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A firefighter's job is to fight fires. But the average firefighter doesn't spend all or even most of his time putting out fires. They also go on medical runs, gas leaks, MV…A's, HAZMAT situations, confined space rescue, heavy rescue, rescues of children and pets, building collapse, fire alarm alerts, and good intent calls (concerns over possible fires or hazards). The various types of fires include brush fires, car fires, trash can fires, dumpster fires, structure fires, and electrical fires.
Firefighter, also known as "First Responders" in most areas, respond to emergency calls. Most of the calls don't even pertain to fires, but they are still needed to respond. F…or example Medical calls, they go and assist the Paramedics with the patient. Most the time they are able to beat the Ambulance onto a scene and can administer First Aid. Other types of calls: â¢Mutual Aid (Where they assist a nearby City/County/Province) â¢MVA's - Wrecks â¢HAZMAT - hazardous materials â¢Public Assists - Most commonly someone has fallen but just needs assistance getting up and does not request an ambulance. â¢Public Relation - Yes, FireFighters attend Special Details such as career days for schools all the time. â¢Training - Which is more than they get called to most of the time, better to know it and not need it than need it and not know it. Also some Fire Departments have training hour requirements, Volunteer station included. 75% of all FireFighters in the United States (and most all over the world) are Volunteers. So most likely when you have an emergency; whether it be Medical, Fire, or Chemical; you will probably have a Firetruck responding. well firefighters are trained to assist in anything from fires, motor vehicle accident, medical issues, hazardous materials, and much more.
A fire fighter is a person whose job it is to put out fires. That is not all we do. Did you know we go to more medical calls, then fire calls? or that we go to Motor vehi…cel Accidents (MVA)? Did you also know we go for building collapses? We happen to go to many different things. Including: Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA), brush fires, vehicel fires, heavy rescues, plenty more. Need more help/information? email@example.com
They do not just fight fire but protectpeople, environment and property from all types of accident andemergencies.
In the U.S. there are about 1.8 million firefighters, paid, paid on call and volunteer.
Firefighting is a job about fighting fires it says it in the name
We do it because we know that people count on us to be there when they need our help.
According to the National Fire Protection Association in 2007 28% of firefighters were paid, career firefighters and 72% were volunteer or part-time firefighters.
The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the nature of work for firefighters. Every year, fires and other emergencies take… thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Fire fighters help protect the public against these dangers by responding to fires and a variety of other emergencies. Although they put out fires, fire fighters more frequently respond to other emergencies. They are often the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to treat injuries or perform other vital functions. During duty hours, fire fighters must be prepared to respond immediately to a fire or other emergency. Fighting fires is complex and dangerous and requires organization and teamwork. At every emergency scene, fire fighters perform specific duties assigned by a superior officer. At fires, they connect hose lines to hydrants and operate a pump to send water to high-pressure hoses. Some carry hoses, climb ladders, and enter burning buildings-using systematic and careful procedures-to put out fires. At times, they may need to use tools to make their way through doors, walls, and debris, sometimes with the aid of information about a building's floor plan. Some find and rescue occupants who are unable to leave the building safely without assistance. They also provide emergency medical attention, ventilate smoke-filled areas and attempt to salvage the contents of buildings. Fire fighters' duties may change several times while the company is in action. Sometimes they remain at the site of a disaster for days at a time, rescuing trapped survivors, and assisting with medical treatment. Fire fighters work in a variety of settings, including metropolitan areas, rural areas, airports, chemical plants and other industrial sites. They also have assumed a range of responsibilities, including providing emergency medical services. In fact, most calls to which fire fighters respond involve medical emergencies. In addition, some fire fighters work in hazardous materials units that are specially trained for the control, prevention, and cleanup of hazardous materials, such as oil spills or accidents involving the transport of chemicals. Workers specializing in forest fires utilize methods and equipment different from those of other fire fighters. When fires break out, crews of fire fighters are brought in to suppress the blaze with heavy equipment and water hoses. Fighting forest fires, like fighting urban fires, is rigorous work. One of the most effective means of fighting a forest fire is creating fire lines-cutting down trees and digging out grass and all other combustible vegetation in the path of the fire in order to deprive it of fuel. Elite fire fighters called smoke jumpers parachute from airplanes to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. This tactic, however, can be extremely hazardous. When they aren't responding to fires and other emergencies, fire fighters clean and maintain equipment, learn additional skills related to their jobs, conduct practice drills, and participate in physical fitness activities. They also prepare written reports on fire incidents and review fire science literature to stay informed about technological developments and changing administrative practices and policies. Work environment. Fire fighters spend much of their time at fire stations, which are usually similar to dormitories. When an alarm sounds, fire fighters respond, regardless of the weather or hour. Fire fighting involves a high risk of death or injury. Common causes include floors caving in, walls toppling, traffic accidents, and exposure to flame and smoke. Fire fighters also may come into contact with poisonous, flammable, or explosive gases and chemicals and radioactive materials, all of which may have immediate or long-term effects on their health. For these reasons, they must wear protective gear that can be very heavy and hot. Work hours of fire fighters are longer and more varied than the hours of most other workers. Many fire fighters work about 50 hours a week, and sometimes they may work longer. In some agencies, fire fighters are on duty for 24 hours, then off for 48 hours, and receive an extra day off at intervals. In others, they work a day shift of 10 hours for 3 or 4 days, work a night shift of 14 hours for 3 or 4 nights, have 3 or 4 days off, and then repeat the cycle. In addition, fire fighters often work extra hours at fires and other emergencies and are regularly assigned to work on holidays. Fire lieutenants and fire captains frequently work the same hours as the fire fighters they supervise. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
It varies state to state. But in most cases, you have to take various classes that leads to individual certifications. In NC for instance you have 18 or so classes for a total… of 220 some hours to get a Firefighter 1 certification. Then you have 13 more classes for 150 some hours to get a Firefighter 2 certification. Then most paid departments make it mandatory to have at least a state certification of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The NC EMT program is about 200 hrs. Those are the basic certifications. After these, you also have driver classes, pump operator classes, rescue classes, various specialty classes, etc. Needless to say, you never quit training. UNLESS, you are becoming a volunteer firefighter. Too become a VFF just go to the station, ask for an application, and wait until they let you know if you went through the meeting or not. If you have, You'll need to get your essential of firefighting class, that is only a 180 hour class. its not all at once. than, your company will pretty much take you from there. Need more help/information? firstname.lastname@example.org
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The phone number of the Napa Firefighters Museum is: 707-259-0609.
The phone number of the Denver Firefighters Museum is: 303-892-1436.
The phone number of the Dallas Firefighters Museum is: 214-821-1500.
The phone number of the Utah Firefighters Museum is: 435-843-4040.