Volunteer fire departments everywhere have staffing problems. If you take a drive past any fire department you will probably see a volunteers needed sign. A fire chief in Pennsylvania stated “I would like to have a greater turnout of firefighters on scene than what we currently have,” he said. “We have a lack of volunteers who are able to respond during daytime hours” (Shawgo, 2014, p. 17). There are several reason that there is not as good of a turnout as there used to be. Back in the 1970s and 1980s the thing to do in town was to hang out at the fire house. There was not as much going on as there is today. People today want to spend more time with their family and go out to the movies or mini golfing, things that family’s did not do as much back in the day. The average amount of training that a volunteer must go through is about 130 hours. Most people see that as too much time to sacrifice. Also, in today’s economy many people work a second or even third job in order to make ends meet. There are also more single parent households then there used to be, which does not allow for hardly any time to volunteer. Due to the reasons stated above it is very difficult to properly staff fire trucks in volunteer departments. The average age of members continues to increase. The few people left who still find time to volunteer often work a regular job during the day, which makes day time emergency calls even harder to respond to with proper staffing. The typical fire truck holds 6
Firefighters are ordinary, standard people who put themselves in dangerous situations to save faultless people. For instance, firefighters are rescuers, who are trained to extinguish uncontrolled fires. This
This can work in a number of ways. For instance, if a Marine is trying to get information on something they need or information on a specific task, the Mind someone to help guide them in the right direction instead of wasting important and crucial time looking for something as simple an answer to their question. The Marine Corps has a hard enough time trying to keep track of their marines already as is, even without human negligence and misunderstandings. There is a lot of wasted time in the day to day affair of a marine already without all the problems of the world trying to mess things up. Poor communication seems to be one of the biggest problems in the marine corps.s
not every firefighter is needed for the emergency task to play, out but the more the merrier. A volunteer does get paid a little. Many are paid on a call that they go on maybe 5- 10 bucks per run or less or more depending on the area. Nearly 1,105,000 volunteer firefighters (over 80 percent of the 1,360,000 total firefighters) serve their communities on a daily basis. Today, even in larger cities and heavily populated rural areas, the community-minded individual can still be seen racing towards the fire station day or night to answer the call for help, sometimes augmenting on-duty firefighters. ( Article The life unknown author. ) One is simply not better than the other just because they get paid or stay on station all day or have a higher level of training,
The Battle of Big Hole in 1877 demonstrated well the dynamics of communication, strategy, and risk assessment in every stage of the battle, from the initial gathering of information to the aftermath of the slaughter. The materials of gathering intelligence, for example, can literally make or break the matter of mission completion. In this case, communication between commanders aided in U.S. Army in cutting off the path to Canada for the fleeing Nez Perce Native Americans.
Even in today's world of political correctness, there is still a very large gender bias when it comes to certain things, such as Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The number of men in the field is much higher than the number of women. Women, for the most part, are looked at as not being as capable of performing what is required of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or a Paramedic as men are. EMTs and Paramedics are required to make split second, possibly life saving decisions, lift large amounts of weight, and work long hours in all conditions. Since most women are physically smaller than most men are, they are viewed as not being strong enough to lift patients or equipment in many situations.
Looking at articles on the subject of male versus female officer decision making yielded no results of actual difference in decision-making. Now there could be numerous reasons why that is. Looking at whether there is a difference in use of force decisions, more specifically whether male or women had a difference in use of force related incidents. Walker and Katz (2013) “Both used different verbal
It has been several decades that women have been involved in fire fighting, but one big problem hindering hiring more women. One problem that comes with have only one sex in an occupation. No opposite sex bathrooms, locker rooms, or showers. This was the case in Long Beach were two female firefighters had to use the bathroom at a local gas station, change in the hallway, and had to wait to take a shower after fighting a fire (Saavedra). These women won the discrimination suit and sent a message to all the other fire stations to make females equal to the males. Hopefully this is a big step in the right direction of gender
Each person had a unique perspective on troubleshooting and repair, but was still able to accomplish the same goal. Some soldiers were more linguistic which gave them the ability to convey information more effectively. Then others had the ability to analyze and trouble shoot mapping out idiosyncrasies and patterns within equipment and processes. These abilities among others made our team more effective and able to solve abstract problems whether it was communication or mechanical.
It used to be that only nursing, teaching, and clerical positions were open to women. A small number of women worked as correctional officers and their assignments were usually limited to peripheral tasks. The integration of women into law enforcement positions can be considered a large
In discussing Dartmouth’s landscape, we primarily stuck to the center of campus: the Green, Dartmouth Hall, Baker Library, etc. On the way west side of campus, Thayer promptly sits, hidden by the trees on the south side of Tuck Drive. As Pierce K. Lewis explains, “if one part of the country looks substantially different from some other part of the country, then the chances are very good that the cultures of the two places are different also.” We know that Dartmouth is not a country, but in essence it has many qualities to resemble one – an administration (government), employees (faculty and staff), taxpayers (students), states (different academic major buildings).
The study of culture is the idea of studying humankind. Social Darwinism laws emerged around the 19th and early 20th century and was advocated by Herbert Spencer along with a host of another sociological theorist. Behavior established or related to standard norms in the Western and European standards have evolved over centuries evolved. This idea was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform. Distinguishing cultural, nonmaterial culture and material culture include a few elements to keep in mind. Culture (nonmaterial culture) is defined by language, beliefs, values, and symbols in a society. Anthropologist George Murdock (1945: 124) compiled a list of more than seventy cultural universals customs and practices that occur across all societies. Cultural transmission is also the process by which one generation passes culture to the next.
1 “Some people run from problems. Others run to them. We call them heroes.” – unknown. This statement is especially true for that of a firefighter. When a building catches fire, most people will run from the fire to safety. Firefighters run from safety to the burning building. Fighting fires and looking cool, however, is only a small part of the job. Most people don’t realize that there is much that happens behind the scenes. A firefighter also deals with many events besides fires.
History has proven that sex discrimination has come a long way since the 1900’s. Additionally, companies still struggle in stereotyping sex gender careers. Sure, some companies prefer women over men for certain positions. The article sweeping away at stereotypes focuses on stereotypes in the nursing field. Working professionals at regional hospitals tend to hire more women nurses vs. men because of the stereotype that women can multi-task, are nurturing caretakers, and take responsibility. Women are considered the fixers off all things while men come across as not being capable of multitask and focusing on one issue at a time (Berlinger, 1998). Recruiters face the same stereotype when it comes to selecting the right candidate for the job. They may feel that a particular gender would only do a certain task better than the others. However, they must consider the skills and not the sex in making the correct hiring
Now that I have walked you through some of the basic things that happen in our micro-culture, I have to elaborate more about the atmosphere of the culture, and what you shouldn’t do in order to keep everyone from yelling or getting a bad vibe from you. An example of a don’t do would be, one of my friends said something very insulting and everyone was upset and didn’t talk to that person for a very long time, giving respect is a part of the must do's we have incorporated into our microculture. As a group, we love to play UNO a certain way, we have played UNO the original way, but it gets very boring and the way we play is more fun and competitive. Another problem we had was other friends telling secrets, we have a no secret zone and if so, don’t