Great urban fires: mesa redonda, Lima 2001

Authors

  • Juan L. Arce-Palomino Médico Emergenciólogo, Sociedad Peruana de Medicina de Emergencias y Desastres; Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Perú. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.251.1244

Keywords:

Fires, Fire prevention and protection, Disaster emergencies, Disaster Planning

Abstract

Among the human-induced disasters highlight the great urban fires. On December 29, 2001, in a crowded commercial area of downtown Lima-Peru, saw a large fire that caused 277 deaths, 247 injuries, millionaire losses and a big pain in the Peruvian people. This situation had been expected, but was not taken the necessary actions to prevent it. This article collects the previous situation, the characteristics of the tragedy, action and organization that was available for control, with emphasizes in interdisciplinary work and an active involvement of the Volunteer Firefighters of Peru.

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Published

2008-03-31

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Section

Symposium

How to Cite

1.
Arce-Palomino JL. Great urban fires: mesa redonda, Lima 2001. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];25(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1244

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