Becoming A No Fail Mission The Origins Of Search And Rescue In Canada

Autor: James Pierotti
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483486648
File Size: 54,15 MB
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The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) involvement with the search and rescue (SAR) mandate in Canada dates to 1947. The RCAF’s Air Sea Rescue predecessor capability from the Second World War dates back to 1942. How and why did the RCAF become involved with both of those capabilities, and is there historical rationale for the continued involvement of the RCAF in the domestic SAR service today? Amplified with operational examples of the rescue system in action, this previously untold history aims to describe the origins of SAR history in Canada and to further the debate on the continued use of military resources for domestic responsibilities.

Non Ionizing Radiation Protection

Autor: Andrew W. Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119284198
File Size: 46,26 MB
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A comprehensive review of non-ionizing radiation and its public health and environmental risks, for researchers, policy makers, and laymen This book explains the characteristics of all forms of electromagnetic non-ionizing radiation (NIR) and analyzes the relationship between exposure and its biological effects, as well as the known dose-response relationships associated with each. Taking a uniquely holistic approach to the concept of health that builds upon the WHO definition to include not only absence of disease, but the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals and the population, it reviews established and potential risks and protections, along with regulatory issues associated with each. The risks to public health of NIR, whether in the form of UV light, radio waves from wireless devices, or electric and magnetic fields associated with electrical power systems, is currently a cause of great concern among members of the public and lawmakers. But in order to separate established science from speculation and make informed decisions about how to mitigate the risks of NIR and allocate precious resources, policymakers, manufacturers, and individuals need a comprehensive source of up-to-date information based on the current scientific evidence. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this book is that source. Among other things, it: Summarizes scientific findings on the safety of different forms of NIR and the rationale behind current standards Describes devices for monitoring NIR along with the established and potential hazards of each form Explores proper protections against UV light and lasers, RF radiation, ELF fields and other forms of NIR Discusses how to avoid injuries through occupational training or public awareness programs, and how to perform medical assessments in cases of suspected NIR injuries Considers how to decide whether or not to spend money on certain mitigation measures, based on cost-benefit analyses Offering expert reviews and analyses of the latest scientific findings and public policy issues concerning the risks to public health and the environment of NIR, Non-ionizing Radiation Protection is an indispensable source of information for manufacturers, government regulators, and regulatory agencies, as well as researchers, concerned laypersons, and students.

Plant Molecular Biology Manual

Autor: Stanton B. Gelvin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401105111
File Size: 42,11 MB
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Five years ago, the first edition of the Plant Molecular Biology Manual appeared. At that time, the editors felt that the field of plant molecular biology had matured to a point that the publication of a series of protocols in plant molecular biology was warranted. During the past five years, the field of plant molecular biology has expanded rapidly. This expansion is, among other things, reflected by the presence of several journals in the plant sciences, as well as by the increasing amount of plant sciences articles that are published in the more general journals. In 1991 approximately 3000 people attended the Third International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology in Tucson, Arizona, where more than 2000 posters were presented. It is also remarkable to see that nowadays botanical and physiological meetings pay a considerable amount of attention to plant molecular biology. Since the first edition of this manual appeared, we have published, yearly, a series of supplements to the original volume. These supplements covered new subjects and described new methods that had been developed. With time, however, the editors realized that the original manual plus supplements had become cumbersome to use, and we decided to publish a reorganized version of the manual.

Non Animal Techniques In Biomedical And Behavioral Research And Testing

Autor: Michael Kapis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439810903
File Size: 18,40 MB
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Non-Animal Techniques in Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Testing features the contributions of noted experts describing the application of non-animal methods in a wide variety of research and testing situations, including computer modeling/graphics, protein sequence analysis, behavioral analysis, drug design/testing, cosmetic and household products testing, toxicological testing, clinical testing, chemical identification and analysis, and disease investigations. Many of the alternatives covered have applications in behavioral as well as biomedical research and testing. Topics examined include in vitro techniques, molecular genetics, structure-activity relationships, physicochemical methods, computer-assisted drug designs, nutrition, epidemiology, autopsies, neural networks, ethology, image scanning devices, and medical microbiology. Future applications for non-animal methods are also explored. The book will appeal to toxicologists, pharmacologists, cosmetic and household product researchers, epidemiologists, medical microbiologists, biopsychiatrists, biomedical and psychological educators, biochemists, molecular geneticists, and other scientists interested in alternative testing methods.

