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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128468: Vocabulary: emergency services
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    Vocabulary: emergency services


    Some of them are professionals, others are volunteers, yet all of them are "serving the population".

     

    Their mission: help, take care of and save endangered populations.

    They are rescuers, firemen/ fire fighters, doctors and medical assistants. They are called EMT:

    (Emergency Medical Technicians) and they're here to protect and save our lives...

     

     

     

     

     To save sb/ stg from sth              
     To rescue sb
     To save sb's life
     A rescue/ a rescue party                                                                            
     "Help!" 
     To call/ to shout for help/ * SOS.
     An emergency

     

     

    - To go to somebody's rescue

    - To go to sb's aid

    - To bring aid to sb

    - To go/ to send for help

    - To give somebody first aid

    - A first-aid worker

    - A first-aid kit

     

                                                          

    FIRE! LET'S CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

    (999 in the UK and 911 in the US. 112 in Europe.)

                 British expressions                                            American expressions                           
     A fireman  A fire fighter
     The fire brigade                                 The fire department
     The fire station The fire house
     To contain a fire To bring a fire under control                   
     To put out a fire  To extinguish a fire 
     A fire hydrant A fireplug

     

                  

             A fire hydrant                            A big (turnable) ladder

     The fire engine
     To fight a fire
     A ladder
     The big (turnable) ladder                                                                                                        
     A fire hose

     

    ACCIDENTS and EARTHQUAKES, EXPLOSIONS, SHIPWRECKS and other catastrophes: 

                         

                    A life jacket                                                                              A raft

     To carry sb on a stretcher  
     To dig sb out of the wreckage    
     The search for survivors                        
     A flare 
     A life jacket/ a life vest                                                                                                   
     A life belt
     A life buoy
     A life raft
     A lifeboat 

     

     

     A lifeboat

     

    On the same topic, see  the test and the test.

    * SOS: an internationally recognised radiotelegraphic distress signal, used especially by ships

    and consisting of the letters SOS spelt out in Morse Code: Save Our Souls? 

     Simply   ... - - - ...    meaning HELP in Morse Code! 

     

    Let's hope we'll never need them; but if we do, we'll be very relieved to see them arrive because they'll risk their lives to save ours...  

     



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    A) When the accident happened, an EMT immediately took charge of the victims and thanks to his intervention.

    B) Then they were rushed to the and were taken care of rapidly.

    C) When firemen are called, they often have to for long minutes, hours and even days…

    D) A fireman’s duty is to and mostly to save people in danger…

    E) After the recent earthquakes, in isolated areas the population for lack of firemen and professional .

    F) After the , women and children with , fought to remain on a fragile and could be saved thanks to helicopters…

    G) When firefighters are not responding to a call, they inspect and maintain their equipment, especially trucks and to be capable of executing their mission when the time comes.










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