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Station 19 ist eine US-amerikanische Fernsehserie über das Leben der Männer und Frauen einer Feuerwache. Sie ist ein Ableger der Krankenhaus-Serie Grey’s Anatomy. Die erste Staffel wurde zwischen März und Mai in den USA. Mit "Seattle Firefighters - die jungen Helden" (OT: "Station 19") wird das "Grey's Anatomy"- Universum um ein weiteres Spin-Off erweitert. Hier gibt es die Folgen​. Hier findest Du die ganzen Folgen der 3. Staffel "Seattle Firefighters" zum Online-​Ansehen. Alle aktuellen Episoden nach TV Ausstrahlung in. Station 19 (auf Pro7 abweichend Seattle Firefighters – Die jungen Helden) ist eine US-amerikanische Fernsehserie über das Leben der Männer und Frauen. Seattle Firefighters 3 Staffeln. Spin-Off-Serie von “Grey's Anatomy”: Die Feuerwehrmänner und -frauen der Station 19 retten täglich Leben und versuchen die. Seattle Firefighter - Die jungen Helden [dt./OV]. Staffel 1. Seattle Firefighter - Die jungen Helden [dt./OV]. Staffel 2.

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It's possible to specialise in a particular area of the fire and rescue service and there are opportunities to study for a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate degree in areas such as:.

Other possible opportunities include study for membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers IFE for those involved in fire safety and prevention work, or study for a general postgraduate management qualification.

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View all law enforcement and security vacancies. Add to favourites. Dealing with the public and remaining calm under extreme levels of pressure are just some of the many aspects of a successful firefighter As a firefighter, you'll respond to emergency situations and protect people, the environment and property from all types of accident and emergencies.

Types of firefighter wholetime firefighters - work for the fire service full time and usually cover urban areas. You'll typically live or work within five minutes or one mile of the fire station and respond to pagers when an emergency call is received.

You'll either be self-employed or work for an employer willing to allow you to leave work immediately to attend an emergency. Responsibilities Firefighters carry out a range of tasks.

Responsibilities typically include: assessing situations quickly and deciding on the best course of action directing the crew writing full incident reports fire investigation budget administration and control allocation of personnel and resources to achieve performance targets negotiating with representative bodies dealing with external agencies planning and resource management dealing with political aspects of the Fire and Rescue Authority FRA.

Higher rates apply for overtime. Working hours Hours of work typically include regular unsocial hours. Job-sharing and part-time work are possible.

What to expect The work often takes place in dangerous and unpleasant conditions, for example in heat and cold, at heights, in enclosed spaces, smoke-filled buildings and all kinds of weather conditions.

You may be exposed to danger from collapsing buildings or vehicles, explosions and fumes. You need to be physically fit, as firefighters carry heavy equipment and breathing apparatus.

Although self-employment and freelance work may be possible, it's more likely after retirement in areas such as consultancy or training.

Women are currently underrepresented in the profession. However, the fire service is working to recruit more female, black and ethnic minority firefighters through positive recruitment strategies.

Jobs are available throughout the UK. Smart appearance is important. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are required to be clean shaven to ensure the equipment can work effectively.

Travel within a working day is frequent. Absence from home overnight other than rostered duty and overseas work or travel are generally uncommon.

Qualifications Personal qualities and physical attributes are more important than academic qualifications, though a good general education is required.

Skills As well as physical fitness, you'll need to show: effective communication skills integrity, composure and a reassuring manner the ability to follow instructions the ability to work as part of a team problem-solving skills patience, understanding and sensitivity confidence and resilience adaptability and flexibility sound judgement, courage, decisiveness, quick reactions and the ability to stay calm in difficult circumstances the willingness and ability to learn on a continual basis an interest in promoting community safety, education and risk prevention.

You may also need a full UK driving licence. Work experience Due to health and safety requirements, work experience isn't possible, although you may be able to be placed as an observer in a fire station or attend an open day.

Employers Fire and rescue services only recruit when they need firefighters to replace those who are retiring or leaving the service, and competition can be fierce.

As well as on individual UK fire and rescue service websites, you can look for job vacancies at: Fire Fire Service - offers a firefighter recruitment text service for a fee.

Professional development Initial firefighter training takes an intensive 12 and 18 weeks to complete. A range of specialist courses are run by the Fire Service College , covering areas such as: hazardous materials leadership and management courses aimed at middle and senior managers prevention and protection rope, water and associated rescue skills specialist operations.

Career prospects Promotion is earned on individual merit subject to demonstrating competence in each role and showing evidence of potential through attendance at assessment and development centres.

From the role of firefighter, career development typically runs as follows: Crew manager - responsible for the fire appliance and crew, takes charge of smaller incidents and provides support to the watch manager.

Watch manager - leads a number of smaller teams at larger incidents and may have duties as a fire safety inspector.

Station manager - ensures the service's delivery at one or more fire stations and may take charge of larger incidents. Group manager - responsible for the service across a geographical area e.

London or a specialist department, such as training. Area manager - responsible for a larger geographical area or for heading a directorate.

Brigade manager - strategically responsible for departments and supports the chief fire officer. Chief fire officer - responsible for ensuring effective delivery of all fire and rescue service duties.

It's possible to specialise in a particular area of the fire and rescue service and there are opportunities to study for a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate degree in areas such as: fire and risk management fire engineering fire safety engineering fire and leadership disaster management.

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Silica can be found in concrete, roofing tiles, or it may be a naturally occurring element. Occupational exposures to silica dust can cause silicosis , lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, airway diseases, and some additional non-respiratory diseases.

Fire debris cleanup workers may be exposed to these metals or their combustion products in the air or on their skin. These metals may include beryllium , cadmium , chromium , cobalt , lead , manganese , nickel , and many more.

Safety hazards of fire cleanup include the risk of reignition of smoldering debris, electrocution from downed or exposed electrical lines or in instances where water has come into contact with electrical equipment.

Structures that have been burned may be unstable and at risk of sudden collapse. Standard personal protective equipment for fire cleanup include hard hats , goggles or safety glasses, heavy work gloves , earplugs or other hearing protection , steel-toe boots , and fall protection devices.

Proper ventilation of an area is an engineering control that can be used to avoid or minimize exposure to hazardous substances.

When ventilation is insufficient or dust cannot be avoided, personal protective equipment such as N95 respirators can be used.

Firefighting has long been associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. In the United States, the most common cause of on-duty fatalities for firefighters is sudden cardiac death.

In addition to personal factors that may predispose an individual to coronary artery disease or other cardiovascular diseases , occupational exposures can significantly increase a firefighter's risk.

Historically, the fire service blamed poor firefighter physical condition for being the primary cause of cardiovascular related deaths. However, over the last 20 years, studies and research has indicated the toxic gasses put fire service personnel at significantly higher risk for cardiovascular related conditions and death.

For instance, carbon monoxide , present in nearly all fire environments, and hydrogen cyanide , formed during the combustion of paper, cotton, plastics, and other substances containing carbon and nitrogen.

The substances inside of materials change during combustion their bi-products interfere with the transport of oxygen in the body. Hypoxia can then lead to heart injury.

In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter in smoke is associated with atherosclerosis. Noise exposures may contribute to hypertension and possibly ischemic heart disease.

Other factors associated with firefighting, such as stress , heat stress , and heavy physical exertion, also increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

During fire suppression activities a firefighter can reach peak or near peak heart rates which can act as a trigger for a cardiac event.

For example, tachycardia can cause plaque buildup to break loose and lodge itself is a small part of the heart causing myocardial infarction , also known as a heart attack.

This along with unhealthy habits and lack of exercise can be very hazardous to firefighter health. A retrospective longitudinal study showed that firefighters are at higher risk for certain types of cancer.

Firefighters had mesothelioma , which is caused by asbestos exposure, at twice the rate of the non-firefighting working population. Younger firefighters under age 65 also developed bladder cancer and prostate cancer at higher rates than the general population.

The risk of bladder cancer may be present in female firefighters , but research is inconclusive as of This link is a topic of continuing research in the medical community, as is cancer mortality in general among firefighters.

