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Cooperation for Safety in sparsely populated areas
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A number of scenarios were discussed and an
aircraft accident, a bus accident, and a ship accident were chosen
to be analyzed. A questionnaire about these scenarios have been
One of the scenarios was a bus crash,
involving two buses:
Time of year and time of day:
Early winter (December), 16:30 on a Saturday
-1º C, locally light snowfall mixed with freezing rain, icing on
roads in the crash area. Limited visibility.
”Two buses meet
head-on on a 2 lane highway, one bus with tourists travelling south
and the other with school children ages 7-15 years. The
buses collide head on at high speed
on a narrow icy road. During the violent impact, one side of each of
the buses is torn open.
Bus #1 rolls and ends up in the drainage
ditch beside the road.
Bus #2 remains upright though ends up
perpendicular to the road.
In Bus #1, there are 40 German,
French, and Swedish tourists, and in Bus # 2,
there are 30 school-aged children from the capital city.
Crash site and surroundings: Local highway, there is a 2.5 hour road
transport time to the nearest hospital with surgical resources as
well as resources for monitoring and stabilisation.
The questionnaire responses from each participant are now analysed.
Each participant also provides a
report and a summary of their own
national response system and ‘management’. We will expand the
questionnaire soon in order to assess and collect responses to some
things which might have ‘slipped through the gaps’ in the first
figure shows responses from participating countries concerning
critical factors when responding to an accident in a sparsely
populated area. The long distances involved for transport as well as
limited resources and personnel are reported as most limiting.
The next Work Shop will be in Scotland
Western Isles, September 24-25-26, 2009
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