Kyle Smith
Math 1332
Fall 2011
McCullough-Pannell
How Mathematics is used in Firefighting

Math is used extensively in firefighting, partly because firefighters have so many jobs to do in the course of their work. As a volunteer firefighter, I have seen mathematics used in many areas of firefighting. If you don’t have a solid background in math, especially algebra, you will struggle to pass the required exams and have a hard time getting through many of the daily task required by firefighters. For instance, in pumping operations, rise over run calculations are essential, along with friction loss per foot of a pressure and volume of a moving water column in a hose line. You need to be quick thinking on your feet and know what formula/calculation you will be using because most of these calculations will be used in pressure situations. In a fuel loading situation, a basic formula is used to calculate given structure depending on its use and resources needed, including water supplies. Trigonometry and geometry are used to determine a given slope and fuel load as well. Temperature, wind direction and speed calculations are essential to safe brush and forest fire extinguishing. Firefighter aircrews have to use math to determine their fuel requirements and angle of attack for air drops of water and retardant over a wild land fire. As firefighters, we are required to obtain an EMTS certification during the course of our training. As part of this training we learn to determine heart rate, blood pressure and drug dosages which all use different math calculations. This is a very important part of saving lives and has to be done as precise as possible. Any error in a medical calculation can be extremely dangerous for person in need of help. On a lighter note, mathematics is even used when we are cooking dinner in the fire house. We measure out water, flour, sugar, etc. to prepare our meals together. As you...

...History of mathematics
A proof from Euclid's Elements, widely considered the most influential textbook of all time.[1]
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the past.
Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical...

...AERIAL FIREFIGHTING
Introduction
Firefighters shall be deployed should all preventive measures fail. Unfortunately, the scale of forest fire could be so large that the number of ground firefighting crews would fall short. For instance, the fire in Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 1982 affected a scale of 3.5 million hectares of woods, its 1997 counterpart blazed across 5 million hectares (Boer, 2002); the 2009 forest fire in Southern Australia razed a relatively smaller...

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...coming out with End-of-service Time indicators (EOSTI), Face piece lens thermal degradation, Voice intelligibility requirements and Emergency breathing safety systems (buddy breathers). All of this new technology will help with saving lives in the firefighting world and make fighting fires and rescuing people go a lot more smoother and quicker with fewer accidents. (1981 SCBA Standard)
Works Cited
"History of Fire Fighting." History of Fire Fighting. NAED, n.d. Web....

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To sum up everything that was tackled, I could say that the thesis served to have an important purpose in the current state of Mathematics Education in the Philippines. It is very informative and feasible. Since it is a small study because it only involved 6 average students, we could propose more studies rooting from this which would have a bigger scope such as...

...HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know...

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