Firefighters are exposed to a variety of carcinogens at fires, including both carcinogenic chemicals and radiation alpha radiation , beta radiation , and gamma radiation.

As with other emergency workers, firefighters may witness traumatic scenes during their careers. They are thus more vulnerable than most people to certain mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder [40] [41] and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Mental stress can have long lasting affects on the brain. There are those they see on duty and also what they miss by being on duty.

Firefighters schedules fluctuate by district. There are stations where fire fighters work 48 hours on and 48 hours off. Some allow 24 hours on and 72 hours off [48].

The mental impact of missing your child's first steps or a ballet recital can take a heavy impact on first responders. There is also the stress of being on opposite shifts as your spouse or being away from family.

Another long-term risk factor from firefighting is exposure to high levels of sound, which can cause noise-induced hearing loss NIHL and tinnitus.

The time of exposure required to potentially cause damage depends on the level of sound exposed to.

This time period considers that no other high level sound exposure occurs in that hour time frame. In addition to high sound levels, another risk factor for hearing disorders is the co-exposure to chemicals that are ototoxic.

There are also high rates of hearing loss, often NIHL, in firefighters, which increases with age and number of years working as a firefighter.

In a country with a comprehensive fire service, fire departments must be able to send firefighters to emergencies at any hour of day or night, to arrive on the scene within minutes.

In urban areas, this means that full-time paid firefighters usually have shift work , with some providing cover each night. On the other hand, it may not be practical to employ full-time firefighters in villages and isolated small towns, where their services may not be required for days at a time.

For this reason, many fire departments have firefighters who spend long periods on call to respond to infrequent emergencies; they may have regular jobs outside of firefighting.

Whether they are paid or not varies by country. In the United States and Germany, volunteer fire departments provide most of the cover in rural areas.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, by contrast, actual volunteers are rare. Instead, " retained firefighters " are paid for responding to incidents, along with a small salary for spending long periods of time on call.

A key difference between many country's fire services is what the balance is between full-time and volunteer or on-call firefighters.

In the United States and United Kingdom , large metropolitan fire departments are almost entirely made up of full-time firefighters.

On the other hand, in Germany and Austria , [55] volunteers play a substantial role even in the largest fire departments, including Berlin's, which serves a population of 3.

This is known in the United States as a combination fire department. In Chile and Peru , all firefighters are volunteers. Another point of variation is how the fire services are organized.

Some countries like Israel and New Zealand have a single national fire service. Others like Australia, the United Kingdom and France organize fire services based on regions or sub-national states.

In the United States, Germany and Canada , fire departments are run at a municipal level. Atypically, Singapore and many parts of Switzerland have fire service conscription.

Other unusual arrangements are seen in Denmark , where most fire services are run by private companies, [59] and in France, where two of the country's fire services the Paris Fire Brigade and the Marseille Naval Fire Battalion are part of the armed forces; similarly, the national fire service of Monaco is part of the Military of Monaco and maintains an armoury of sidearms for use by firefighters during civil defence operations.

Another way in which a firefighter's work varies around the world is the nature of firefighting equipment and tactics.

For example, American fire departments make heavier use of aerial appliances , and are often split between engine and ladder companies.

In Europe, where the size and usefulness of aerial appliances are often limited by narrow streets, they are only used for rescues, and firefighters can rotate between working on an engine and an aerial appliance.

The expedient and accurate handling of fire alarms or calls are significant factors in the successful outcome of any incident.

Fire department communications play a critical role in that successful outcome. Fire department communications include the methods by which the public can notify the communications center of an emergency, the methods by which the center can notify the proper fire fighting forces, and the methods by which information is exchanged at the scene.

One method is to use a megaphone to communicate. A telecommunicator often referred to as a Operator [ citation needed ] has a role different from but just as important as other emergency personnel.

The telecommunicator must process calls from unknown and unseen individuals, usually calling under stressful conditions.

It is the dispatcher's responsibility to bring order to chaos. While some fire departments are large enough to utilize their own telecommunication dispatcher, most rural and small areas rely on a central dispatcher to provide handling of fire, rescue, and police services.

Firefighters are trained to use communications equipment to receive alarms, give and receive commands, request assistance, and report on conditions.

Since firefighters from different agencies routinely provide mutual aid to each other, and routinely operate at incidents where other emergency services are present, it is essential to have structures in place to establish a unified chain of command, and share information between agencies.

The U. All radio communication in the United States is under authorization from the Federal Communications Commission FCC ; as such, fire departments that operate radio equipment must have radio licenses from the FCC.

Ten codes were popular in the early days of radio equipment because of poor transmission and reception. Advances in modern radio technology have reduced the need for ten-codes and many departments have converted to simple English clear text.

Many firefighters are sworn members with command structures similar to the military and police. They do not have general police powers some firefighters in the United States have limited police powers, like fire police departments, while certain fire marshals have full police powers, i.

The basic unit of an American fire department is a "company", a group of firefighters who typically work on the same engine. A "crew" or "platoon" is a subdivision of a company who work on the same shift.

Commonwealth fire services are more likely to be organized around a "watch", who work the same shift on multiple engines.

Ranks amongst Canadian firefighters vary across the country and ranking appears mostly with larger departments:. The active officers are the captain, and three or four lieutenants, these four active officers are distinguished by red lines on their helmets.

French civilian fire services, which historically are derived from French army sapper units, use French Army ranks. The highest rank in many departments is full colonel.

In Germany every federal state has its own civil protection laws thus they have different rank systems.

Additionally, in the volunteer fire departments, there is a difference between a rank and an official position.

This is founded on the military traditions of the fire departments. Every firefighter can hold a high rank without having an official position.

A firefighter can be promoted by years of service, training skills and qualifications. Official positions are partly elected or given by capabilities.

These conditions allow that older ordinary firefighters have higher ranks than their leaders. But through this ranks are no authorities given Brevet.

Completed vocational training in a technical occupation suitable for the fire service. Basic firefighter training.

Firefighters in Indonesia form part of the civil service of local governments and wear variant forms of uniforms worn by civil servants and employees.

The CNVVF task is to provide safety for people, animals and property, and control the compliance of buildings and industries to fire safety rules.

The CNVVF also ensures public rescue in emergencies that involves the use of chemical weapons, bacteriological, radiological and materials.

Since the Corps uses its own rank titles dating from with matching military styled insignia in honor of its origins.

In the CNVVF has been committed in forest firefighting activities together with the regional forest agencies, following the suppression of the National Forest Guards, which were merged into the Carabinieri firefighters were integrated into the CNVVF.

In Iran, every city has its own fire department, but ranks are the same in the whole country, and are as follows:. In Ireland , the traditional British and Commonwealth brigade rank structure is used, across the 26 counties.

Fire and rescue services are provided by 26 County Councils to the 26 counties of Ireland, and by three City Councils with unitary authority status those of Dublin, Cork, and Galway within their respective cities.

By agreement, the Dublin Fire Brigade provides cover to both the city and the county. Similarly, Galway City Council and Galway County Council have an agreement for the provision of a single fire and rescue service.

In each of the other 23 counties of Ireland a single fire and rescue service covers the whole county, including all large towns and cities, as those 23 County Councils are unitary authorities for the entire county jurisdiction.

Japanese Fire Department's rank insignias are place on a small badge and pinned above the right pocket. Rank is told by stripes and Hexagram stars.

The design of the insignias came from older Japanese style military insignias. Officers and Team Leaders could wear an arm band on the arm of fire jacket to show status as command leader.

Sometimes rank can be shown as different color fire jacket for command staff. The color whites and gray are reserved for EMS. Orange is reserved for rescuer.

In New Zealand , rank is shown on epaulettes on firefighters' station uniform, and through colors and stripes on firefighter helmets. As the nation only has a single fire department, the New Zealand Fire Service , ranks are consistent through the country.

In the Russian Federation , the decals are applied symmetrically on both sides of the helmet front and rear.

The location of the decals on the special clothing and SCBA is established for each fire department of the same type within the territorial entity.

The following ranks are used by State Fire Service civilian personnel, while military personnel use ranks similar to those of the Police of Russia , due to their pre history as the fire service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation before all firefighting services were transferred to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

In the United States , helmet colors often denote a fire fighter's rank or position. In general, white helmets denote chief officers, while red helmets may denote company officers, but the specific meaning of a helmet's color or style varies from region to region and department to department.

The rank of an officer in an American fire department is most commonly denoted by a number of speaking trumpets , a reference to a megaphone -like device used in the early days of the fire service, although typically called " bugle " in today's parlance.

Ranks proceed from one lieutenant to five fire chief bugles. Traditional ranks in American fire departments that exist but may not always be utilized in all cities or towns include:.

In many fire departments in the U. There is no state or federal rank structure for firefighters and each municipality or volunteer fire department creates and uses their own unique structure.

Still, some other American fire departments such as the FDNY use military rank insignia in addition or instead of the traditional bugles.

Additionally, officers on truck companies have been known to use rank insignias shaped like axes for Lieutenants 1 and Captains 2. Toronto firefighters prepare their equipment.

Although people have fought fires since there have been valuable things to burn, the first instance of organized professionals combating structural fires occurred in ancient Egypt.

Likewise, fire fighters of the Roman Republic existed solely as privately organized and funded groups that operated more similarly to a business than a public service; however, during the Principate period, Augustus revolutionized firefighting by calling for the creation of a fire guard that was trained, paid, and equipped by the state, thereby commissioning the first truly public and professional firefighting service.

Known as the Vigiles , they were organised into cohorts, serving as a night watch and city police force. The earliest American fire departments were volunteers, including the volunteer fire company in New Amsterdam , now known as New York.

As time progressed and new towns were established throughout the region, there was a sharp increase in the number of volunteer departments.

In , the first career fire department in the United States was established in Cincinnati, Ohio , followed four years later by St. Louis Fire Department.

Large cities began establishing paid, full-time staff in order to try facilitate greater call volume.

City fire departments draw their funding directly from city taxes and share the same budget as other public works like the police department and trash services.

The primary difference between municipality departments and city departments is the funding source. Municipal fire departments do not share their budget with any other service and are considered to be private entities within a jurisdiction.

This means that they have their own taxes that feed into their budgeting needs. City fire departments report to the mayor, whereas municipal departments are accountable to elected board officials who help maintain and run the department along with the chief officer staff.

Funds for firefighting equipment may be raised by the firefighters themselves, especially in the case of volunteer organizations. Events such as pancake breakfasts and chili feeds are common in the United States.

Social events are used to raise money include dances, fairs , and car washes. Media related to Firefighter at Wikimedia Commons.

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Firefighters rescue people and animals from dangerous situations such as crashed vehicles , structural collapses , trench collapses, cave and tunnel emergencies, water and ice emergencies, elevator emergencies, energized electrical line emergencies, and industrial accidents.

Many fire departments, including most in the United Kingdom , refer to themselves as a fire and rescue service for this reason.

As building fires have been in decline for many years in developed countries such as the United States , rescues other than fires make up an increasing proportion of their firefighters' work.

Firefighters frequently provide some degree of emergency medical care. In some jurisdictions first aid is the only medical training that firefighters have, and medical-only calls are the sole responsibility of a separate emergency medical services EMS agency.

Elsewhere, it is common for firefighters to respond to medical-only calls. The impetus for this is the growing demand for emergency medicine and the decline of fires and traditional firefighting call-outs [7] —though fire departments still have to be able to respond to them—and their existing ability to respond rapidly to emergencies.

A rapid response is particularly necessary for cardiac arrests , as these will lead to death if not treated within minutes.

The dispatch of firefighters to medical emergencies is particularly common in fire departments that run the EMS, including most large cities of the United States.

In those departments, firefighters are often jointly trained as emergency medical technicians in order to deliver basic life support , and more rarely as paramedics to deliver advanced life support.

In the United Kingdom, where fire services and EMS are run separately, fire service co-responding has been introduced more recently.

Airports employ specialist firefighters to deal with potential ground emergencies. Due to the mass casualty potential of an aviation emergency, the speed with which emergency response equipment and personnel arrive at the scene of the emergency is of paramount importance.

