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(sĕk′tor) [L., cutter]
1. The area of a circle included between two radii and an arc.
2. The physical location for a specific activity designated in the incident management system.

rehab sector

The location at a multiple-casualty incident, fire, or hazardous materials incident where rescue personnel are sent to be medically monitored, rehydrated, cooled off, or warmed, as the situation warrants.

staging sector

A location within a minute or two’s response to the scene of a multiple-casualty incident, hazmat incident, or major fire where emergency vehicles and personnel are assigned to wait till they are needed at the location.

transport sector

At a multiple-casualty incident, the place where ambulances or helicopters, or both, are brought in to transport patients to hospitals. At the transport sector, decisions are made regarding where to send patients with specialized problems, and the status of triaged patients is discussed with receiving facilities.

treatment sector

The location at a multiple-casualty incident where patients' needs are prioritized and their injuries or illnesses are initially managed before they are taken to a hospital.

triage sector

In a multiple-casualty incident, the place where patients are sorted and separated according to the acuity of their illnesses or injuries before they are transported to a treatment sector or hospital.
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The software integrates with existing tools, including emails, portals and line of business applications.
You must first be clear about the line of business you want to go into, research the industry, and develop a business plan."
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In order to permit a tax-efficient separation or division of one line of business assets from another, section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code accords tax-free treatment to certain distributions by one corporation (the distributing corporation) to its shareholders of the stock or securities in another corporation (the controlled corporation).
The survey provides participants with performance data that allows companies to compare themselves on an apples-to-apples basis with other participants by line of business. Although no two companies or philosophies are identical, the data gathering process neutralizes many tangential issues and allows companies to focus on the drivers of profitability and success.
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