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Physics of Wildland Firefighting - Virtually everywhere in the United States is affected to one degree of another by wildland fires. Even if a community is not directly involved with the fire itself, chances are that some of its members have gone to help fight wildland fires in other areas of the country by providing manpower, financial support, or other humanitarian aid. Policies regarding the handling of wildland fires continue to change and evolve as new information is learned each fire season. Attitudes have changed between complete wildland fire suppression to no suppression at all....   [tags: physics fire wildfire firefighter firefighting]
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The History of Firefighting - ... Two of the major cities having fire departments inspired more cities to follow suit and institute official establishments. Of course the issue of fire was never going away, but how they learned to deal with it became an obsession. People had to learn to get out smart the fire and handle its destructive path. In 1607 when colonist came to America, there were many concerns with fire, due to the high populations in such small vicinities. Buildings were built close to one other and fire spread easily from place to place....   [tags: Departments, Technological Advancements] 1470 words
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Overview of a Firefighting Career - Firefighting: Career Firefighting is a profession that is more complex than simply putting water on a fire. Firefighting is complex, difficult, and unforgiving. Even though firefighting sounds terrible, it is considered one of the greatest careers in the world, it is a job that has minimal entrance requirements, a nice salary for newcomers, and a challenge that holds rewards. There are a large amount of firefighting jobs. A majority of firefighting jobs come from the municipal government, where the firefighter works for the city....   [tags: Metropolitan Cities, Risking Life]
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Incorporation of UAVs in Aerial Firefighting - Incorporation of UAVs in Aerial Firefighting I. Introduction An airplane was maneuvering to deliver fire retardant when its left wing separated. The current air tanker fleet fighting forest fires in order to protect the welfare of this nation is plagued by severe issues. Each time a pilot ascends, his and his crews’ lives are at risk, especially in the case of aerial firefighting. The average age of the airtanker fleet recently in commission is fifty years old; many of these are World War II era military aircraft that were later converted to carry tanks of water and chemicals to fight fires....   [tags: airplane maneuvering, fleet, flight]
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Overview of Firefighting as a Career - My chosen career field is in public service. Precisely a career in firefighting. I believe firefighting is a great career choice as I enjoy the work that it involves, and there is a demand that will never stop for firefighters, as fire will always be around forever. The fire department offers a large variety of services to the public. Some of the major tasks that are performed in the fire service range from providing medical care as an Emergency Medical Technician, Entering a burning structure to search for any trapped occupants, suppressing the fire from the exterior or interior, removing a victim that is trapped inside a vehicle involved in an accident, cutting up a tree that fell over the...   [tags: Career Exploration]
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Use of UAVs in Future Aerial Firefighting - Use of UAVs in Future Aerial Firefighting I. Introduction An airplane was maneuvering to deliver fire retardant when its left wing separated.”1 An issue far too severe, yet with proper vision, awareness, and initiative can be resolved, is the current air tanker fleet retrofitted to fight forest fires in order to protect the welfare of this nation. Each time a pilot ascends, he puts his and his crews’ lives at risk, especially in the case of aerial firefighting. The average age of the airtanker fleet recently in commission is fifty years old; much of these are WWII era military aircraft that were later converted....   [tags: military aircraft, airtanker fleet]
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Effective Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus - The key to effective Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is preparation. A large part of that preparation is the ARFF apparatus, which are the vehicles they use in order to respond swiftly and effectively to crashes of varying magnitudes. Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to keep ARFF apparatus’ in working order as well as to have a certain amount within specific classes in correlation with the size of the airport and the size of aircraft that the airport operates with....   [tags: airport operation]
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Computers and Firefighting - Computers and Firefighting It seems that the advances of today are moving far more rapidly than people have ever thought about. The only question is that how much farther can we go in the advancement of computer technology to support people. One of the ways to support people is in the area of Firefighting. In this field the firemen with help of computers is allowed to help civilians when they are in need. The job of now is becoming a little safer to do because of newly advances by computers in the firefighting field....   [tags: Firefighters Computers Technology Essays]
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Blacwater fire Changes Methods of Firefighting in 1937 - The Blackwater fire of 1937 was a forest fire that occurred when a lightning strike ignited a tree in the Shoshone National Forest. It lasted for 6 days and killed 15 people, injuring a further 38; David P. Godwin (investigator of the fire) said,“not since 1910 have so many lives been lost on a single national forest fire”. The fire consumed a total of 1700 acres of forest woodland1 in this time. The Blackwater fire’s dire effect therefore resulted in the methods of firefighting that were used at this time being reviewed and updated to try to make firefighting safer for those involved in combating fire....   [tags: Blackwater, Smokejumper, CCC]
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Request for College Credit in Firefighting - Request for College Credit in Firefighting In this paper I intend to prove that I have the classroom instruction and the practical experience which qualifies for six hours of credit in the fire science field as outlined in State University's course catalog. I will show that I understand the principles of fire protection and fire prevention, and also show that I understand the chemistry of fire, the different classifications of fire and the factors contributing to fires. I'll show that I can identify hazardous materials, and techniques of fire prevention and some techniques of fire protection....   [tags: Papers] 1425 words
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Stresses that Go Along with the Profession of Firefighting - Stresses that Go Along with the Profession of Firefighting What types of stresses go along with the profession of firefighting. Here is an example. It's 3am and you are sound asleep, out of nowhere you hear…"Beep, beep, beep, beep beep: Attention Winters Fire Personnel, structure fire!" That sure wakes you up. It is the sound of our fire pagers alerting us to go down to the fire station. Right away our adrenaline gets going. The events that proceed after this are all in a days work, a stressful days work....   [tags: Papers] 437 words
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What you Need to Know to Prepare for the Fire Academy - There are not very many Jobs that are a glamorous then the ones that are held by our nation’s firemen. They are the men and women who go diving into the heart of the deadly situation when everyone else’s instinct kicks in and are fleeing for their lives. Fire departments are responsible to aid in the protection of lives, property and the environment. Most people do not understand or have any idea about how firemen do their jobs or go about their days. “Ron Howard tried his best to depict firefighting in his movie “Backdraft”....   [tags: firefighting, fire department, fire academy]
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Battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona - ... To protect the crew carriers, plans were made to remove the carriers, and the Granite Mountain IHC Lookout (the 20th and only surviving member) was removed at 3:50 p.m. while the rest Granite Mountain IHC crew remained in a safety zone, or “the black” ASFD, 2013, p. 24). As the thunderstorms began to shift the direction of the fire from the north to the south and, in response, structure protection efforts shifted to Yarnell (ASFD, 2013, p. 27). The Blue Ridge IHC moved out and tried “several times to contact SPGS1 about getting the rest of the firefighters out of the area” (ASFD, 2013, p....   [tags: Granite Mountain Hotshots, firefighting danders] 3049 words
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History of Firefighting: Historic Influence and Transgression - There have been many historic fires in the history, from the Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago in 1903 to the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island in 2003. Each fire has its own significant outcome, whether it was meager and non-historic or devastating and tragic. Every fire or flame that has burned on this world, mankind has more knowledge of this chemical reaction and the destruction it can cause. In 24 BC, the Roman emperor, Augustus instituted a corps of “watchmen”. This is when the regulations for checking and preventing fires came into effect....   [tags: firefighters, fire, flames]
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Analysis for MHM Business Strategies using Management Tools - Analysis for MHM business Strategies using Management Tools TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Introduction Companies use market entry strategies to expand their business in new markets. This research paper aims at analyzing the market entry strategies. External environment and internal environment analysis plays a key role in developing a market entry strategy. Mergers and acquisitions, establishing a wholly owned subsidiary, joint venture, strategic alliance, franchising etc. form the common forms of market entry....   [tags: Firefighting, Market] 1540 words
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Water for Human Development - ... That used to be Bonnie’s dwelling since she was 16 (Thompson, 2004). Sitting on a high ground in their backyard, Bonnie and Rick treasured they could not do anything to save their house (Thompson, 2004). Four fire departments worked hard to conquer the fire, but they could do little in the absence of the most prized asset – water (Thompson, 2004). A widespread fire would need between 4,000 and 6,000 gallons of water, but, in case of Rick and Bonnie Spinks, almost 12,000 gallons were used (Thompson, 2004)....   [tags: lack of quality water, water supply] 1474 words
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Improved Airport Fighter Rescue Team Can Mitigate the Impact of Post-crash-fire - ... airports that is serving scheduled passenger air carriers are enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Rescue and firefighting facilities at airports in other countries are administered by standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In the United States firefighting protection services in the civilian airports are strictly controlled by government. 14 CFR part 139 is the operating certificate of ARFF services which is strongly suggested at all FAA certified airports....   [tags: airport security, evacuation, aviation business] 1586 words
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Fire Protection Review Plan - Fire Protection Review Plan Fire protection plan can be defined as a process in which people within a society use all means and methods available to prevent fire outbreak, and avoid damage and challenges that the fire can cause. There are many causes of fire breakouts including electricity, gases, and cigarette sources, among others. For the firefighting process to be effective, firefighting equipments should be given to the community members to use them in case of a fire outbreak. These equipments include various types of fire extinguishers....   [tags: Engineering ]
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The Effects of Training in Undulation Training for Development of Hierarchical Fitness and Improved Firefighter Job Performance - ... The study design of the research took place within a span of nine weeks. Before and after the nine weeks of resistance training, several tests were administered to determine the level of muscular strength, jumping ability, sprinting ability, RFD, etc. as they were all much needed requirements specific to the job of firefighting. Other factors were also considered, including height, mass, and size of limbs and chest. Upper and lower bodies of the participants were measured via barbell squats and bench press exercises, using the 1RM method until failure....   [tags: fitness, muscular, risk] 962 words
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What It Takes to Become a Firefighter - ... Part of the time that female are at a fire station they get sexually harassed by the male firemen. There have been cases of men hiding video cameras in small place to video tape these ladies and show it to the whole fire house, but in these cases then man where severely reprimanded and no other places would hire them. Other than those cases many women have become very successful in the world of firefighting, so there should not be any fuss that a woman is a firefighter, because they are trying to save lives the same way that men are and sometimes even better....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]
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Can a Woman be a Firefighter - Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a women firefighter; the problems, the stress, the trauma. Well to even begin to answer that question, first, you need to know what a firefighter is to begin with. Everyone has their own interpretation of what a firefighter is or does. The dictionaries definition says, “A person who is trained to put fires out, rescue people from fires, educate the public about fire prevention, and help people in other emergencies.” My definition of a firefighter growing up was a person who runs through burning building and found people who are screaming and crying, to save them....   [tags: prejudice, harrassment, lawsuit] 1280 words
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Statement of Purpose for the Occupation of Obstetrician/Gynecologist or a Firefighter - ... They also treat or diagnose patients, prevent diseases of women, and provide general medical care. Typically all of these duties deal with the women’s reproductive system. Evidence of this information is stated on “My Majors” (OB/GYN Physician). On a daily basis, OB/GYNs perform circumcisions to newborn baby boys, upon their parent’s request; according to “US News” (Ventas Prep). When it comes to job description, being an OB/GYN suits me better due to the fact that I would enjoy delivering babies more than fighting fires....   [tags: childbirth, training, medicine] 1072 words
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How Old Equipment from the Past Differs from Present Day Equipment - ... These boots made from rubber, even though today the boots still rubber,requirements mandates boots fit below the knee .The jacket the firefighter wore years ago has no way letting someone distinguish when firefighters went down. Today, should a firefighter fall down within twenty five to twenty eight seconds the Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) will activate and transmit a distress signal letting other firefighters know someone needs help (Hasenmeier). The PASS alarm is placed into all scuba gear so when the air turns on, it activates the alarm system automatically....   [tags: fighting fires] 1045 words
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How Old Equipment From The Past Differs From New Equipement - How Old Equipment from the Past Differs from Present Day Equipment Learning how burning fires start, better fireproof clothing, and technology equipment changing over the years proves that progress save lives and helps in the safety aspect of fighting structure fires. There are differences between past helmets and modern ones, changes in turnout gear and other equipment used to fight fires, plus researching the history of firefighting. In the 1600’s firefighting started with the Romans and grappled with heat, fire, and toxic smoke....   [tags: career, firefighter, tools, injuries]
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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - Lasting Effects - INTRODUCTION On March 25, 1911, 146 garment factory workers their lives in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. In less than an hour, these workers died from asphyxiation, burns, or jumping to their deaths in a futile attempt at escape (McGuire, 2011). The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory the eighth through tenth floors of New York City’s Asch building, and employed approximately 700 workers, 500 of them young women and girls (McGuire, 2011). A fire quickly broke out on the eighth floor shortly before the end of the work day....   [tags: safety measures in factories]
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Fire Fighting Career Research Paper - Dropping everything he’s doing Joe quickly runs to the fire poll and proceeds to exits the building, sirens soaring over head, and fire truck engines starting up, he rushes to slip on his gear, he feels good about himself knowing he’s a hero, he holds his helmet under his right arm, and jumps on the bright shiny red fire truck, he taps the sparkling smooth metal twice, and they pull out of the fire station, as they arrive at the house, he spots the bright red and orange fire, instantly everything slows down, and his heart speeds up, other than the thrill and overall well-being of this career....   [tags: Career Research ]
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The Great Fire of London - Throughout recorded history, fires have been known to cause great loss of life, property, and knowledge. The Great Fire of London was easily one of the worst fires mankind has ever seen causing large scale destruction and terror. Samuel Pepys described the fire as “A most malicious bloody flame, as one entire arch of fire of above a mile long… the churches, houses and all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made.” (Britain Express 1). Although it started as a small fire in a baker’s shop and the official death toll was low, nevertheless the Great Fire of London heavily impacted England’s social, political, and economic history because the outcome allowed for changes in...   [tags: History, Disaster] 1817 words
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Protecting Firefighters Lives and Safety - Every year communities struggle each year around the nation with issues of life safety. In 2012, the nation’s fire departments responded to 31,854,000 responses that resulted in the deaths 0f 2,855 civilians and injuring 16,500 causing an estimated $12,427 million dollars in damage. (United States Fire Administration, 2014) These incidents put at risk 345,950 career and 783,300 volunteer firefighters that resulted in the deaths of 81 individuals (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2013) and nearly 70,000 reported injuries....   [tags: safety, homeland security]
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City of Lakewood, Firefighter Candidate Recruitment - ... The main purpose is to ensure the individuals are mentally prepared, conditionally effective, and supplied with the abilities to endure prolonged periods of exposure to highly intensified situations. Although such requirements are demanding, strenuous and potentially hurtful, it is extremely vital that when delivering products of public protections, each individual responding has the capabilities to protect the public during situations such vulnerable events. Fairness The City of Lakewood understands that such frustrations will occur during the administering of their firefighter protection program; however, training requirements are not tailored to a specific gender....   [tags: recruitment, safety, administration]
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Conflict Management Application - Conflict management has always been an interesting subject in an organization. I was Senior Security analyst for a company named L&T in India. As a senior member, conflict management has been one of the most challenging aspects for me. At work, we were always firefighting and had the responsibility to resolve the continuous technical problems of our internal (software developer) and external (customers and partners) clients. Our team had to not only firefight with the existing issues but also had to focus on developing and improving current security projects....   [tags: Organizations, Conflicts, Managements]
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How old Equipment from the past Differs from Present day Equipment - How Old Equipment from the Past Differs from Present Day Equipment Black and white movies show volunteer people distinguishing l fires with a bucket and water. Color movies today show trained firemen distinguishing frightful fires with a water hose and fire truck that has a capability of one hundred men. The history of fire has been around since starting hundreds of years ago thus evolving modern day fire equipment and technologies. Over the centuries people have learned from controlling fires through studying fires, reconstructing flame-resistant clothing, designing and manufacturing higher quality technology equipment is more suitable for fire on any level ....   [tags: Black and White Movies, Color Movies, Technology]
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The Columbus Division of Fire and Its Hiring Process - Introduction Those interested in pursuing a career in firefighting are faced with many options when it comes to selecting a department to apply to. Attaining a career with Columbus Fire is often a goal of students in Central Ohio, and for good reason. Problem The Columbus Division of Fire is a large organization that hires candidates using a standard civil service hiring process every two years (unless there is not a need). This means that if the city has enough employees at the end of the two-year cycle to continue operations they can opt to forgo a testing process until it is needed....   [tags: potential employer, students, interview]
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Current Trend of Wildfires in the United States - The purpose of this report is to analyze the current trend of wildfires in the United States and its severity and demonstrate how remotely piloted can help mitigate this at higher rates by recommending to the target audience that use of UAVs be put into law. With the current rate of devastating droughts throughout the country there couldn’t be a better time to recommend a use of technology that seems to be the way of the future. This report will cover how UAVs can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance in fire hunting, how UAVs are used in fire hunting, and mainly cover the need and potential benefits of using these as a tool....   [tags: UAVs, hazardous fuel] 2452 words
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire was a major milestone in the city’s history. The fire started on October 8th, 1871 and did not end until October 10th, 1871. People never saw this fire coming which might have made it even worse. The only reason it spread so far was because everything was made out of wood, the ground was parched and the wind was blowing that night; the reason it stopped was because it had started raining. Although the fire destroyed most of the city, it was a positive turning point in history....   [tags: milestone in Illinois history] 1739 words
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My Inspiration to Become a Fireman - ... He inspired me to become a fireman because I would spend a lot of time at the fire station and I loved the working environment because when the firefighters don’t have any calls they have a multitude of things they can do. Such as training, cooking, watching TV, playing games and washing the trucks. Mr. Freeman also inspired me by sharing his experiences with my brother and I. Some of them were brutal others were not, but all of them were interesting. This paper will consist of ways to become a firefighter, historical fires which have occurred in the United States and the perks and benefits that a firefighter possesses....   [tags: dalmatians, trucks, chicago] 716 words
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Understanding The Downfall of Drones - ... Drones have been said to have the potential of decreasing civilian deaths, however there is no data to support this assumption. In May Obama asserted the guidelines for drones: that a terrorist must pose "’a continuing and imminent threat’ to Americans, that no other government can address the threat effectively; and that there is ‘near-certainty’ no civilians will be killed or injured.” (Gorman, Siobaun). These standards seem reasonable; albeit, Human Rights Watch studied six strikes in Yemen and declared that each violated President Obama’s stated standards (Gorman, Siobaun)....   [tags: war drones, hackers, safety] 792 words
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Nursing Assessment Of Blood Donation Practices - A Community Assessment of Erie County Volunteer Firefighters and Blood Donation Department of Nursing Table of Contents                                                                                                                                              I. Background Information on Affiliating Agency……………….            II. Definition of Community     ……………………………………………….. III. Approaches Used to Assess Community     ……………………………….. IV. Description of Survey     ……………………………….. V. Assessment of Community     ……………………………………………....   [tags: essays research papers] 4912 words
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Inclusion in UAE: A Critical Report - ... The first step towards declaring education as a right and that guaranteed equal opportunities for all came into effect through the Federal Law no. 29/2006. Though the law doesn’t insist that schools are the only place the SEN individual can be educated. Intital Projects towards inclusion After that the MOE began to start projects. It was later amended in 2009 Though UAE is moving towards an inclusive education there are many factors hindrance and limitations which is Cultural challaneges UAE is a fast growing, rich developing nation the learners with special needs face great hurdles as this group is often overlooked in a school which has got a diverse population....   [tags: oil, social, cultural, education, tourism, estate]
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Amazing Atmosphere of the Earth - ... In the mid 1970's, several researchers looked into the chemicals affecting the ozone layer. These chemicals were mostly Chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs. CFCs were first thought of as miracle substances because of their stability. CFCs are also non flammable, low in toxicity, and it was inexpensive to produce. CFCs are found in refrigerants, air conditioners, aerosol cans, firefighting equipment, solvents, and pesticides. The stability of CFCs makes it hard for natural means like rain to efface it....   [tags: ozone layer, radiation, oxygen] 547 words
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Master in Programming Admission Letter - I want to be a professional programmer. Although my major study was mainly focused on engineering and mathematics, I had developed a solid interdisciplinary background in the college. When I was solving a problem, I always tried to come up my solutions from different angles. Through coursework, club activity and research, I began realizing the significance of computer science. My broad interests gradually concentrated on algorithm design and robotics. I believe I can achieve the master degree and acquire professional programming skill by my intelligence and diligence....   [tags: Mathematics, Robotics] 531 words
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Don?t Get Burned - People normally associate firefighting with danger. When speaking to friends and family about entering into the fire service, everyone has said that firefighting is a dangerous profession. There has been several discussions about the hazards of battling fires inside burning structures. Concern has been expressed about the dangers of exposure to fire and the radiated heat from flames and smoldering materials. No one can deny that firefighting is a dangerous profession for all those reasons, but there is a much more common danger that is often overlooked....   [tags: essays research papers] 1306 words
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Free Affirmative Action Essays - Affirmative Action is Against the Bible - Affirmative Action is Against the Bible America was known as the Land of Opportunity. Then it became evident that "opportunity" was only available to white men. Later, laws were passed to ensure equal opportunity regardless of race, sex, or religion. These Affirmative Action laws were set in place by our government with the intent of correcting the social evil know as prejudice; but in doing so, they created a monster. Affirmative action has become an ineffective, outdated, and socially harmful policy that is weakening our great nation....   [tags: affirmative action argumentative persuasive] 1130 words
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Why I want To Be A Firefighter - Firefighting is a career that can make you feel proud and accomplished, and it is a career in which I have a lot of respect for. In order to be a firefighter you must be in shape, prepared, experienced, and ready to deal with your job emotionally as well as physically. I chose to be a firefighter because I want to be able to help others and make them feel safe to live in their communities. After visiting some actual fire departments, I realized as a firefighter you certainly have a lot to be proud of....   [tags: essays research papers] 997 words
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TIC: Thermal Immaging Camera - TIC: THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA In the mid-1980's, the thermal imaging camera (TIC) was introduced into the firefighting market as another tool to aide in their ability to save lives, including their fellow firefighters. However, since its introduction there have been numerous discussions whether or not the TIC has a place in the firefighter's arsenal of tools. It is claimed that the TIC is "...one of the most spectacular applications of technology introduced into the fire service since the steam engine..." (http://www.avadtech.com)....   [tags: essays research papers] 874 words
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Questions in Reference to Teaching While Working Full-Time in the Fire Service - ... So I do spend allot of time in the SCFA office explaining my actions. I stay in trouble” 3) What do you do for students that are doing their best and still are not succeeding, passing or understanding the material or class that you are teaching. “I find study groups work the best. If I can’t get the material across to them maybe a fellow student can. I try to organize them for longer classes.” 4) Have you infused any outside influences into your teaching and or curriculum. “Yes my college education and physiological case studies of fire service personnel.” 5) What classes can you teach in your program....   [tags: improve, balance, teaching, work, classes] 1443 words
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Lender of Last Resort Activites by National Banking Era Institutions - The United States banking and financial system, between the adoption of the National Banking Act and the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1914, was in a constant state of evolution. This period was also marked by numerous banking panics with major panics or crises in 1873, 1893, and 1907, and minor or what Elmus Wicker referred to as “incipient” banking panics in 1884 and 1890 (2000). The panics of 1884 and 1890 are referred to as incipient because there was no general loss of depositor confidence in either New York or the interior banks....   [tags: loan certificate, banking system, treasury]
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Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies While Lost in Residential Structure Fire - ... The NIOSH investigators report did conclude some of the factors could have been avoided. With this case the NIOSH report was able put together a pretty lengthy list of what could have been different. NIOSH found the following (2009) Ensure that fire fighters receive essential training consistent with national consensus standards on structural firefighting before being allowed to operate at a fire incident, develop, implement, and enforce written standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fireground operations, ensure that fire fighters are trained to follow the two-in/two-out rule and maintain crew integrity at all times, ensure that adequate numbers of apparatus and fire fighters are o...   [tags: issues that lead to this fatality] 641 words
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Lessons Learned from the San Diego, California Wildfire - In making the decisions to protect people’s lives from hazards and disasters, evacuations sometimes become necessary. Of course early in the reaction to the incident, or the response phase, this may become a decision for local and state emergency managers. The San Diego, California wildfire which occurred in October 2007 caused a large scale evacuation. This essay is an analysis, and identification of lessons learned from the evacuation incident. As well a plan of personal recommendations and improvements will be made based on information covered in the National Housing strategy, and Robert Stafford Act....   [tags: natural pehnomena, natural disaster]
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Analysis of The New York City Fire Department - As an employee of The New York City Fire Department, it is our duty to know its mission state and what its internal core analysis consists off. “As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, the FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts....   [tags: fdny, fire prevention, firefighter]
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10 Things Rookie Firefighters Should Know and Why - So you are a new recruit/rookie/probies. Well then congrats on your achievement of completing the fire academy training. Remember everyone was once in your shoes. When you are hired on to a department. The people of that department, you could be serving with for maybe 10 or more years. To help prepare you for your career in the fire service here is ten thing you must know. Number one, respect the job. Firefighting is the most respected career and volunteer area in the United State of America. For those men and women who wear the bunker gear a lot people wish they could be us, for whatever reason that is....   [tags: Training, Volunteers, Service] 738 words
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Biography of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill believed success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts. This is the way he lived his life, he never gave up he continued to move forward. Churchill, a man ahead of his time, doing his very best to bring the future into the present. His story is one that stretches all the way back to November 30th of 1874, though his story does not truly begin until a cold November day in 1899. November, 1899, Churchill a young man on an armored train loaded with British soldiers....   [tags: government job, nazi, communism]
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The Civil Rights Act and the South - ... Supreme Court affirmed that no black person could claim United States citizenship. Even when the Civil War ended slavery, the government still placed African Americans in a different position, finding, for instance, in the Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson, that there could be “separate but equal” facilities for blacks and whites and obliquely endorsing continued segregation in schools, transportation, the military, and public accommodations. Similarly, all women were deprived of the right to vote until 1920....   [tags: discrimination, law, congress, action, police] 2375 words
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The Miracle Work of a Rescue Worker - ... 2. Wilderness Search The wilderness environment comprises of the subsequent natural environments; mountains, shorelines, rivers, kloofs, wilderness, non-mountainous areas, caves, deserts and forests (8). Wilderness search can be tricky as weather conditions often change and no one can predict what is to come, therefore rescuers have to acquire skills that can be adjusted to the environment that they operate in. Cave rescue uses applications from diverse fields such as mountain, fire and medical rescue....   [tags: medical emergency, ambulance, firefighters] 2154 words
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Government Programs During the Great Depression - With Herbert Hoover in office at the time of the crash of 1929, he believed it was not the government’s responsibility to get involved in helping the millions of Americans affected by this national crisis. However with elections coming up, Americans believed in a time for change. Franklin D. Roosevelt saw a chance to help save the American people and bring this nation of suffering back to a once thriving, prospering nation. With his election in 1932, he brought with him his plan, and this plan was the New Deal....   [tags: Herbert Hoover, Economy] 984 words
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space, the final frontier, is a perplexing place that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, strives to better understand. NASA’s purpose is “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” For over fifty years, NASA has been pushing the development of new technologies that will help humanity to better understand the universe in which they live. NASA has a rich and diverse history that extends back more than fifty years....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, space technology, solar system]
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Rapid Intervention Team: A Firefighters Savior - Firefighters get hurt often; one tool in the arsenal to prevent or reduce this is called a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team). This is also known a FAST (Firefighter Assistance and Search Team). The RIT/FAST is designed to essentially go in to a building to rescue the firefighters that are injured or trapped. Throughout the years, researchers have studied firefighter line of duty deaths (LODD) to determine what firefighters are doing wrong. In Pennsylvania, in 1995, three firefighters were lost when a collapse occurred in a house fire, killing all three....   [tags: Firefighter Assistance and Search Team]
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Comunity Risk Reduction Programs and Procedures - Introduction As emergency providers we are viewed as a trusted and valuable source of information particularly when it comes to protecting the public. Through the years the America Fire Service has recognized the need to build and maintain effective emergency response capabilities. The new norm for the fire service has many common similarities with financial restraints that affect staffing levels, response times, equipment needs, growing pressures from political groups, and various demographic considerations, yet the expectations to provide a high quality service are still present....   [tags: local fire department responsibilities]
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The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 - The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was a federal law enacted by congress in 1878 to restrict the federal governments from utilizing the Air Force and Army powers in civil law enforcement functions. The law ensures that civilian police agencies are directly responsible for all law enforcement functions in the United States, and the Armed Forces are responsible for fighting American wars abroad. The military can only be used as law enforcement in America if it specifically authorized. The Posse Comitatus Act was enacted in 1878 to remove federal troops from Southern territories after the Civil War....   [tags: military, authorized, war, law enforcement]
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The Evolution of the Banking System - The United States banking and financial system between the adoption of the National Banking Act and the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1914, was in a constant state of evolution. This period was further marked by numerous banking panics with major panics or crises in 1873, 1893, and 1907, and minor or what Elmus Wicker referred to as “incipient” banking panics in 1884 and 1890 (2000). The panics of 1884 and 1890 are referred to as incipient because there was no general loss of depositor confidence in either New York or the interior banks....   [tags: federal reserve, panic, debt] 1509 words
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A Career as a Fire Fighter - ... Jobs related to firefighters can be found in almost every city because, a job that is related to firefighters is police. Police are related because the both jobs help people and try to help their community in every way they can. Firefighters respond to emergency situations and mostly protect people from the environment and from all types of accidents. They work with the community to increase fire safety awareness’s in order to help fires from occurring in the first place. Firefighters enforce fire safety standards in public by acting and advising on all matters to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks....   [tags: trends, emergency situations] 918 words
