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    Wildfire

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    the Yarnell, we have learned valuable lessons that have led to improving our firefighting tactics, equipment, and knowledge. In 1949, a wildfire overran 16 firefighters in Mann Gulch on the Helena National Forest in Montana. The firefighters were smokejumpers that were trying to get to a safe location because the fire had blocked their route. Only three survived, leaving everyone behind with questions about the actions of the crew. Problems t...

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    Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire, recreates the tragedy of the Mann Gulch fire. His ambition to have this lamentable episode of history reach out and touch his readers triumphs in extolling the honor and respect deserved by the thirteen smoke jumpers who died. This book is a splendid tribute to the courageous efforts of such men, as well as a landmark, reminding mankind to heed the unpredictable behavior and raw power of nature

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    Understanding Wildfire Suppression

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    located on the forest floor, such as pine needles. The last zone is Mixed Conifer; this zone is usually the densest ... ... middle of paper ... ... of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management. [Pamphlet] <A13.36/2:L74/2/2002>. * Nelson, Bruce. Smokejumpers and Smokejumping. Buck Publishing. Fairbanks, Alaska. Feb. 16, 2003. <http://www.bucktrack.com/Smokejumping.html>. * Piper, Jeannie, Susan Wells, Paola Farer. "Efforts to hold back flood waters continue in burn area." 9NEWS KUSA-TV. June 08, 2002

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    that if the men had arrived earlier “they would have had sufficient time to complete the line job ahead of the 3:30pm gale which caused the blow up”3. He therefore suggested the “Smokejumper Project”3, in which firefighters would parachute to the area of the fire in the hopes that it would cut down reaction time. Smokejumpers are trained wildland firefighters who parachute to the location when the fire is still small and extinguish it before it becomes a threat; they are still used t... ... middle

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    Firestorms

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    A firestorm is a true force of nature. It is a wildfire that has its own wind system. There can be thunderclouds, rain, lightning, and even fire tornadoes inside the firestorm. In the past seven years, 19 firestorms have been documented. These storms have destroyed 1,388 structures, burned down 3.5 million acres, and killed 24 people. To understand firestorms one needs to understand fire. A fire needs three things to thrive: oxygen, fuel and heat. This is what experts call a fire triangle. Heat starts

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    the Forest Service and its research branch. The fire disaster changed the landscape of wildfire firefighting. Due to the tragedy, the Forest Service would establish new training techniques and improved safety measures for its firefighters and smokejumpers along with more emphasis on fire research and the science of fire behavior (Lehman, 2009). With the training and research, better firefighting techniques and equipment evolved (Lehman, 2009). The analysis will evaluate how the firefighters

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    Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire

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    Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire “I now feel brave enough to venture forth and bear earth’s torments and its joys, to grapple with the hurricane.” (Faust, lines 464-66) Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? . . . Declare if thou knowest it all. (Job 38:17,18) Human beings are prideful creatures, and we have good reason to be. We have subdued a planet, changed the course of rivers

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    Forbes (2012) identified the following ten qualities that make a great leader: (1) honesty, (2) delegate, (3) communication, (4) confidence, (5) commitment, (6) positive attitude, (7) creativity, (8) intuition, (9) inspire, (10) approach. Each one of the mentioned qualities above are essential when it comes to being a successful leader in Advance Nursing Practice (APN), though they are not the only once. In this post I will discuss the following topics: (a) risks and rewards related to critical thinking

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    Smokejumper Many people think about stuff in life such as college, getting a new house, or raising a family. All these things are thought about through life, but it can not be done without a career/job. Careers help you earn the money to be able to build a house, buy a new car, take care of your family and all much more. The careers that are thrown at you in life range from janitor to surgeon. It is just what anyone is into. Firefighting is a career opportunity that many go into. Firefighters go

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    Montana is a state that has a lot of economic growth related to tourism. If tourism in Montana were to stop, the financial detriments that would impede citizens in all cities would be exponential. Because Montana is considered a tourist attraction to many other states, Montana has increased tourism awareness through multiple, different advertising venues. Montana needs to continue to promote tourism in order to sustain economic growth. Montana’s tourism industry supports over 34,000 jobs statewide

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