The Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters

hectares were burned, with 12 victims and 200 houses destroyed. In 1988 in Greece 80 000 ha were swept by fire. These figures are high, but there are in fact even worse situations. In Australia in 1983, 600 000 ha were swept by fire, ...

Author: M. Masellis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780585339733

Category: Medical

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Thermal harm is one of the most traumatizing assaults on man and his environment. Whether suffered by living beings as burn injury, or sustained by societal structures as fire damage, the resulting physical pain and material loss can be extremely distressing both to the person and to society. The health professions and in particular burn specialists have been continually developing effective means of combating burn disease and promoting rehabili tation of the victims, especially in mass casualty situations. In parallel, various levels of the community have been mobilizing fire prevention and fire-fighting mechanisms that protect society and the environment from the ever-increasing hazards of fire disasters. It is therefore surprising that, while aiming at the same objective, the two sectors have rarely come together; doctor has rarely worked with fire chief. Yet both disciplines have so much to learn from and contribute to each other's efforts. The Mediterranean Burns Club is a professional organization that brings together persons concerned with burn therapy and fire safety in all forms, especially in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. It is honoured to have been identified by the United Nations as a premier scientific body in its field within the programme of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. It is therefore natural that it should have initiated an international gathering of specialists engaged in burns as a surgical, clinical problem, and of counterparts dealing with fires as a societal, disaster management problem.
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Coal Seam Fire Burned Area Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan White River National Forest Bureau of Land Management Glenwood Springs District June 28 2002

The Coal Seam Fire burned approximately 12,229 acres between June 8 and 24 , 2002. The fire originated at a coal seam that had been burning below ground for about 90 years . The Coal Seam Fire occurred on WRNF ( 3,754 acres ) ...

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ISBN: UVA:X005090448

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Burn

Part I. Carbon change: from nemesis to ally -- Part II. Carbon construction: a fresh foundation -- Part III. Carbon comfort: reimagining everyday life -- Part IV. Carbon conversion: cascades in action.

Author: Albert Bates

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603587839

Category: SCIENCE

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An 800-CEO-READ "Editor's Choice" March 2019 How We Can Harness Carbon to Help Solve the Climate Crisis In order to rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to radically alter how humans live on Earth. We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to save whales, wombats, and wolves. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. We have to flip the carbon cycle and run it backwards. For such a revolutionary transformation we'll need civilization 2.0. A secret unlocked by the ancients of the Amazon for its ability to transform impoverished tropical soils into terra preta--fertile black earths--points the way. The indigenous custom of converting organic materials into long lasting carbon has enjoyed a reawakening in recent decades as the quest for more sustainable farming methods has grown. Yet the benefits of this carbonized material, now called biochar, extend far beyond the soil. Pyrolyzing carbon has the power to restore a natural balance by unmining the coal and undrilling the oil and gas. Employed to its full potential, it can run the carbon cycle in reverse and remake Earth as a garden planet. Burn looks beyond renewable biomass or carbon capture energy systems to offer a bigger and bolder vision for the next phase of human progress, moving carbon from wasted sources: into soils and agricultural systems to rebalance the carbon, nitrogen, and related cycles; enhance nutrient density in food; rebuild topsoil; and condition urban and agricultural lands to withstand flooding and drought to cleanse water by carbon filtration and trophic cascades within the world's rivers, oceans, and wetlands to shift urban infrastructures such as buildings, roads, bridges, and ports, incorporating drawdown materials and components, replacing steel, concrete, polymers, and composites with biological carbon to drive economic reorganization by incentivizing carbon drawdown Fully developed, this approach costs nothing--to the contrary, it can save companies money or provide new revenue streams. It contains the seeds of a new, circular economy in which energy, natural resources, and human ingenuity enter a virtuous cycle of improvement. Burn offers bold new solutions to climate change that can begin right now.
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When London Burned

Author: George Alfred Henty

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ISBN: UOM:39015073480454

Category: Adventure stories

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Fire Burn

terribly burned . . . an incendiary bomb fell through the ceiling of our apartment . . . splattering burning phosphorus all over his face. He is badly hurt . . . they have taken him to the hospital. He will go blind . . . he will die!

Author: Irene Zarina White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462811984

Category: History

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Fire Burn is based on diaries kept during World War II by a single, young professional woman, Irene Zarina White. From September 1939 through May 1946 Irene lived under four different governments: the Republic of Latvia, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and the United States Occupation. She carefully recorded the details of each government ́s regime, World War II in full swing, and her everyday challenges. She met a remarkable variety of people who became astonishingly candid in her presence. And she documented it all. [For a sample click below to read about her encounter on a crowded train with an undercover Gestapo officer.] Irene survived the Soviet occupation of her home country, Latvia, an ancient multicultural crossroads of East and West at the Baltic Sea. In Fire Burn, she describes that last year of peace while she studied chemical engineering at the University of Latvia. Then in 1940 two days after graduating (the only female among 150 students) the Soviets invaded. Terrible months of terror, torture, arrests, and deprivation followed for the citizens of Latvia. Leaving extended family behind, Irene and her mother were able to escape to Germany where another horror awaited them – the Nazi Regime. Irene endured the long war years, working as a research chemist in a large chemical plant near Frankfurt am Main. She and her mother suffered hunger, cold, and the daily fear of death from continuous Allied bombing. “We survived by the grace of God,” she says. Liberation from this harsh existence came in the form of American Occupation Forces in the spring of 1945, three days before Easter. Finally the bombing raids ended, but hunger persisited. No food was provided or could be bought. Irene found a job working for the U.S. Army - first as a secretary, then a dining hall hostess. She underwent and recorded entirely new and unexpected experiences in these roles. She met and a year later married a young American scientist, Dr. Merit Penniman White, who had previously worked with Albert Einstein on the Atomic Bomb. So in 1946, a new life as wife, mother, college teacher and researcher - as well as a new country - awaited her. Now sixty years after the end of World War II, and after turning ninety herself, Irene Zarina White is ready to impart her war time experiences. She wants to share her story with those few who also remember the war, as well as with new generations who could learn so much from her very personal piece of history.
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Burn Holy Fire

This year , however , the Guy Fawkes Night festivities , held for the first time since 1913 , witnessed no burning of the Pope's effigy , since DORA ( the ... Let them remember the martyr fires that burned in Lewes and in other places .

Author: Jeremy Goring

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 0718830407

Category: Religion

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Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, is famous for its impressive bonfire night celebrations. The author examines the origins and importance of this festival and sheds new light on the commemoration of the martyrs burned for their beliefs, hundreds of years ago. Burn, Holy Fire! takes its title from a hymn by a collateral descendant of one of the men burned in the fire depicted on its cover, a formidable reminder of the religious fervour which dominated Europe during this turbulent period. Jeremy Goring traces the development of this town from the Reformation to the present day. Lewes was noted for its assimilation of a variety of Christian beliefs, from the rise of Puritanism and the Great Ejection, through the emergence of Nonconformity and the subsequent Evangelical Revival, through the Oxford movement, the Protestant-Catholic conflict, and the ecumenical movement, and finally the decline of institutional religion. Nearly every branch and brand of Christianity was represented here through the centuries. This 'absorbing book', as Asa Briggs describes it in his Foreword, is not only for students but for the general reader seeking a deeper understanding of the past. Goring believes that the social history of religion is best studied within the context of a particular local community, where elements of continuity and change can be clearly discerned. Lewes exemplifies almost everything of significance in the religious life of England over the last 500 years.
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Lines

The 73 poems in Lines are a construction by an architect who seeks out the complex relationships of mother and son, of angels and their mysterious flights, of mental landscapes on the earth and in the sea; it is an entire book of ...

Author: John Hejduk

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021966556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The 73 poems in Lines are a construction by an architect who seeks out the complex relationships of mother and son, of angels and their mysterious flights, of mental landscapes on the earth and in the sea; it is an entire book of idiosyncratic prayer, sustaining an almost unbearable tone of directness and suffering.
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Teach Children Fire Will Burn

CHILDREN AT HOME ALONE SET FIRES Firemen say that one third of all the children who die from fires in private homes ... Frightened , they often hide in the house instead of reporting a fire , and are killed by smoke or burned to death .

Author: United States. Children's Bureau

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ISBN: OSU:32435030504807

Category: Child welfare

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The Office Romance

Presents the positive side of office romances with advice on which relationships to avoid and making a relationship public, and details how these relationships affect co-workers and managers, and what constitutes sexual harassment

Author: Dennis M. Powers

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 0814404642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Presents the positive side of office romances with advice on which relationships to avoid and making a relationship public, and details how these relationships affect co-workers and managers, and what constitutes sexual harassment
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Fire Burn

Gathers stories of witchcraft and witch trials from all over the world, based on written and oral history

Author: Ken Radford

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 0517093669

Category: Witchcraft.

Page: 208

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Gathers stories of witchcraft and witch trials from all over the world, based on written and oral history
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What Makes Fire Burn

The final piece needed to make fire is fuel. Fuel is what's consumed, or taken in, by burning. Wood or coal are often burned, but fuel for a fire can be anything, including cloth, grass, or rubber. Some fuels need a higher heat than ...

Author: Walter LaPlante

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482438468

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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There are a lot of ways to start a fire: flint and steel, matches, a magnifying glass and sunlight. However it starts, all fire needs oxygen, fuel, and heat. To some, it may almost seem like magic, but there’s a complicated chemical reaction taking place when a fire is lit! Readers learn what makes fire burn simply through age-appropriate language and content. Full-color photographs complement the main content and are followed by an illustrated graphic organizer that shows the process step-by-step.
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Station Paper

Total number refers only to trees sampled, not the total number of trees on the area to be burned. 3. ... Of the forest land judged to be burnable, 14.6 percent did not burn, even though the fire was repeatedly reset (table 6).

