Sunday, January 13, 2008

NGO Security Scenario #14

You are walking to your office in Ankara, Turkey. An unexpected winter storm has dumped heavy snow on the city. A couple of blocks from your apartment you hear screaming and shouting. Click the play button to see what you encounter.

Are the bystanders doing a good job of first aid? Based on your training, how would you treat the woman and child? What other threats to safety are present? Considering the environmental conditions, what safety measures would you suggest your organization implement when you reach the office? Share your thoughts by clicking on COMMENTS below.


Anonymous Pemba said...

I think the best thing would be to move the lady from the street, restraining her from making unnecessary movements until the paramedics arrive.


1. Falling down and injuring oneself.
2. Being run over by one of the skidding cars


1. All our cars should be fitted with wheel chains to help with traction.
2. Employees should wear appropriate shoes/boots when going out.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Patronus Analytical said...

Ahhh yes... the hazards of winter! I don't miss it at all.

The bystanders did a good job of rescuing the woman but their efforts at first aid were mediocre at best. Given the weather the priorities after assessing the ABC's should have been to keep the woman warm and monitor for shock. The Samaritans should not have tried to stand her up but rather should have put several of their winter coats beneath her to keep her off the snow. A couple of coats on top would've helped keep her warm until the medics arrived.

Pemba has already identified the threats. I'd also recommend essential movement only until the roads are properly sanded and salted. Actually, even better would be for everyone to take the day off and go sledding with their kids.


6:34 PM  

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