Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters

Athens, Greece

Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters

Athens, Greece

Time filter

Source Type

Sarafis P.,Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital | Stavrakakis P.,Hellenic National Defense General Staff | Chalaris M.,Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters | Stamataki P.,Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2010

The field of infectious disease is vast, complex and rapidly expanding. New advances in diagnostic testing, the development of new antimicrobial therapies and even the emergence of novel infectious diseases requirediligent study by medical practitioners to remain current. International travelling can pose various risks to health, depending on the characteristics of both the traveller and the travel. Travellers may encounter sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, microbes and temperature, which can result in ill-health. In addition, serious health risks may arise in areas where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services are not well developed and clean water is unavailable. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the details and impact of 4 significant diseases that pose a threat to public health.Specifically issues are such as the cause, transmission, geographical distribution, nature of disease and precautions of SARS, influenza, chikungunya and avian flu.


Stavrakakis P.,Hellenic Navy C Branch Terma Propontidos | Chalaris M.,Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters | Sarafis P.,Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital | Dourmas G.,University of Aegean
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2010

In naval vessels, air quality monitoring in general and specificallygas free-testing is an important and demanding task. Gas-free procedures include measurements of oxygen levels, explosive (% LEL) and toxic gases by qualified and experienced personnel through various handheld devices. However, confined spaces of warships (fuel tanks, CHT spaces, voids, etc.) along with other special features appeared in ships (low accessibility,poor lighting, moisture, lack of air movements, etc.) provide with more difficulties regarding air quality monitoring. A versatile handheld field device, originally developed for early location of entrapped people, specially modified and designed is tested for supporting the air quality monitoring procedure of naval spaces. The device developed enables chemical, visual and audio capabilities. Special performance characteristics such as robustness, corrosive resistant, easy decontamination, explosive proof and minimum electromagnetic signature are investigated for optimum performance. This all-in-one device will possibly provide on-line and on-site measurements offering to fleet crewmembers and shipyards personnel an easy-to-use reliable tool for performing air quality monitoring effectively, efficiently and quickly. Furthermore, the cost for maintenance and inspection of confined spaces will be probably reduced without risking personnel safety, while adding to air quality monitoring the abilities of audio and visual abilities for surveillance.

Loading Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters collaborators
Loading Hellenic Fire Corps Headquarters collaborators