Bariatric Evacuation

Evacuation Tips: Immediately leave the building after the call or alarm is sounded. Do not take risk of an immediate investigation if you are not trained enough. While leaving close all doors preventing the smoke, flames or choking odor to spread out. Never run, but walk swiftly to the closest exit out of the building. Do not re-enter into the fire-affected area before it is subdued. Assemble at the designated area. Never use the elevator in a hurry to exit the building as that may prove even more disastrous. Once the all residents leave the place the entire responsibility turns over to the first responders.

When you are in an emergency, and if all else fail even a door taken off its hinges can serve as a stretcher. However, there are a wide range of stretchers on the market, each designed to accomplish a specific task and feature when it comes to taking victims out of dangerous, accident situations.

Mountaineering rescues have led to some of the most dramatic developments in stretcher design, as recovering casualties is only part of the problem. Stretchers are often carried into these inhospitable environments and need to be collapsible and light. These light stretchers that can be assembled on site have skids for snowy surfaces, strong anchor points for air evacuations and additional strapping to ensure the casualty is securely held for the journey to safety.

Where quick removal and player comfort is all-important the commonly used basket stretcher is deployed, these can also be used with a backboard support but do require the patient to be physically moved into place. The use of basket stretchers a regular feature of helicopter rescues where the patient is flown out of harms way to the nearest hospital.

Every building owner should follow a bariatric evacuation plan that includes both primary and a secondary evacuation passage. Sometimes the life of the occupants is at stake and it completely depends on the rescue team on how to implement the entire operation while fire engulfs an area or building. But in the case of the initial absence of a rescue team, you need to be abreast with the basics of evacuating an entire building, establish a designated area to meet outside the building and maintain the primary safety procedures. Be sure the safe spot selected is familiar with everyone and is far away from the affected zone.

After contacting emergency services, you have to call attention to these services to your location. You can signal your location by fires, flares, torches, flashing mirrors or visible bright clothing to catch their attention. Keep signaling your location until the emergency service has indicated where you are by giving you a signal, such as a flash of light or behavior to indicate that they know you are there.

These days, a natural disaster or accident can happen anywhere. Take for instance in Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster which nobody thought could be so catastrophic, many people were mortally or fatally injured and many people had no way of contacting or receiving help. Accidents occur every day on the road or on hiking or camping trips. Sometimes accidents are so severe and require immediate attention, you may need to call for an emergency evacuation.