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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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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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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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Fire Protection Review Plan - ... An individual should have it in mind the purpose of master plan to achieve the planning process. This allows the person to be goal oriented and makes the plan should a long lasting initiative that is within a reasonable cost. For instance, the expenses used in installing the firefighting equipments need to be well elaborated. The plan should fit into the changing needs of the people, who will be using the premises. The scope of the master plan should be identified, meaning how long the firefighting equipments will take before they expire....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Fire Fighting Career Research Paper - ... According to another website, “Firefighting involves hazardous conditions and long irregular hours.”(www.bls.org online). Obviously, this career is dangerous and has longer hours than usual jobs. As one website says, “Fire stations usually have features in common with a residential facility like a dormitory.”(www.allthingspolitcal.org online). In other words, fire stations serve as a secondary home for the firefighters. Experts say, “When an alarm sounds, fire fighters respond rapidly, regardless of the weather of hour.”(www.allthingspolitcal.org online)....   [tags: Career Research ]
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The Great Fire of London - ... However, some churches possessed an old type of fire engine. It was basically a cart that could be moved into the street with relatively large barrels of water (Shields 82). The Great Fire began to spread throughout the morning of September 2nd. The flames from the fire reached the roof of the baker’s shop and hopped to the roofs of nearby houses. The wind quickly blew the flames to Fish Street Hill as well as the Star Inn. In a short space of time the Star Inn went up in flames (Shields 81)....   [tags: History, Disaster] 1817 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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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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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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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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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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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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Guy Montag: Finding Truth - ... When Montag steals the book, it now represents his nervousness at his new discovery” (Eller 150). Bradbury tries to convey the message that society has brainwashed Montag so much, that his hands are making decisions for him. It symbolizes Montag’s inability to think on his own. The act of stealing books also begins to show Montag’s slow progression to rebel against society. Another instance at which Bradbury reveals this message is when the mechanical hound attacks Montag. The mechanical hound is a dog created to find books and destroy them....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Scuba Diving - ... Niccolo Tertaglia designed an hourglass with a wooden frame to be used for diving, but it was never built. It was not until 1535 that Guglielmo de Loreno developed what was considered to be the first true diving bell (“History of Scuba Diving”, HawaiiScubaDiving.com Internet). In 1300 divers in Persia were using eye goggles made from polished tortoise shells (Ecott Internet). After all these inventions were developed and fine-tuned, man still endeavored to make diving an easier process. The problem was breathing underwater....   [tags: Technology ]
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Hercules of the Skies - ... Military. (Simpson, M. (2011, October 19)). Therefore, in 1951, the U.S. Air Force put out a General Operating Requirement for a new airframe that will meet specifications in the category’s of how many passengers or paratroopers it will hold, as well as size and range of the product. This GOR was given to the top aircraft manufactures at the time. It was interesting to know that many of the companies declined the be apart of the program, however the ones that were left to compete included the companies Boeing, Chase, Douglas, Airlifts Inc, and Lockheed....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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Soaring Over Agriculture - ... The first agency to use aircraft is the Forest Service. The delivery of personnel and equipment to remote areas for firefighting is one of major reasons that the Forest Service uses aircraft. The Forest Service firefighters use aircraft to douse burning land with water and chemical fire retardant. They also fly over the land and use cameras to take aerial photos, video, and infrared imagery. Forest Service aviation continually supports law enforcement by conducting surveys and by participating and hosting several activities for the management and protection of the more than 188 million acres of the National Forest System....