When dealing with an emergency, the airport firefighters are tasked with rapidly securing the aircraft, its crew and its passengers from all hazards, particularly fire.

Airport firefighters have advanced training in the application of firefighting foams, dry chemical and clean agents used to extinguish burning aviation fuel.

Fire departments are usually the primary agency that responds to an emergency involving hazardous materials. Specialized firefighters, known as hazardous materials technicians, have training and certification in chemical identification, leak control, decontamination, and clean-up procedures.

Fire departments frequently provide advice to the public on how to prevent fires in the home and work-place environments.

Fire inspectors or fire marshals will directly inspect businesses to ensure they are up to the current building fire codes , [11] [12] which are enforced so that a building can sufficiently resist fire spread, potential hazards are located, and to ensure that occupants can be safely evacuated, commensurate with the risks involved.

Fire suppression systems have a proven record for controlling and extinguishing unwanted fires. Many fire officials recommend that every building, including residences, have fire sprinkler systems.

In the United States, the housing industry trade groups have lobbied at the State level to prevent the requirement for Fire Sprinklers in 1 and 2 bedroom homes.

Other methods of fire prevention are by directing efforts to reduce known hazardous conditions or by preventing dangerous acts before tragedy strikes.

This is normally accomplished in many innovative ways such as conducting presentations, distributing safety brochures, providing news articles, writing public safety announcements PSA or establishing meaningful displays in well-visited areas.

Ensuring that each household has working smoke alarms , is educated in the proper techniques of fire safety, has an evacuation route and rendezvous point is of top priority in public education for most fire prevention teams in almost all fire department localities.

Fire investigators, who are experienced firefighters trained in fire cause determinism, are dispatched to fire scenes, in order to investigate and determine whether the fire was a result of an accident or intentional.

Some fire investigators have full law enforcement powers to investigate and arrest suspected arsonists. To allow protection from the inherent risks of fighting fires, firefighters wear and carry protective and self-rescue equipment at all times.

A self-contained breathing apparatus SCBA delivers air to the firefighter through a full face mask and is worn to protect against smoke inhalation , toxic fumes, and super heated gases.

A special device called a Personal Alert Safety System PASS is commonly worn independently or as a part of the SCBA to alert others when a firefighter stops moving for a specified period of time or manually operates the device.

Firefighters often carry personal self-rescue ropes. The ropes are generally 30 feet long and can provide a firefighter that has enough time to deploy the rope a partially controlled exit out of an elevated window.

John Bellew and Lt. Curtis Meyran, who died after they jumped from the fourth floor of a burning apartment building in the Bronx. Of the four firefighters who jumped and survived, only one of them had a self-rescue rope.

Since the incident, the Fire Department of New York City has issued self-rescue ropes to their firefighters.

Heat injury is a major issue for firefighters as they wear insulated clothing and cannot shed the heat generated from physical exertion.

Early detection of heat issues is critical to stop dehydration and heat stress becoming fatal. Early onset of heat stress affects cognitive function which combined with operating in dangerous environment makes heat stress and dehydration a critical issue to monitor.

Firefighter physiological status monitoring is showing promise in alerting EMS and commanders to the status of their people on the fire ground.

Devices such as PASS device alert 10—20 seconds after a firefighter has stopped moving in a structure. Physiological status monitors measure a firefighter's vital sign status, fatigue and exertion levels and transmit this information over their voice radio.

This technology allows a degree of early warning to physiological stress. These devices [18] are similar to technology developed for Future Force Warrior and give a measure of exertion and fatigue.

They also tell the people outside a building when they have stopped moving or fallen. This allows a supervisor to call in additional engines before the crew get exhausted and also gives an early warning to firefighters before they run out of air, as they may not be able to make voice calls over their radio.

Current OSHA tables exist for heat injury and the allowable amount of work in a given environment based on temperature, humidity and solar loading.

Firefighters are also at risk for developing rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle tissue and has many causes including heat exposure, high core body temperature, and prolonged, intense exertion.

