On June 2, 2014 a sandstorm hit Tehran, the capital city of Iran which killed 5 and injured 44 people. The early warning system did not operate properly and the alarm was not transferred to at risk population and the related organizations in time and in a right manner. Additionally, people who were exposed to the winds didn’t know the appropriate safety measures. Focusing much more on establishing EWS to alert the risk prone population timely and public education for taking safety measures when exposed to the disastrous situation is recommended.
Mr. Mohammad reza Rastegar
Institution: EMS & DM Center, Education development center
Affiliation: Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
EMT-Paramedic, EMS Instructor, MSc of Medical Education, MPH of Health in Disaster, EDC, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Department of Disaster & Emergency Medicine School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences