Essays Tagged: "firefighters"

"Fahrenheit 451", by Ray Bradbury

in it. At least that's the way it was for Guy Montag.Guy Montag was a fireman and in the future, a firefighters job wasn't to stop fires, but it was actually to start them. In the future, books were ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an argumentative essay about the housing crisis in Santa Cruz. Poverty in Paradise

. People are evicted from their home everyday. What we fail to realize is that these people are our firefighters, teachers, construction workers, and bus drivers. Even police officers are becoming a r ...

(5 pages) 100 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Report on Lady of Angels Fire

ake the painful decision between jumping out of the window and remaining inside the raging inferno. Firefighters and other rescuers soon arrived, but they weren't able to save all; ninety-two students ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The chernobyl explosion

r burst into flames and two people were killed instantly. Thirty-one people would die later, mostly firefighters. Many more would die from the radiation sickness and cancers caused by the 100 million ...

(2 pages) 51 2 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

This is an opinion essay on why space exploration is worth spending 15 billion dollars on it

uits that astronauts wear in space. These space suits helped in the development of better suits for firefighters. President Bush proposed to increase NASA's budget to 15 ½ Billion dollars in 20 ... sts believe is filled with hematite which is a mineral often formed by the presence of liquid water.Firefighters, like astronauts, work in harsh environments that require assisted breathing and protec ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Grow up near a fire station, the excitement that arose....

r fire trucks every time I heard the distinctive sound of their roaring sirens. I was mesmerized by firefighters and tried to watch as many firefighter related movies as possible. Not only did they ju ... ey just save other peoples' lives, they risked their own lives fighting the blazing infernos. I saw firefighters heroically twirl down the fire poll and decided that I would start my firefighting care ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Women's Movement in Korea and China

who tried to break the barrier provided to today's society with women carpenters, lawyers, doctors, firefighters, police officers and etc., jobs and careers that were once only for men. Occupations of ...

(13 pages) 126 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

This essay is a budget simulation project on opportunity costs. it invovles alternatives to raising taxes or increasing city spending,

ts emergency personnel, or lack there of. Rather than increasing city spending and hiring three new firefighters, I have devised a solution. A volunteer fire department will be brought into play. This ... community $30,000.)Such opportunity costs that are present in these decisions are by not adding two firefighters we are getting the Old West Side Storm Sewer repaired. By not adding an additional fire ...

(2 pages) 86 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics


ge is something that one doesn't have until they need it.An example of courage was displayed by the firefighters at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. When the two planes h ... hit the World Trade Center, everybody was in shock. Nobody knew what to do or think, except for the firefighters who were already on their way to the scene. As fast as they were there, the firefighter ...

(3 pages) 59 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Are today's terrorists more likely to use chemical and biological weapons?

er, Washington, D.C. A sunny spring day is suddenly punctured by the blare of sirens, as police and firefighters race to a shopping mall, or a government building, or a train or bus station. Once on t ...

(15 pages) 147 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

History of the Fire Service

g destroyed by unruly conflagrations, Rome created a fire department consisting of about 7,000 paid firefighters. Their fire crews responded to and fought fires, and also patrolled the streets with th ... oon after that, six volunteer corps were created in Philadelphia. Among the jobs of these volunteer firefighters were setting up bucket brigades, operating pumps, and pulling down burning roofing mate ...

(9 pages) 119 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Hero-Written after 9/11. Very good paper, will get you at least a high "B".

nd the call of duty, even if that means putting their own life on the line to save many others. The firefighters that ran into the World Trade Center truly demonstrated what a hero means to America. T ... he ruble. No one would have thought that the two twin towers would ever fall so easily. Even if the firefighters knew when the towers would fall over that they would have went in any ways save as many ...

(3 pages) 32 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

How Bilbo's Journey in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is Similar to the everyday hero's journey.

rday, and possibly in the future. Not only in circumstance, but in heart and mind. For example, the firefighters and police officers that helped on September 11, 2001. These men and women were normal ...

(1 pages) 30 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative Media Project

nnel 6 Action news on television. The story took place on Friday, August 20, 2004. It was about two firefighters who were killed in a house fire in Port Richmond. Cap. John Taylor and firefighter Ray ... section, also on the top right hand side. Page 8 headline read, "Man arraigned in deaths of 2 city firefighters." The article on the front page had the dimension of 11.5 in. by 2.5 in. and the dimens ...

(6 pages) 31 1 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gay couuple the rught to marry

because they are gay or lesbian. Gay Americans serve in the military, keep our communities safe as firefighters and police officers, staff our hospitals, build our cities, and pay taxes. Denying gay ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Heroes of Today: Beowulf.

family made a poster to recognize a particular group of heroes. Some children had fathers who were firefighters and some had grandfathers who had served in the military. Others made signs in support ...

(2 pages) 25 0 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Day in the Life of a Fire Fighter

). Typically, career fire fighters are in larger cities, and volunteer fire fighters are found when firefighters are training to become a ful time employee, and in smaller communities. During the past ... few months, I have learned a vast amount of information which has clarified what it is exactly that firefighters do on a daily basis and has helped influence my decision to work my hardest to gain the ...

(6 pages) 61 0 2.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Describe and analyse the forces shaping the employment relationship in the firefighters' case study referred to in the tutorial in Week 12 (Blyton and Turnbull, 2004:317-325).

The Blyton and Turnbull (2004) examination of the British firefighters' strike 2002-3 provides evidence of the legal exchange system that operates between emp ... onomic dimension, the legal dimension and the social dimension. How these forces are evident in the firefighters' case study will also be analysed.The employment relationship is broadly defined as: "a ... 989: p.13) These social interactions play a pivotal role in shaping the employment relationship.The firefighters' case study provides evidence of how the employment relationship is shaped by the above ...

(6 pages) 47 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

An Essay about heroism, with emphasis on terrorism, and pop culture beliefs.

es: Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and the ninja turtles. Adolescent males have ambitions of becoming firefighters and police officers, whose jobs are now viewed at differently after the September 11th ... most for the tribe. Western heroes are those who exemplify courage, bravery, and selflessness. The firefighters and other service men that risked their lives September 11th 2001 now epitomize the def ...

(6 pages) 67 0 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

San Diego Firestorm Recovery (Persuasive Essay)

rience felt harrowing; I was trapped on the I-15 freeway with my 5 month old in the car. Police and Firefighters rerouted traffic and turned us around. I vividly remember driving North in the Southbou ... fires began, high temperatures and raging Santa Ana winds drove the fires with extraordinary fury. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control finally, when the weather changed and broug ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues