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Fire Fighting ‘Are you and your loved ones safe from fire? Would everyone know what to do if a fire occurred in your home?’ (knowfire.ca). Fire is a very dangerous element that can happen at any moment, anywhere and at any time of the day. Are you ready? Firefighters are always ready to save the public. ‘From most recent data, adults age 65 and older are at a higher risk for dying in a fire than the rest of the population.’ (usfa.fema.gov). Fire safety is the key to keeping everyone safe. We’re also going to discuss what it’s like to be a firefighter and how you can become one. Firefighters go through extensive training on safety of themselves, their apparatus and surroundings. There are many different ways you can get trained in fire safety. First you can take classes on the concepts of fire prevention and systems, study firefighting apparatus and specialized equipment. You can also take classes with your fire company such as OSHA, hazardous materials and weekly fire drills to stay familiarized with your equipment. Although, not all fire companies do weekly trainings. Some have specialized groups that do their own trainings on their scheduled days with the same group of people. That is an effective way when you have a larger department with more members. When you think of a firefighter what comes to mind, the big helmets, boots and cool bunker pants? From personal experience, firefighting is an extraordinary skill that not everyone can do. Firefighters protect the public with their bravery, quick thinking and strong working knowledge of fire behavior, prevention and equipment, (firescience.org). Firefighters are also EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians) so they can stop fires, save lives or both. There are many different roles that they play. There are different crews of firefighters. The engine crew works on the ground with water to put out fire, a truck…...

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