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The Country´s Fire Deparment and Minorities - ... This is particularly problematic for the black woman, who faces a fire fighting career with a double negative in her column since she is both a member of a minority and a female. While it is possible for a woman to have the strength and physical endurance necessary to be a firefighter, Floren (1998) points out that the socialization process in Western culture works against her. Specifically, women are trained by society to be cautious, express self-doubt, and not to react aggressively (Floren, 1998)....   [tags: requirements, women] 1698 words
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City of Thieves by David Bienoff - ... The middle of this novel begins when Kolya tells Lev that they should try looking in the Haymarket for any eggs. They searched through the Haymarket, and they find nothing. As they reach the end of their search, a boy tells them of a man who keeps a coop of chickens on his roof, and maybe they could get some eggs there. But on the way out an extremely large man greets Kolya and Lev, and tells them he has eggs. The boys follow the man up into his apartment where they meet his wife. The man shuts the door, and Lev sees what he thinks is a child’s ribcage and finger hanging in a secluded room, the giant pulls out a club, and swings at Lev....   [tags: lev beniov, vera osiponva] 671 words
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Play: A Raisin in the Sun - During the 1950s, the stereotypical American dream was to have a house with a yard, a big car, and a happy family. People of all backgrounds migrated to America with a dream of getting educational and economical opportunities as well as religious and political freedom. But this was not so easy for African Americans during the time as they had just attained emancipation. Blacks and Whites during the 1950s were segregated to such an extent that going to the same school or using the same bathroom had been rather impossible....   [tags: Racial Segregation, Gender Discrimination] 1069 words
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Disaster Preparedness is for Everyone - Introduction Of the four phases of emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, perhaps the place that individuals can make the biggest difference in their own state of resiliency and survival of a disaster is in the preparedness phase. Being prepared before a disaster strikes makes sense yet many people fail to take even simple, precautionary steps to reduce the consequences of destruction and mayhem produced by natural events such as earthquakes, volcanos and tornados (see Paton et al, 2001, Mileti and Peek, 2002; Tierney, 1993, Tierney et al, 2001)....   [tags: Disaster Preparedness]
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The Cold War: Rocky Flats - The Cold war was a time of fear in the United States. After World War II ended in 1945 there was still tension between communist and non-communist countries, namely the United States and Russia, then the USSR. They had been allies against Hitler because he was a common enemy, but once the war was over they split (Donoghue, 2014, para.5). The cold war became a power struggle, each nation trying to outdo each other and show their strength. The perceived nuclear threat [was] an ever present shadow in American life as these weapons were created (Iversen, 2012, p.5)....   [tags: colorado, world war II]
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Key Department of Homeland Security - Key Department of Homeland Security Concepts To better understand DHS and the concepts on which the department runs, several concepts are key to the basic framework of the department. The first concept is the Incident Command System (ICS). After a 1970 California wildfire killed sixteen people were intra-agency communication hindered the operations necessary to coordinate the efforts of firefighters, Congress demanded a system of communications be put in place to address the issues exposed by the 1970 wildfire....   [tags: tennessee,ICS,FIRESCOPE]
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Women of the Gold Rush - ... She developed new forms of dance, one of which being modern dance. Isadora became known as the “Mother of Modern Dance” and founded many dance schools in the United States. Modern dance is now a very popular type of dance that is used all around the world, and that is all due to Isadora Duncan’s free will and desire for change. Born a slave between 1815 and 1817 was Mary Ellen Pleasant. Mary was born as an African American, however, her skin did not make it so obvious. She was able to hide her race, and was bought out of slavery as a child....   [tags: American History, westward movements]
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The Great Fire of 1871 - ... When he went there and finally finished settling down his son he saw the fire that started to catch in his backyard. He hurried to his room and woke his wife and told her to take care of their son. Then he ran to Goll’s Drugstore. When he tried to turn in a fire alarm Goll wouldn’t let him. He lied and told William a truck had already passed. William ran back to his house and got his family out just in time. The Selfish Goll Goll didn’t care about the fire so of course he didn’t turn in a fire alarm, but in the end when the fire was put out he lied saying that after William left he turned in a fire alarm....   [tags: Chicago burning] 639 words
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Is Firefighter Equipment Safe Enough? - ... My brother, Alex Paris, a firefighter in Prince William County said, “I think the equipment we have today is very safe maybe almost too safe because it is causing us to go further in the fire and not being able to feel the heat. In the past firefighters used their ears as sensors to determine when it was too hot and time to back out but now we have nomex hoods that prevent us from doing this.” When I asked him if there were any concerns he had with it he said, “I would like to have a facemask with increased visibility in very smoky conditions....   [tags: high tech material, fire safety] 660 words
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Drone Strikes and Their Effectiveness - ... has declared war (Gray, 2000). Liberal democratic states face substantial pressures to protect civilians in war, but at the same time are often confronted with substantial uncertainty as to what abiding by legal principles such as \discrimination" { the obligation of military forces to select means of attack that minimize the prospect of civilian casualties { actually entails (Crawford, 2003; Walzer, 2006). Body Counter terrorism operations increasingly depend on the use of UAVs. This research paper includes data from various journals and articles, besides interviews from various people to establish the fact that drones play an important and effective part in the War against Terror and t...   [tags: war, militancy, unmanned aerial vehicles] 2656 words
