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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bush Pilots - In the early years of flying the bush pilots were an essential growth mechanism for northern communities. In time of distress they were there to provide the three core emergency services. The bush pilots served as air ambulances, firefighters and as a tool for policing. One of the other core functions was transportation and a communication conduit to communities where in some places dog sleds were the primary form of transportation. Earlier bush planes utilized aerial survey techniques that were used in developing some of the first reliable maps....   [tags: Aviation] 689 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - No Need to Separate Church and State - School Choice: No Need to Separate Church and State Imagine that the fire department decided not to put out fires at synagogues and churches. Or imagine that the police decided not to answer calls from synagogues and churches. "So sorry," they say, "there's a wall of separation around your church, and we can't cross it to help you. Hire your own fire protection and your own security guards." This would rightly be seen as outrageous discrimination. Sure, the government shouldn't specially favor religious institutions, but the government shouldn't discriminate against them, either....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 798 words
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The Impact of the Ebola Virus on Africa - The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, a strain never seen in the region, is scary indeed. To hear about medical professionals, who are supposed to know more about Ebola than anyone else, fall helplessly in the line of duty is very frightening. Ebola is another of Africa’s brand-killers. And it seems to take the shine away from the story of a continent that has been rising unprecedentedly in a post-financial crisis era - where economic growth is in short supply. Even the historic US-Africa Summit and its outcome were overshadowed by the world-wide panic over the viral contagion....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever 2014]
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To Vent or not to Vent - You are a firefighter and upon arrival at the scene of a working fire you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most key decisions a chief officer, or firefighter following standard operating procedures has to make in the early stages of a building fire is whether to ventilate or not. The strategy of venting fire buildings must be approached from many angles. In the United States it has long been accepted that there are three criteria for making that decision. Vent for life, safety or the fire with that in mind firefighters must make themselves aware of the effects of ventilating structure before making the that decision....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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Management of Hurricanes in the USA - Management of Hurricanes in the USA What does FEMA stand for. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. What is its mission. " to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." When was it created. It was created in 1979 but it can trace its beginnings to 1803, when the first disaster legislation was passed, to provide assistance to a New Hamphire town following an extensive fire....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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The Fire Fighter Professor - The Fire Fighter Professor is the best study guide system designed to help you obtain your optimal score on the Fire Fighter exam so you can start your career as a firefighter. The Fire Fighter Professor is the number one provider of high quality knowledge designed to help YOU score high on your firefighter exam. Experienced firefighters and exam consultants have provided content, explanations and feedback given by the Fire Fighter Professor. By studying with the Fire Fighter Professor, you will: Increase your understanding of the necessary firefighter material Improve your firefighter exam comfort, familiarity, and completion speed Start preparing immediately as there is no software to...   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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