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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
|To call/ to shout for help/ * SOS.
- 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.)
|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 fire hydrant A big (turnable) ladder
|The fire engine
|To fight a fire
|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 life jacket/ a life vest
|A life belt
|A life buoy
|A life raft
* 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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