TITLE

Iranian Military Forces in the Bam Earthquake

AUTHOR(S)
Abolghasemi, Hassan; Poorheidari, Gholamreza; Mehrabi, Ali; Foroutan, Ghasem
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Military Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 170 Issue 10, p859
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The earthquake that struck Barn, Iran, in December 2003 was one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in recent years. Medical and assistance activities conducted by Iranian military forces in this event are discussed in light of the special capabilities of the military forces in search and rescue missions. Among the most significant activities of the Iranian military forces in this event are the following: reporting the first news about the event, starting search and rescue missions in the first hour alter the disaster by the 1st Brigade of Barn as the first assisting force, setting up two field hospitals as the first Iranian field hospitals in the disaster area, transporting 937 assistance, medical, and health care personnel to the disaster area in the first day, setting up 23 field emergency and 13 field assistance centers in the area, running 8 post-hospital care centers throughout the country, and playing a significant role in airlifting 11,792 casualties to different hospitals around the country. Based on the recent experience and the exclusive abilities of military forces, a special role for these forces in search and rescue missions should be considered.
ACCESSION #
18713258

 

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