When I saw the firefighters training, I was like wow. I really admired how these firefighters enjoyed their job, even though it wasn’t easy. I could really tell that they were diligent and hardworking. They were devoted to being the best firefighters they can be. When Tony said “Being a firefighter was the closest thing to being a superhero.”, I thought it was really inspiring. The part of the documentary that really made my heart drop was when I saw smoke coming out of the first tower. I was so shocked when the World Trade Center went on fire. Everything was normal that day, and then all of a sudden this terrible event just had to start. Thinking back about it, I would have been so shocked, confused, and at the same time afraid for what’s to come. The firefighters were just bonding, and then out of the blue, the building just started smoking and debris was falling. I was heartbroken thinking about how unfortunate for the many people in the building. I could imagine how many people were in there, thinking that it was just another ordinary day; however, these innocent people had to suffer because of these terrorists. Lives were ruined and destroyed. This one bomb caused mass destruction, and this made me think about how one thing could cause so many things to happen. For example, the endless ripple effect. It made me wonder, how much better this world would be if everyone used this effect for kindness, instead for hate or destruction. It was absolutely
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This assignment will focus on my learning related to person-centred care and its application to the care of people with mental health difficulties. Our group’s chosen presentation topic was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is described as a psychiatric disorder which can be developed within an individual following an experience, or, being witness to a particularly traumatic event (PTSD.gov, 2016). Our presentation focused heavily on explaining: what it is, its relevance to paramedic’s, which vulnerable groups are most at risk to suffer from the condition, whilst also highlighting why paramedics are also particularly at risk from suffering from PTSD and where they can find available support. Throughout this assignment I will be
343 firefighters were killed on September 11, 2001. That does not even compare to the amount that died years after due to cancer. Being a firefighter is a dangerous job and it is not to be taken lightly. Firefighters put their life on the line each time they get on a truck. Whether it is a structure fire or a vehicle accident, every time they go out there anything could happen. Firefighting is not an easy career choice, but it proves rewarding when you help another.
I really enjoyed this documentary because it made me realize just how lucky I am for the life I was given. It changed my perception of happiness in so many ways. It made me realize that I have more than I need to live a happy life. Other people around the world don’t have as nice of a house or even a house at all to live in and are so much happier than I am and that is something that sparked my attention. For example, the man who lives in India, Manoj Singh, he lives in what looks like poverty to me, but to him, he lives well. There are times where his family are only able to eat rice and he has no air conditioning in his home, but he still remains a very happy man. When he mentioned that there are times where his family only eats rice, it instantly made me feel awful because I have all the food in the world around me and I still take it for granted some days. I also take my family for granted at times. For instance, the man from Louisiana, his family and friends are what make him happy the most. He is simply grateful for them while
I was just about ready to change the channel, when the feed cut to a helicopter circling the World Trade Center. A voice from in the helicopter had stated there were unconfirmed reports that a small passenger plane had accidentally crashed into North Tower. As they continued to speak, a large airline ripped across the TV screen and crashed into the South Tower, sending a mountainous fire ball billowing from the skyscraper. At that instant, the entire country knew the United States was under attack. The hair on the back of my neck stood up.
From the street there were people screaming and running it was mass chaos. At this time you could see the media and firefighters everywhere. I got the hell out of there went home hugged my wife. I realized God had spared me that day. A lot of my friends and coworkers died that day. I’m truly sorry, sometimes I feel guilty that I didn’t do my part to help but I was afraid for my life. A couple of my friends that made it from a bit higher up said it sounded like a bunch of explosions. I remember thinking after hearing from them and seeing the video footage what the heck happened? In my opinion it felt like a bomb (Jones).
Throughout the documentary, there was a lot of pathos like the feeling of loss when they said that his father watched the South Tower get hit. I felt fulfilled to hear that Welles body was found with other firefighters. My body filled with devastation when his father talked about how he prayed that he could switch places at that moment because his son deserved to live longer. Ethos is also used in the documentary, the story about his life before he died was compelling because his parents told it, it would’ve had less impact if it was someone not as close*. Another powerful speaker was Ling Young and Judy Wein; they were one of the few that Welles had saved that day. Ling Young dedicates her life to how thankful she is that Welles dared to help her and others live.
eloquent, forceful, realistic, honest, and inspirational. Only those people who watched through their masks of hate can say otherwise. There were many highpoints for me and below are
I wake up in the morning in my apartment in LA. I turn on the TV and I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. I was watching live cable news and there was a lot of coverage. I saw that the plane crash into the twin towers. I was frozen and tried to catch each word from the news broadcaster. It felt like a movie, it was unbelievable and unrealistic. They showed a lot of smoke coming from the buildings. It was very chaotic when they shot it up close there were people calling for help, screams,
Hundreds of fire fighters from all over the city were in the twin towers trying to guide all personels to safety. Firefighters had to carry 65 pounds of equipment on their backs and somehow needed to get to the 70 floor. This meant that it would take them over an hour to get to the floor because the elevators were down and one minute was needed per flight of stairs. What's bad is that they were only capable of getting to the 34th floor before evacuation was the next prime goal and every situation only got worse for everyone: the South tower collapsed completely. That seemed to be the only update for the people in towers because of the shocking BOOM sound. They weren’t aware of what hit them, and they weren’t even aware of the South tower attack. People inside were so oblivious to where people on the other side of the world new more of what had
Another thing that I thought about after watching this documentary is what my mom has told, my mom tells me that “Jerome you can be right all you want but if you don’t be quiet you can get caught up in situations” and this documentary has opened my eyes to this because once I feel that i’m right there is nothing that you can tell me and I would try to prove you wrong, but after watching this i’m going to have to change my ways. Another thing that I’ve heard a lot was “the top 10% ruled the country” after hearing about ALEC 80% of me believes this, I mean Alec has proposed a lot of the bills that we have today. Overall I feel that this documentary was very informative and has opened my eyes wider on the issue of
The difference from what we learn about the group to what they really stood for is astounding. What surprised me most about this documentary was the pure bravery of the
On 9/11, 2001 it was a sad and memorable time. In New York City two planes hit the twin towers unexpectedly. Looking at the firefighters you can see that they are confused and they are standing in shock. There's people screaming, crying and terrified of what's going on. That day, no one knew what was happening. Everyone was running in terror and fear. While this was all going on the same people that were trapped started jumping out of the buildings falling to their deaths. Looking up at the smoke is just breath taking. Knowing that tones of people are going to die. What goes through my mind when watch the videos of 9/11 is why and how? Why and how can someone do this? They evacuated the area around the twin towers panicking more people and
This semester I learned a lot about writing in English 151. It has been a roller coaster ride with these essays for me this semester. I learned step by step how to write a good essay and how to have your readers be engaged in what you’re trying to tell them. Each essay I did has taught me something valuable I can take to the next level of English. I feel as if as the semester went by I did not take my writing that seriously and that reflected in my grades I received in each essay. It made me a better student and writer and it will reflect next semester. In this essay, I will reflect on what I learned throughout this semester that you should apply in your writing when you begin English 151.
I was a freshman in high school when I began a new step in my life. Walking into the Montgomery County YMCA’s Wilson Aquatics Center, most people see a place to swim with friends, relax and improving wellness. Whereas I see a place full of rowdy kids, responsibility and potential danger. Looking back, the YMCA has taught me more than just important life-saving skills. I’ve learned important skills that I will need for the rest of my life.