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Global Emergency and Other Relief Services Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Emergency and Other Relief Services provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report briefly discusses the role of emergency service providers in handling emergencies created by natural or man-made disasters. The report also recapitulates recent noteworthy mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic developments. Regional markets briefly abstracted include the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, India and New Zealand, among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 195 companies worldwide.

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Global Emergency and Other Relief Services Industry

Unpredictability of Disasters Necessitates Efficient
Emergency Relief 1
Natural Disasters Wreck Havoc on Human Life and Economy 1
Natural Disasters - Fast Facts (2010) 1
Recent Instances of Natural Disasters with Huge Impact on Life
and Economy 2
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster 2
Heavy Economic Losses to the Airlines Industry Due to
Volcanic Eruption in Iceland 3
Table 1: Summary of Natural Disasters in 2010 4

Table 2: 10 Most Affected Countries In terms of Economy
(2010) 4

Table 3: Economic Losses Caused by Natural Disasters -
Percentage Breakdown of Losses by Continent (2010) 4

Table 4: Number of Disasters by Continent - Asia, Americas,
Europe, Africa, and Oceania: 2010 5

Table 5: World Total Number of Disasters by Type: 2010 and
Average 2000-2009 5

Table 6: Countries with Highest Number of Disasters Reported
in Recent Years 6

Table 7: High Magnitude Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Past
Decade by Country (2000-2010) 6
Safety Measures Fail to Protect Lives in One of the Deadliest
Earthquakes Ever 7
Increased Incidence of Natural Disasters Calls for Preparedness 7
Educational Programs Spur Interests in Emergency Management
Services 7
UN's CERF for Coping with Worldwide 8 Communications Network
- Critical for Coordinating Emergency Relief Services 8
Use of MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) Services During
Natural Disasters 9
Disaster Recovery Solutions 10
Voice Communication System 10
Importance of Ambulance Services in the Emergency and Relief
Services Industry 10
European Commission's SCIER Project for Disaster Management 11

Emergency Services - A Conceptual Definition 12
Emergency Management 12
Types of Emergency Services 13
Core Emergency Services 13
Fire Services 13
Police 13
Emergency Medical Service 13
Other Emergency Services 13
Civil Emergency Services 14
Location-Specific Emergency Services 15
Specialized Emergency Services 15
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 15
Emergency Relief Aid 15
Telemedicine and Emergency Services 16
Significance of Telemedicine in the Current Scenario 16
Application of Telemedicine 16
Role of International Organizations in Emergency and Other
Relief Services 17
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 17
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 17
The United Nations 17
World Bank 17



Emergency Relief in the US - An Introduction 29
Major Hurricanes in the US (2001-2008) 29
Evolution of Emergency Relief Services in the US 30
Major Emergency Service Providers in the US 30
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 31
FEMA Creates New DEC Division 31
Other Emergency Relief Organizations 31
American Red Cross 32
The Salvation Army 32
Catholic Relief Services 32
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster 32
Transportation and Supply Services During National Emergencies 33
Focus Shifts to Man-Made Disasters 33
Frequent Disasters Hit Non-Profit Organizations 33
Flood Victims Back Away From Disaster Relief Aid 33
Natural Disasters Impel Citizens to Donate 34
Table 8: % of Adult Americans Making Contributions to Charities 34
EMS in the US 35
Industry Structure 35
Provision of EMS 35
Table 9: Types of Emergency Medical Service Systems in the
US 36

Table 10: Call Volume Per Week for EMS Systems in the US 36
An Insight into the US Ambulance Services Industry 37
Select Legislations 37
California Government Adopts AB 2327 Bill 37
US Increases Emergency Funding 37
Government Adopts Legislations Following Hurricanes 38

2. CANADA 39
Overview 39
Public Safety Canada 39
Responding to Terror Attacks 39

3. JAPAN 40
High Frequency of Natural Disasters Necessitates Efficient
Emergency Services 40
Major Natural Disasters in Japan: 2000-2011 40


Emergency Ambulance Services in the UK - An Overview 41


Emergency/Disaster Relief Operations in Australia 42

7b. CHINA 43
Overview 43
Government Response to Emergencies 43
Disaster and Emergency Management - Key Regulations 43
Major Challenges 44

7c. INDIA 45
Overview 45
Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) 45


An Overview 46
Pampagna Province's Multi-hazard Plan Obtains PPDC Approval 46


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