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Management and Leadership - ... Managers are faced with many responsibilities each day, one of which is managing people. The goal of a successful manager is to achieve the highest productivity of the organization by way of the people he/she manages. A manager is more of a problem solver and takes care of work areas relating to people management, time management, decision making etc. According to Lewin (1951) and White & Lippit (1960), there are three prevalent management behavior styles: Authoritarian, democratic and laissez-fare (Cherry, Jacob)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Human Resource Management - ... The CFD also provides for the submission of online applications for hiring. The CFD requires all correspondence for applications of employment, and other necessary items to be submitted through their online application process when applicable. Applicants can also keep track of their applicant status online to see where they stand in the hiring process similar to REI. One similarity of hiring and recruitment for most organizations is the use of the internet to disperse and receive information for recruitment and hiring....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Disaster Preparedness is for Everyone - ... The technology By using the technology of a personal computer to format clear-cut disaster preparedness instructions, publicizing the availability of the resource through social and professional networking and then providing an easily accessible distribution point for obtaining it, everyone can become better prepared for emergencies and disasters. The proposed Preparedness Bulletins will consist of 12 monthly bulletins each focused on a particular theme such as how to prepare for an earthquake, tornado or winter blizzard, as well as at least two extra bulletins directed at specific preparedness activities such as making a family plan and putting together an emergency kit of supplies....   [tags: Disaster Preparedness]
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Lessons Learned from the San Diego, California Wildfire - ... The fires continued to start in differing areas of the county over a 72 hour period, some sparked by downed power-lines, and suspicious circumstances which have yet to be determined who set them. Recovery operations started on October 27, 2007 from this disaster but the final fire was contained on November 9, 2007. The tactical firefighting operation, mass notification process, evacuation plans and emergency operations command and control were readied by noon of 21 October, after timing estimates of the rapidly growing fires showed them fast approaching city limits....   [tags: natural pehnomena, natural disaster]
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Firefighters are Brothers - ... During a walk-around inspection one should be examining the fire apparatus for any defects or flaws that were not present the shift before. Engineers take pride in the fire apparatus and wear them as badges of honor. On approach to the truck note if there are fluid leaks of any kind: engine oil, transmission fluid, radiator fluid, and water. Good engineers treat the fire apparatus as if it were their own child; if anything is wrong with the fire apparatus it is time to go to the doctor or in this case the mechanic....   [tags: informative essay] 829 words
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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 man....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 487 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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Metal Storm - Metal Storm What is Metal Storm. Metal Storm is a revolutionary type of ballistics technology, utilizing electrical impulses to fire projectiles, rather than conventional mechanical impulses. These weapons have no moving parts aside from the projectiles themselves. The bullets are stacked on end in the barrel, separated only by a thin layer of propellant. A small electric current passing through the barrel ignites the propellant, firing the bullet from the barrel. To prevent one layer of propellant from igniting the rest of the propellant in the barrel, causing a disastrous chain reaction, the bullets are modified so that the head of the bullet will expand, sealing the barrel, when the bullet ahead of it is fired....   [tags: Technology Weapons Essays]
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Fire Fighting Technology - Fire Fighting Technology Innovations in Communication Technology This 80,000 pound powerhouse was just purchased by the Swarthmore Fire & Protective Association. Equipped with a 100-foot aerial and a 2000 gallon per minute (gpm) Hale single stage pump, Tower 14 can knock down just about any fire. "The first five minutes after the first fire apparatus arrives on scene at a large-scale fire are coordinated chaos." Joe Lombardo of the Garden City Fire Department made it a point during fire school to emphasize that a good firefighter will always maintain a clear head even in the most harrowing of circumstances....   [tags: Technology Technological Essays]
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drugs - Bizarre ID case jailed mother State took kids into custody Nona Cason of Sunrise, suspected of being a French fugitive, is now free. When agents with guns swooped down on Nona Cason's life, she lost her kids and her freedom. By SARA OLKON / solkon@herald.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADVERTISEMENT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MORE BROWARD NEWS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wrong-way driver stirs up Sawgrass The Sawgrass Expressway turned into a fast and furious obstacle course Wednesday afternoon with drivers swerving and crashing, all trying to avoid a Toyota Corolla barreling toward them from the wrong direction....   [tags: essays research papers] 1130 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 be delivered Work from home comfortably (slippers allowed) Study wherever and whenever you desire Have no need to attend expensive firefighter prep classes Most people don't realize just how difficult the firefighter written exam is....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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The Ebola Virus - The raging outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, a strain never seen in the region, is scary indeed. To see and read about medical professionals who are supposed to know more than anyone in the society, fall helplessly in the line of duty is very frightening. And when the media love for anything drama is added; fear goes off the roof. 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....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever 2014]