Author: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)

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ISBN: UOM:39015069826173

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The Big Burn

But regardless of what people thought, 1910 was to be the year of what some termed the "big blowup" of the "big burn," or the "time when the mountains roared.

Author: Stan Cohen

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 0933126042

Category: History

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A good case could be made for predicting a calamitous forest fire that would ravage the relatively unscathed, lush timber stands of the Northwest. Some people shrugged and lamented that one could never predict much of the future. But regardless of what people thought, 1910 was to be the year of what some termed the "big blowup" of the "big burn," or the "time when the mountains roared." A series of 1,736 fires ravaged three million acres and killed eighty-five people. With abnormally low amounts of precipitation and soaring high temperatures, disaster threatened imminently, and the undermanned, underequipped national forest service did not help the situation.
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Theology in Language Rhetoric and Beyond

The lions that burned up the cities of Judah are not named (Jer 2:15) but are probably the Babylonian kings who oppressed Judah for many years. The enemy burning the ... The villages of the Ammonites will be burned with fire (Jer 49:2).

Author: Jack R. Lundbom

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625644800

Category: Religion

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This book seeks to place before a broad audience of students and general readers theological essays on both the Old and New Testaments. Theology is seen to derive from a number of sources: the biblical language, biblical rhetoric and composition, academic disciplines other than philosophy, and above all a careful exegesis of the biblical text. The essay on Psalm 23 makes use of anthropology and human-development theory; the essay on Deuteronomy incorporates Wisdom themes; the essay called "Jeremiah and the Created Order" looks at ideas not only about God and creation but also about the seldom-considered idea of God and a return to chaos; the essay on the "Confessions of Jeremiah" examines, not words this extraordinary prophet was given by God to preach, but what he himself felt and experienced in the office to which he was called. Other essays argue that theology is rooted in biblical words--in and of themselves, and in context--and in rhetoric, where the latter must also include composition. One essay on "Biblical and Theological Themes" includes a translation into the African language of Lingala.
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Fire Birds

Focusing on the work of University of Montana professor Richard Hutto, this book tells the story of how dozens of species of birds use the burn areas of wildfires. At least 15 bird species prefer burned forests to all other habitats.--

Author: Sneed B. Collard

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ISBN: 0984446079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Focusing on the work of University of Montana professor Richard Hutto, this book tells the story of how dozens of species of birds use the burn areas of wildfires. At least 15 bird species prefer burned forests to all other habitats.--
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Michigan on Fire 2

In its course, Holland, Manistee and Glen Haven were destroyed, as were at least 40 smaller villages and hamlets.This comprehensive book covers the relief work of the American Red Cross; the story of the Upper Peninsula fires and the ...

Author: Betty Sodders

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (MI)

ISBN: UOM:39015071241999

Category: History

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October 8, 1871 was forever known and the day Michigan burned. But it was not the first or the last of the great Michigan forest fires. Fires had burned through Michigan's Thumb area as early as 1853, 1861, 1862, 1864 and again in 1881. The 1871 fires ate their way through parts of Menominee County, most of the territory from the shores of Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, and downward into the Thumb. In its course, Holland, Manistee and Glen Haven were destroyed, as were at least 40 smaller villages and hamlets.This comprehensive book covers the relief work of the American Red Cross; the story of the Upper Peninsula fires and the burning of Ontonagon, which pitted corporate greed against the general population; to a rescue by sea of two lighthouse keepers threatened by high seas on one side and an approaching wildfire on the other. Also covers the Metz tragedy in which women and children were burned to death in a railroad car and the twin fires in Au Sable and Oscoda. Discusses the history of forest firefighting and equipment in Michigan.
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Fire Burn

Under cover of the noise, he fires a shot past you below shoulder-height. He then closses the doors and ... When I entered the boudoir a brief time afterwards, Lady Cork was dozing beside the fire. But one snap of that lock roused her ...

Author: John Dickson Carr

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480472389

Category: Fiction

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Hurled back in time, a London police detective struggles to solve a nineteenth-century murder mystery in Golden Age master John Dickson Carr’s thrilling mystery novel A woman is killed in a well-lit corridor, dying before the eyes of three witnesses who, impossibly, detect no foul play. For more than a century, this baffling murder lies cold in the files of Scotland Yard until it is discovered by Detective-Superintendent John Cheviot, who yearns to apply modern scientific policing to the grisly old case. He is about to get his chance. Taking a cab to Scotland Yard, Cheviot steps out in front of Old Scotland Yard and sees a beautiful woman beckoning him. Suddenly it is 1829 and Cheviot is a member of the newly organized London police force. He might now have an opportunity to solve the most puzzling murder in the Yard’s history, but in a time before fingerprints and ballistic analysis, he will find police work to be far more baffling and brutal than he is used to.
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