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Introduction to the Public Safety System. Created by Curt Harrell & Jesse Kuzy for. Public Safety. Public Safety is the protection of members of the public from injury, especially due to crime and natural disaster. The public safety system exists to:
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Introduction to the Public Safety System Created by Curt Harrell & Jesse Kuzy for
Public Safety • Public Safety is the protection of members of the public from injury, especially due to crime and natural disaster. • The public safety system exists to: • Ensure the safety of the general public • 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 • Law Enforcement agencies ensure the public safety by: • Maintaining public order • Responding to emergency situations • Protecting public property and officials • Investigating crime to assist in prosecution http://www.jlpp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/133165134_745fc53097.jpg
Law Enforcement [cont’d] • Agencies can be organized at the state, local, or national level. • 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 • 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] • Minimum standards for EMS providers are regulated by the federal government, but services are usually organized at the local level. • 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 • 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] • Homeland Security coordinates and centralizes a number of previously disparate national security activities, including: • Counterterrorism • Immigration • Border Security • Preparedness, Response and Recovery • Cyber terrorism
Summary • Public Safety System • Ensure and educate safety to the general public • Several Departments of Public Safety • Fire Departments • Law Enforcement • Emergency Medical Services • Department of Homeland Security