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Immediate assistance and first aid on the spot in fire disasters — education of the public and self-sufficiency training

  • M. Masellis
  • M. M. Ferrara
  • S. W. A. Gunn

Abstract

Fire is a dramatic disaster not only because of its devastating effects on property and individuals but also, and above all, because of the panic it engenders in all those who suddenly find themselves face to face with the spread of flames. In the presence of fire, a certain degree of panic is the most natural, almost physiological reaction, occurring in every living creature from insect to man. An initial moment of psychological paralysis is common in all persons, followed by total inability to think rationally, which in turn leads to acts of instinctive behaviour with a single aim: to escape to safety.

Keywords

Thermal Agent Burned Area Fire Brigade Rescue Worker Morphine Sulphate 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Masellis
    • 1
  • M. M. Ferrara
    • 1
  • S. W. A. Gunn
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione di Chirurgia Plastica e Terapia delle UstioniOspedale CivicoPalermoItaly

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