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Guy Montag: Finding Truth - There is evidence that the Egyptians and the Romans, both cultures of the ancient world, organized the first firefighting groups. Ever since then, the sole goal of a firefighter is to save life, property, and the environment. However, this is not the case in Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. In Fahrenheit 451 the nice community, firemen are transformed into a futuristic squad of law enforcers. Their new job is to search and burn books, as well as the locations at which they are found....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Hercules of the Skies - There were many important people, aircraft, and developments, which greatly contributed to aviation development, which ultimately impacted the World. Out of many aviation developments, I will write about an aircraft I take pleasure in seeing and hearing, the C-130 Hercules. I consider this aircraft has made a significant impact in the aviation industry, most in the dependability of the airframe and its illustrious design. Today, this aircraft is used for many organizations such as Military Ops, firefighting, and search and rescue....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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The Incident Command System - Whenever duty calls me, O Lord, whenever flames may rage, give me the strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child, before it is too late, or save an older person from, the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert, and, O Lord, guide my every move for life is so precious, please don’t let us lose I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbor and protect their property and if, according to thy will that I must give my life, then with thy protecting hand my Lord I pray thee, protect my children and my wife....   [tags: emergency, technology, efficiency, management]
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Graduation Speech: Be Perfect in Christ Jesus - As I was pondering what to speak about tonight, I started thinking about what has been the main influence in my school experience. I realized that what has shaped me most has been my teachers. What is a teacher. After 13 years of school, believe me, I have an extremely good idea of what a teacher is. Two teachers began to teach me, my father and my mother. The poet Ann Taylor wrote, "Who taught my infant lips to pray, And love God’s holy book and day, And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way. My Mother." This year as we were challenged to give our hearts to God and our minds to our teachers, we learned more of their goals to see us grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and favor with both God and...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 487 words
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Soaring Over Agriculture - All the way back to Leonardo da Vinci the human race has been fascinated with the concept of flight. Though many different people have made discoveries and sketched many different versions of the airplane, probably the most famous people were Wilbur and Orville Wright. They began their work on the problem of powered flight in 1896. They read many books and journals to gain as much knowledge on the concept of flight as possible. They built many different models, which they began testing in 1900, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Management and Leadership - Successful organizations have strong leaders and managers that develop, support and encourage employee longevity within a company. There is a significant difference between leadership and management however both skills have to be used collectively and both are important to a profitable organization. Leadership is a notion of communicating an organization’s vision, whereas management is more of the implementation of the organization’s vision. The manager typically carries out the responsibilities written by the organization and has a good team underneath them to carry out the duties and meet the goals....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Human Resource Management - HR practices vary from one company, or organization, to another. This happens for many reasons such as tradition, not understanding strategic HR, being ok with the status quo, and the lack of time, money, or personnel to change the organizational paradigm. Whatever the reason, one can usually see the differences between companies who have progressive HR practices and companies who do not. Here, we will compare and contrast the HR Practices of REI, Inc. and the Charlotte Fire Department (CFD). I have chosen a local government entity since I work in the fire service myself....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Firefighters are Brothers - Firefighters are more than friends. You can't fight fires with friends. To fight fires you need a brotherhood. The men and women of the fire service across the globe consider each other family, this is one of the grand traditions of the fire department. Firefighters are constantly looking out for one another, thinking about the things they do and how it may affect the other’s lives and safety. Life safety is of the highest priority in the business of fire rescue. To achieve a safety standard there are many tasks that fire personnel are expected to carry out, for both a personal and a team related purpose....   [tags: informative essay] 829 words
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NY fire department - The New York City Fire Department’s opportunities are to increase diversity and to improve fire prevention and safety education. Increasing diversity is considered an opportunity because it will continue to advance and support initiatives in the recruitment, retention and promotional advancement of men and women of diverse backgrounds in the fire protection, emergency medical services and as the civilians who work in headquarters division. The variety of differences between employees in an organization is workplace diversity....   [tags: social issues, prevention, safety]
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Evolution of Neighbourhoods - Shrinking occurs with a reduction in population, producing an increase vacancy and neglect, a predominantly minority population, a reduction in institutional or municipal services available, and a fear of crime. This is the current phase of Detroit's neighbourhood lifecycle. Vacant buildings in the city include houses, retail outlets, commercial buildings, schools and industrial facilities (Eisinger, 2013). Approximately half of the city's parks are closed, half of the streetlights are dark, and the public transportation system is unreliable (Eisinger, 2013)....   [tags: detroit, unemployment, population]
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