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#9526 - 05/01/02 05:12 PM What's an Emergency??
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
"But.... it's an emergency"

How many times have you heard that one, only to find there was, in fact, no hazard or serious inconvienence to be found?


e¬∑mer¬∑gen¬∑cy Pronunciation Key (-m√Ľrjn-s)
n. pl. e·mer·gen·cies
1A serious situation or occurrence
that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
2A condition of urgent need for action or assistance: a state of emergency.

In fielding service calls most of us assess this, but the criterior differs among those who call, as it is an emergency according to thier needs.

So just what is an emergency, what would the proper response be, and how is it best billed out??

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#9527 - 05/01/02 06:13 PM Re: What's an Emergency??
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
NFPA 1, 2000 edition, see Section 2-1.56


A fire, explosion, or hazardous condition that poses an immediate threat to the safety of life or damage to property.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 05-01-2002).]
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#9528 - 05/01/02 07:15 PM Re: What's an Emergency??
Ron Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 577
Loc: White Plains, NY
Next time you go to the local Emergency Room, ask the person with the belly ache for 3 days, if they have an emergency. Then ask the person (if you could) that is not breathing, if they have an emergency. It's all relative!


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