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The study of road bases of Red Crescent society due to have rescue & relief specialized equipment and facilities
Ebrahim Jahangir *, Morteza Moradi pour, Mehri Azani
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  Background: With 600 rescue and relief fixed ba ses, Red Crescent society of the Islamic Republic of Iran provide the specialized rescue and relief services to people throughout the year across the country. However, the road relief ba ses are the main activities of the society which cover more than 32000 km of urban or suburban roads. Given the diversity functions and duties in variable geographical regions, having the facilities in road rescue and relief ba ses in Red Crescent society should be determined as a key element of traffic accidents and crisis management.
Method: In this study, by using weighted centrality index, 20 indicators in 282 road ba ses were evaluated due to have the specialized rescue and relief equipment in 31 provinces and classified into four groups such as high, relatively high, relatively poor and poor.
Findings: According to the results, about 139 road ba ses in Red Crescent society (49% of the total) have adequate facilities in order to provide rescue and relief incidents and accidents in suburban roads and more than half of the ba ses (143) need to strengthen and develop (51%).
 

Keywords: specialized rescue equipment, road bases, Red Crescent society, weighted centrality index
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: پژوهشی


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