Another leading cause of death during firefighting is structural collapse of a burning building e. Structural collapse, which often occurs without warning, may crush or trap firefighters inside the structure.

To avoid loss of life, all on-duty firefighters should maintain two-way communication with the incident commander and be equipped with a personal alert safety system device on all fire scenes and maintain radio communication on all incidents PASS.

Other firefighters have been injured or killed by vehicles at the scene of a fire or emergency Paulison A common measure fire departments have taken to prevent this is to require firefighters to wear a bright yellow reflective vest over their turnout coats if they have to work on a public road, to make them more visible to passing drivers.

Firefighters have sometimes been assaulted by members of the public while responding to calls. These kinds of attacks can cause firefighters to fear for their safety and may cause them to not have full focus on the situation which could result in injury to their selves or the patient.

Once extinguished, fire debris cleanup poses several safety and health risks for workers. Many hazardous substances are commonly found in fire debris.

Silica can be found in concrete, roofing tiles, or it may be a naturally occurring element. Occupational exposures to silica dust can cause silicosis , lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, airway diseases, and some additional non-respiratory diseases.

Fire debris cleanup workers may be exposed to these metals or their combustion products in the air or on their skin.

These metals may include beryllium , cadmium , chromium , cobalt , lead , manganese , nickel , and many more.

Safety hazards of fire cleanup include the risk of reignition of smoldering debris, electrocution from downed or exposed electrical lines or in instances where water has come into contact with electrical equipment.

Structures that have been burned may be unstable and at risk of sudden collapse. Standard personal protective equipment for fire cleanup include hard hats , goggles or safety glasses, heavy work gloves , earplugs or other hearing protection , steel-toe boots , and fall protection devices.

Proper ventilation of an area is an engineering control that can be used to avoid or minimize exposure to hazardous substances.

When ventilation is insufficient or dust cannot be avoided, personal protective equipment such as N95 respirators can be used.

Firefighting has long been associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. In the United States, the most common cause of on-duty fatalities for firefighters is sudden cardiac death.

In addition to personal factors that may predispose an individual to coronary artery disease or other cardiovascular diseases , occupational exposures can significantly increase a firefighter's risk.

Historically, the fire service blamed poor firefighter physical condition for being the primary cause of cardiovascular related deaths.

However, over the last 20 years, studies and research has indicated the toxic gasses put fire service personnel at significantly higher risk for cardiovascular related conditions and death.

For instance, carbon monoxide , present in nearly all fire environments, and hydrogen cyanide , formed during the combustion of paper, cotton, plastics, and other substances containing carbon and nitrogen.

The substances inside of materials change during combustion their bi-products interfere with the transport of oxygen in the body.

Hypoxia can then lead to heart injury. In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter in smoke is associated with atherosclerosis.

Noise exposures may contribute to hypertension and possibly ischemic heart disease. Other factors associated with firefighting, such as stress , heat stress , and heavy physical exertion, also increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

During fire suppression activities a firefighter can reach peak or near peak heart rates which can act as a trigger for a cardiac event. For example, tachycardia can cause plaque buildup to break loose and lodge itself is a small part of the heart causing myocardial infarction , also known as a heart attack.

This along with unhealthy habits and lack of exercise can be very hazardous to firefighter health.

A retrospective longitudinal study showed that firefighters are at higher risk for certain types of cancer. Firefighters had mesothelioma , which is caused by asbestos exposure, at twice the rate of the non-firefighting working population.

Younger firefighters under age 65 also developed bladder cancer and prostate cancer at higher rates than the general population. The risk of bladder cancer may be present in female firefighters , but research is inconclusive as of This link is a topic of continuing research in the medical community, as is cancer mortality in general among firefighters.

Firefighters are exposed to a variety of carcinogens at fires, including both carcinogenic chemicals and radiation alpha radiation , beta radiation , and gamma radiation.

As with other emergency workers, firefighters may witness traumatic scenes during their careers.

They are thus more vulnerable than most people to certain mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder [40] [41] and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Mental stress can have long lasting affects on the brain. There are those they see on duty and also what they miss by being on duty.

