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  • Emergency Leadership Analysis

    We all know that emergency provider, or the local firefighter who seems to always be at the forefront of emergency incidents. It is reasonable to think they have received extensive training to be able to manage these scenes. But in reality, not everyone needs specialized training, some people are just born natural leaders (Foster et al., 2013). When emergency situations arise, leadership roles appear, and these natural born leaders automatically step into role with success. Leadership traits…

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  • Essay On Firefighting

    the firefighters did not have all of the tools and gear that they do now “(login). “Firefighting can be traced back to Jamestown, Virginia the first Settlement in the New World(Firefighting in). In January 1608, a fire destroyed most of the colonists things and homes”(“FireFighting in”). “In 1648 Peter Stuyuesanty, governor of New Amsterdam appointed four fire wardens to perform inspections…

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  • Case Study: Darby Fire Company

    Initiatives developed at a Firefighter Safety Summit in Tampa Florida in 2004 attended by representatives of the major fire service districts. Since the inception of these Initiatives, Darby Fire Company has been able to implement 15 out of the 16 Life Safety Initiatives to become a conscientious and informed fire company resulting in very few firefighter injuries. To begin, Darby Fire Company encourages cultural awareness throughout the department. For instance, when new firefighters join…

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  • Storm King Mountain Fire: The South Canyon Fire

    burned about 2,115 acres of land and took 14 lives with it. Some major causes of the fire were high temperatures, droughts throughout that year, and low humidity. This fire caused many families and friends to lose loved ones and changed the way firefighters today fight fires. The fire on Storm King mountain on July 2, 1994 started from a thunderstorm, but many other factors also played in. During this year, there were droughts, high temperatures, and low humidity; a perfect recipe for a fire.…

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  • Sam Clover Case Study

    I. Introduction Our client, Sam Clover (“Clover”), is a battalion chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department (“LAPD”) and a thirty-four-year employee of the LAFD. On March 4th, 2016 Clover arrived home from work and found his home on fire. After alerting the LAFD, Clover entered his home and rescued his wife from the fire. Unfortunately, a part of the roof collapsed on Clover and injured him. Clover was diagnosed with smoke inhalation, a separated shoulder, and burns on both legs that…

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  • Reflection On Impoverished Management

    In the next few years, I will have the opportunity to become a platoon officer with the Bathurst Fire Department. Sooner or later, I know I will have to deal with a situation similar to Norm Crosby. According to Blake and Mouton’s Management Grid, I already know what it feels like to be in the “Impoverished Management” group. Let me say it is not an approach I am considering to apply as a leader the day I move up in the rank structure. One of my former captain game me an advise one day,…

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  • Fire Service History

    forces in America was changed by Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin is given credit change the fire service in the US. On a trip to Boston, Franklin saw the paid department and seen how prepare to fight fire that it was. “Goodwill and amateur firefighters were not enough, though. Franklin suggested a "Club or Society of active Men belonging to each Fire Engine; whose Business is to attend all Fires with it whenever they happen."”(US History.) Franklin created the first volunteer fire…

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  • Incident Management System

    was implementation of the Incident Management System. Failure to implement and train to industry standards can be very costly to both the organization as well as all that are involved. An example of this is the tragic loss of 9 Charleston, S.C. firefighters whose lives were lost in a structure fire in 2007. The Center for Disease Control summarized a report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that examined the disaster and of 43 recommendations made for other…

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  • Keith Hallmark Research Paper

    Keith Hallmark is a firefighter who knows the struggles life as a first responder can put on the family. When he was 20 years old, Hallmark began his career as a firefighter. He attended fire school at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service where he became certified with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. He said that at 20 years old he liked the work schedule of a firefighter. From there, his career grew. Hallmark is now an instructor, fire investigator, firefighter, hazardous…

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  • NFPA/1041 Training Program

    The fire service is all about serving the community. We respond to calls in the community where people have taken risk, whether it was intentional or not. Taking risk is part of the job and it is important to take these risk with all the necessary safety precautions and training in place. There are two key agencies which influence fire department training; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Unlike NFPA which issues guidelines,…

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