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Should Volunteer Firefighters get paid for What They do? Volunteer firefighters risk their lives to save others. They have to question if risking their lives is truly worth it. Volunteer firefighters have a unique job because they need to respond to victims in need within a short period of time. Therefore, volunteers should be paid for their hard work. On Long Island, fire departments always have the newest gear, the nicest fire trucks or ambulances, and the biggest parties; but, they have...

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Firefighter Safety

Firefighter Safety We are the most technically advanced nation in the free world but yet we have not been able to reduce the number of firefighter fatalities over the years. Its one of the great mysteries of the world today. Our gear is better than what they wore thirty years ago, its better than what they wore ten years ago and we still lose an average of one hundred firefighters every year. I know that not all are dying in structure fires but just one is one too many. Today we have many...

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Essay On Firefighter

he does after that is all in the line of work.” A firefighter is a bold occupation that requires daily courage. Firefighters help local communities and they have an enormous responsibility to protect and save civilians from fires and other dangerous accidents. Being a firefighter is physically and mentally demanding. A firefighter is the first person on a scene and has to deal with the current dangers that are present. Becoming a firefighter requires a person to have the will and desire to be...

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Becoming a Firefighter

Becoming a Firefighter Candace Knotts ENG121 Megan Kruse April 15, 2013 Becoming a Firefighter As a little girl, I have always wanted to walk in my father’s footsteps. He is a volunteer firefighter. I knew one day I would get the chance to be just like him. I am now a volunteer firefighter, and have been for about 2 years now. I knew I wanted to help people in ways that others couldn’t. Becoming a firefighter was a wise life changing choice I made in my life. I got in on a little...

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Firefighter Paper

profession. The images of fire professionals we see on television and in film are often romanticized versions of day-to-day life on the job. What is the life of a firefighter really like? The Job According to a 1993 survey, annual starting salaries for firefighters in major cities fall in the range of $28,000 to $46,000 with overtime pay. Firefighters receive health, disability and retirement benefits, and many consider the work schedule beneficial as well (rotating 24-hour shifts). No two days are alike...

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Firefighter Narrative

gloves on the passenger seat, start the gps and head to the fire. As I make my way out of my dirt road, I can feel the adrenaline racing through my body. The excitement and nervousness runs through me, knowing that my first call as a volunteer firefighter was for a structure fire. After what felt like forever I finally turn onto Appleby road. As soon as I traveled up the road about a hundred feet all I could see was bright blue and red lights and multiple engines from multiple departments around...

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Firefighter: Emergency Medical Technician and Past Firefighters

to or not. There are several movies like “The F456y7allen”, “Ablaze”, “Bad Day on the Block,” among others, that show how firefighters overcome the flames and save peoples’ lives while risking their own. Seeing these movies and looking at how accidents happen has inspired me to become what we call a “hero,” meaning a firefighter. To become an amazing leader such as a firefighter you need to be not only trustworthy and courageous, but you must also be able to work and communicate with other people under...

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The Evolution of Firefighter Ppe

FIPT 103 The Evolution of Firefighter PPE Firefighter PPE has come a long way since the first days of the volunteer firefighter stations. Most firefighters back then responded to fires in whatever they happened to be wearing at the time whether it be regular clothes or old uniforms from their time in the military. Due to the lack of protection most structures often burned to the ground because firefighters fought the fire from outside and interior operations were simply not possible. With the...

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Firefighter and Delta College

is a high priority for my life, and that is a result of what I will be doing in my job. Job Description Defining the job of a firefighter is tough because they do almost anything. It is a tough job to do and even tougher to even get a job as a firefighter. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006) the outlook for firefighters is in tough competition. There are many more applicants than open positions mainly due to the fact that only and high education...

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Firefighter Order 8

Edward Godinez Class 15 Squad 6 1 April 2013 Give Clear Instructions and Be Sure They Are Understood Wildland firefighters courageously face tremendous peril with each fire they extinguish. There have been many fatalities of good, hard workers who were just doing their job. Deaths can be averted however, if every member of every crew follows The Ten Standard Firefighting Orders and The Eighteen Watchout Situations. These two lists of commands and warnings were developed by a task force in nineteen...

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