a medical or behavioral condition the onset of which is sudden, that manifests itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, that a prudent layperson, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in (a) placing the health of the afflicted person with such a condition in serious jeopardy, or, in the case of a behavioral condition, placing the health of such person or others in serious jeopardy; (b) serious impairment to the person's bodily functions; (c) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part of such person; or (d) serious disfigurement of such person Also called Medical Emergency
a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency
a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"
1 Any occasion or instance--such as a hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, fire, explosion, nuclear accident, or any other natural or man-made catastrophe--that warrants action to save lives and to protect property, public health, and safety (FEMA definition) 2 A sudden occurrence demanding immediate action that may be due to epidemics, technological catastrophes, strife or to natural or man-made causes (World Health Organization definition)
any abnormal system condition which required immediate manual or automatic action to prevent loss of load, equipment damage, or tripping of system elements which might result in cascading and to restore system operation to meet the Minimum Operating Reliability Criteria
A situation or an occurance of a serious nature, developing suddenly and unexpectedly, and demanding immediate action This is generally of short duration, for example, an interruption of normal agency operations for a week or less It may involve electrical failure or minor flooding caused by broken pipes
means an unforeseen circumstance requiring immediate action, a sudden unexpected happening, an unforeseen occurrence or condition, a pressing necessity
An emergency is the most serious event and consists of any unwanted operational, civil, natural-phenomenon, or security occurrence which could endanger or adversely affect people, property, or the environment (DOE Order 5500 1B) Back to Top
As defined at Title V of P L 93-288, Section 102(1), an emergency is any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety Title V includes authority for the President to direct Federal agencies to provide emergency assistance to save lives and protect property and public health and safety for emergencies other than natural disasters Under Title V, the President may direct the provision of emergency assistance either at the request of a Governor (Section 501(a)) or upon determination by the President that an emergency exists for which the primary responsibility for response rests with the United States (501(b)) (FEMA 229)
The serious, sudden onset of a medical condition that appears to require immediate care to prevent potentially serious harm to the patient
Any abnormal system condition that requires automatic or immediate manual action to prevent or limit loss of transmission facilities or generation supply that could adversely affect the reliability of the electric system
An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency
— An emergency is a medical or behavioral condition of which the onset is sudden It manifests itself by symptoms of such severity that a prudent lay person with an average knowledge of medicine and health could reasonably expect that the absence of immediate medical attention would result in: placing the health of the afflicted person in serious jeopardy; placing the health of an individual with a behavioral health condition or others in serious jeopardy; causing serious impairment of the individual's bodily functions; causing serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part; causing serious disfigurement of the afflicted individual
A life or limb threatening medical condition resulting from an injury or sickness that requires immediate treatment and, if left untreated, could result in permanent harm to the person Conditions such as: heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding, loss of consciousness, convulsions, severe allergic reactions, apparent poisoning, severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or severe or multiple injuries, including obvious fractures
An injury or disease which happens suddenly and requires treatment within 24 hours (H)
A sudden and unexpected medical condition, or the worsening of a condition, which poses a threat to life, limb or sight, and requires immediate treatment
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