Emergency unit comprising men and equipment able to ensure catastrophe victims with an intermediate level of treatment between first aid and final treatment. This is a structure equipped for emergency surgery, intensive assistance for several hours and clinical observation of patients.
Heat waves are extreme meteorological conditions that occur during the summer, characterised by high temperatures, above usual values, that may last days or weeks.
Ocha - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Department of the United Nations responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies and coordinate humanitarian missions. OCHA also aims at assisting populations struck by disasters and various emergences, promoting planning activities, prevention and response, defending human rights.
Regional organization of civil protection voluntary work
Organismo liberamente costituito e senza fini di lucro che svolge o promuove attività di previsione, prevenzione e soccorso per eventi di protezione civile. Si avvalgono prevalentemente delle prestazioni personali, volontarie e gratuite dei propri aderenti, curandone anche le attività di formazione e addestramento. L’organizzazione è iscritta negli elenchi regionali, ed eventualmente nell’elenco nazionale del Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.
Oss - Structures seismic observatory
National network of the Civil Protection Department dedicated to permanent monitoring of seismic response in civil structures of zones at high seismic risk. When an earthquake occurs, the network provides the Department with data on the response of monitored buildings, and allows to evaluate from remote the damage extent almost in real time. It has a double task: monitoring relevant structures of the Department for the seimic emergency management and supply data for the creation of interpretative and predictive of the seismic conduct of structures.