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Introduction to the Public Safety System Created by Curt Harrell & Jesse Kuzy for
Public Safety O Public Safety is the protection of members of the public from injury, especially due to crime and natural disaster. O The public safety system exists to: O Ensure the safety of the general public O Educate citizens about safety, injury prevention, and disaster response.
Departments The public safety systems consists of numerous departments, including: Law Enforcement Fire Departments Emergency Medical Services The Department of Homeland Security http://blog.firedepartment.org/firechief/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/KentFireDepartmentPatch1000px.jpg http://www.hvremsco.org/Logo%20beta.GIF
Fire Departments Fire departments provide a wide range of services, including: Protecting lives and property from fire Providing emergency medical services http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/assets/2008/07/25/200872511.jpg
Fire Departments [cont’d] Protecting against exposure to hazardous conditions and substances Educating the public about fire safety and prevention Fire Departments are usually organized at the local level. http://fireline.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/fire-department-kids-day-3.jpg
Law Enforcement O Law Enforcement agencies ensure the public safety by: O Maintaining public order O Responding to emergency situations O Protecting public property and officials O Investigating crime to assist in prosecution http://www.jlpp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/133165134_745fc53097.jpg
Law Enforcement [cont’d] O Agencies can be organized at the state, local, or national level. O Officers may be patrol officers or may belong to a number of specialized teams, such as S.W.A.T., narcotics, K-9, CSI, and others. http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/Images/page5285.jpg
Emergency Medical Services O Emergency Medical Services, often abbreviated to EMS, provide on-site emergency care and evacuate seriously injured persons to hospitals for additional emergency care. http://ontariomedic.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Toronto-EMS-action.jpg
Emergency Medical Services [cont’d] O Minimum standards for EMS providers are regulated by the federal government, but services are usually organized at the local level. O Some areas may be serviced by private EMS providers; these providers are subject to the same standards as public EMS. http://www.itrauma.org/conference/images/CabarrusEMS.jpg http://www.bensalemrescue.org/new/Images/_EMS-Logo-Color.gif
The Department of Homeland Security O The Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2002 to ensure the safety of the public from terrorist attacks, in part as a response to the 9/11 attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security [cont’d] O Homeland Security coordinates and centralizes a number of previously disparate national security activities, including: O Counterterrorism O Immigration O Border Security O Preparedness, Response and Recovery O Cyber terrorism
Summary O Public Safety System O Ensure and educate safety to the general public O Several Departments of Public Safety O Fire Departments O Law Enforcement O Emergency Medical Services O Department of Homeland Security