/17/D8CM64J80.html   (843 words)

 VDOT Travel Center: Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Routes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In addition to paying attention to storm warnings and keeping the proper supplies on hand, residents should know their proper evacuation route.
Evacuations can be ordered by local officials if they think an approaching storm will be a safety hazard or cause serious damage.
To ensure a successful evacuation, residents should leave as early as possible and use the routes specified for their areas.
www.virginiadot.org /comtravel/hurricane-evac-default.asp   (272 words)

 Escape Hood: Fire and Smoke Evacuation Hoods from Evacu8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Evacu8™ Escape Hoods are made for evacuation and escape from smoke and fire emergencies.
The heat resistant Kapton evacuation hood protects both head and eyes, and the universal fit is not affected by eyeglasses, hair length, or facial hair.
No fit testing is required for Evacu8 Evacuation Hoods, but they are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
www.besafeplus.net /escape-hoods.htm   (476 words)

 New Orleans mayor orders looting crackdown - Hurricane Watch - MSNBC.com
Police were asking residents to give up any firearms before they evacuated neighborhoods because officers desperately needed the firepower: Some officers who had been stranded on the roof of a hotel said they were shot at.
The city will not be functional for two or three months.” And he said people would not be allowed back into their homes for at least a month or two.
Nagin, whose pre-hurricane evacuation order got most of his city of a half a million out of harm’s way, estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people remained, and said that 14,000 to 15,000 a day could be evacuated in ensuing convoys.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9063708   (1056 words)

 Port Cities: - Evacuation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the start of the Second World War, many children living in big cities such as London and Liverpool were moved temporarily from their homes to places considered safer, usually out in the countryside.
There were two main periods of evacuation in Liverpool, firstly at the start of the War in September 1939, then at the start of the German bombing campaign known as the ‘Christmas Raids’ in December 1940.
Some parents, of course, did not want their children to leave and would not allow their child to be evacuated.
www.mersey-gateway.org /server.php?show=ConNarrative.163&chapterId=1244   (175 words)

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