United States Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook 2014

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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160925092
File Size: 60,36 MB
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New 2014 Edition. The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is designed to assist Coast Guard personnel in the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) during response operations and planned events. The Incident Management Handbook is an easy reference job aid for responders. It is not a policy document, but rather guidance for response personnel. This new 2014 version of the Incident Management Handbook includes revisions informed by references (b) through (m), after action reports and lessons learned published after 2005, an internal field level review, and an external review by federal, state, local, and private sector maritime partners. The Incident Management Handbook is organized so that the generic information, such as operational processes, assessment checklists, and command responsibilities that may be applicable to all types of responses located at the front of the document, chapters 1 through 15. The remainder text of this comprehensive reference resource, features chapters 16 through 24, that is divided into supplements tailored to eight types of incidents the Coast Guard is likely to respond: · Marine Transportation System Recovery, · Maritime Security/Antiterrorism; · Search and Rescue; · Mass Casualty/Mass Rescue; · Oil Spill; · Hazardous Substance Release (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear); · Marine Fire and Salva≥ · Event Management. Each chapter also provides incident-specific job descriptions that have proven valuable in past response operations and includes multiple agency coordination at the local, state, and Federal level, and/or other partners, if the incident warrants this type of response. This resource is essential for United States Coast Guard response personnel from any component of the US Coast Guard/USCG-Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, or Civilian Employees. Responders should have a basic understanding of National Incident Management System (IMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure they can operate effectively within an Incident Command System organization and use this Incident Management Handbook properly. This document is intended to provide operational guidance to Coast Guard personnel and is not intended to, nor does it, impose legally-binding requirements on any party outside the Coast Guard. Acronyms are used extensively throughout this Handbook; an acronym list can be found in chapter 25. This volume is a print bestseller in previous year editions! Keywords: Emergency Management; Emergency Response; Emergency Assistance; Coast Guard; US Coast Guard; United States Coast Guard; USCG; CBRNE, Chemical, Biological, radiological, Nuclear, Environmental; Pet rescue; Human Rescue; Mass care, casualty, and transportation; Coastal Security Law Enforcement; Ports; Waterways; Potential and actual security threats; contamination responses; operational processes and responsibilities; Terrorism; Public Communication/Information Management; Safety; Planning; Weather/Environmental Impacts; Casualty and Recovery; Investigations; Field Scene Reporting; Forensics; Intelligence Plans; Evidence Collection and Analysis; Bombs and Explosives; Logistics; Medical Response; Extreme Work Conditions Management; Incident Cleanup Factors; Costs and Administration; Life-saving; Health; Records Management and Retention; Disasters; FEMA; Federal Emergency Management Agency; United States Federal Emergency Management Agency; US FEMA.

U S Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook Rev Ed

Autor: Wayne E. Justice
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437914624
File Size: 58,73 MB
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This Handbook will assist Coast Guard personnel in the use of the Nat. Interagency Incident Mgmt. System Incident Command System during multi-contingency response operations and planned events. Contents: Common Responsibilities; Planning Cycle/Meetings/Briefings; Key Decisions/Objectives; Unified Command; Command Staff; Operations Section; Planning Section; Logistics Section; Finance/Admin. Section; Intelligence; Organizational Guides; Area Command; Joint Field Office/Incidents of Nat. Significance; Terrorism; Maritime Security/Antiterrorism; Law Enforcement; Search and Rescue; Oil Spill; Hazardous Substance (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear); Marine Fire; Multi-Casualty; Event Mgmt. Illustrations.

The Falling Season

Autor: Hal Clifford
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866339
File Size: 61,77 MB
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The Falling Season is Clifford's thrilling account of an insider's life and time on one of America's premier mountain rescue teams. Giving new voice to the adrenaline rush, he recounts the harrowing moments and the against- the-clock, painstaking procedures of more than a dozen mountain rescues, including 1993's infamous Express Creek crisis and its attendant media circus.

Why Complementarity Matters For Stability Hong Kong Sar And Singapore As Asian Financial Centers

Autor: Mrs. Vanessa Le Lesle
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 149835713X
File Size: 48,73 MB
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There is much speculation regarding a “race for dominance” among financial centers in Asia, arising from the anticipated financial opening up of China. This frame of reference is, to an extent, a predilection that results from a traditional understanding of financial centers as possessing historical, geographic, and scale economy advantages. This paper, however, suggests that there is an alternative prism through which the evolution of financial centers in Asia needs to be viewed. It underscores the importance of “complementarity” rather than “dominance” to better serve regional and global financial stability. We posit that such complementarity is vital, through network analysis of the roles of Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as the current leading financial centers in the region. This analysis suggests that a competition for dominance can result in de-stabilizing levels of interconnectivity that render the global “network” as a whole more susceptible to rapid propagation of shocks. We then examine the regulatory and policy challenges that may be encountered in furthering such complementary coexistence.