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Red Adair - Intro - "I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out." A genuine American hero, Red Adair fought the most terrifying force of nature all over the world for more than 50 years. The oil fires were so hot they melt nearby cars and could roast a man in an instant. Red Adair was an innovator in the development of new fire-fighting techniques that make the oil fields safer and time after time he would risk his own life challenging the most disastrous oil fires of modern times....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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smoke ventilation - Smoke Ventilation Firefighters, lately defined as heroes, have a very exciting job and do some pretty amazing things. My main interests however, is how firefighters ventilate heat and smoke from a structure fire. What pieces of equipment do they use. How do they use those pieces of equipment. Why ventilation is so important and why do they take certain precautions when using their equipment. Growing up in the woods has made my life a lot more different than an average city slicker. You see, I have a thing about fire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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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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Napoleon's Conflict with Russia - Napoleon's Conflict with Russia Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. By 1812 Napoleon had expanded the territory of France all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Holland, and Switzerland. The countries that Napoleon did not directly control, he was usually allied with. The turning point of Napoleon's career also came in 1812 when war broke out between France and Russia because of Alexander I's refusal to enforce the continental. Even the French nation could not provide all the manpower and supplies needed to carry out the Emperor's grandiose plan for subduing Russia....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
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Affirmative Action - Affirmative Action DENIED. What would your reaction be if your college application was denied and rejected because of an unjust reason such as affirmative action. Picture this: you worked your butt off the entire way through high school and earned a 4.0 in addition to a 1500 on the SAT’s. You would be pretty confident that you wouldn’t have a problem getting into a good college, right. Wrong. The fact of the matter is; is that you might be cheated out of your education by a below average minority that just barely meets the qualifications to get into college in the first place because of the college’s quota that it must meet for minorities....   [tags: Papers] 2610 words
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Fundamentals of Fire Protection - Fundamentals of Fire Protection Tragedy in Worcester December 3, 1999 December 3, 1999 is a day that forever changed the Worcester Fire Department. Six career fire fighters died after they became lost in a six-story, maze-like, cold storage and warehouse building. Those lost were, Joseph T. McGuirk, 38; James F. Lyons III, 34; Lt. Thomas E. Spencer, 42; Timothy P. Jackson, 51; Paul A. Brotherton, 41; and Jeremiah M. Lucey, 38. (Firehouse.com/worcester May 2002) This research will discuss the importance of operating within the incident command system, the importance of an accountability system, crew integrity, rapid intervention teams and the use of thermal imaging cameras, and operations at abandoned occupancies....   [tags: Papers] 1453 words
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Trucks Now and Then - As we look back over the last sixty-five years, the needfulness for trucks has changed significantly. When we explore the use of trucks in the 1940's, they were considered to have an important value in their demand as well as an indispensable tool. The uses of trucks have changed dramatically in today's society when compared to the 1940's. They are no longer considered a just an essential part of transporting goods, however, we now use them as a necessity for life. Trucks were very different in the early days compared to the trucks of today....   [tags: Cars Transportation Compare] 1525 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay: Gender Roles and Feminism - Gender Roles and Feminism in To Kill a Mockingbird When the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was written by Harper Lee, the Southern United States was still clinging tightly to traditional values. Southern societies pressured men to behave as gentlemen, and women were expected to be polite and wear dresses. These stringent gender roles were adhered to in small southern towns because they were isolated from the more progressive attitudes in other areas of the United States. Harper Lee documents the life of one young girl growing up in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 1326 words
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School Violence - Giive Peace a Chance - School Violence:  All We Are Saying is give Peace a Chance    "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." ( Buddha.) Beginning in 1997, the frequency of school shootings has been increasing at an alarming rate. On December 1, 1997, Mike Carneal walks into Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky and opens fire on a daily prayer group. When the spray of bullets ceased, three young girls lay dead and five others were wounded. Classmates claim that Carneal hung out with people who did not believe in God and would sometimes heckle the morning worshippers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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