Firefighters schedules fluctuate by district. There are stations where fire fighters work 48 hours on and 48 hours off. Some allow 24 hours on and 72 hours off [48].

The mental impact of missing your child's first steps or a ballet recital can take a heavy impact on first responders.

There is also the stress of being on opposite shifts as your spouse or being away from family. Another long-term risk factor from firefighting is exposure to high levels of sound, which can cause noise-induced hearing loss NIHL and tinnitus.

The time of exposure required to potentially cause damage depends on the level of sound exposed to. This time period considers that no other high level sound exposure occurs in that hour time frame.

In addition to high sound levels, another risk factor for hearing disorders is the co-exposure to chemicals that are ototoxic.

There are also high rates of hearing loss, often NIHL, in firefighters, which increases with age and number of years working as a firefighter.

In a country with a comprehensive fire service, fire departments must be able to send firefighters to emergencies at any hour of day or night, to arrive on the scene within minutes.

In urban areas, this means that full-time paid firefighters usually have shift work , with some providing cover each night. On the other hand, it may not be practical to employ full-time firefighters in villages and isolated small towns, where their services may not be required for days at a time.

For this reason, many fire departments have firefighters who spend long periods on call to respond to infrequent emergencies; they may have regular jobs outside of firefighting.

Whether they are paid or not varies by country. In the United States and Germany, volunteer fire departments provide most of the cover in rural areas.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, by contrast, actual volunteers are rare. Instead, " retained firefighters " are paid for responding to incidents, along with a small salary for spending long periods of time on call.

A key difference between many country's fire services is what the balance is between full-time and volunteer or on-call firefighters.

In the United States and United Kingdom , large metropolitan fire departments are almost entirely made up of full-time firefighters. On the other hand, in Germany and Austria , [55] volunteers play a substantial role even in the largest fire departments, including Berlin's, which serves a population of 3.

This is known in the United States as a combination fire department. In Chile and Peru , all firefighters are volunteers. Another point of variation is how the fire services are organized.

Some countries like Israel and New Zealand have a single national fire service. Others like Australia, the United Kingdom and France organize fire services based on regions or sub-national states.

In the United States, Germany and Canada , fire departments are run at a municipal level. Atypically, Singapore and many parts of Switzerland have fire service conscription.

Other unusual arrangements are seen in Denmark , where most fire services are run by private companies, [59] and in France, where two of the country's fire services the Paris Fire Brigade and the Marseille Naval Fire Battalion are part of the armed forces; similarly, the national fire service of Monaco is part of the Military of Monaco and maintains an armoury of sidearms for use by firefighters during civil defence operations.

Another way in which a firefighter's work varies around the world is the nature of firefighting equipment and tactics.

For example, American fire departments make heavier use of aerial appliances , and are often split between engine and ladder companies.

In Europe, where the size and usefulness of aerial appliances are often limited by narrow streets, they are only used for rescues, and firefighters can rotate between working on an engine and an aerial appliance.

The expedient and accurate handling of fire alarms or calls are significant factors in the successful outcome of any incident.

Fire department communications play a critical role in that successful outcome. Fire department communications include the methods by which the public can notify the communications center of an emergency, the methods by which the center can notify the proper fire fighting forces, and the methods by which information is exchanged at the scene.

One method is to use a megaphone to communicate. A telecommunicator often referred to as a Operator [ citation needed ] has a role different from but just as important as other emergency personnel.

The telecommunicator must process calls from unknown and unseen individuals, usually calling under stressful conditions. It is the dispatcher's responsibility to bring order to chaos.

While some fire departments are large enough to utilize their own telecommunication dispatcher, most rural and small areas rely on a central dispatcher to provide handling of fire, rescue, and police services.

Firefighters are trained to use communications equipment to receive alarms, give and receive commands, request assistance, and report on conditions.

Since firefighters from different agencies routinely provide mutual aid to each other, and routinely operate at incidents where other emergency services are present, it is essential to have structures in place to establish a unified chain of command, and share information between agencies.

The U. All radio communication in the United States is under authorization from the Federal Communications Commission FCC ; as such, fire departments that operate radio equipment must have radio licenses from the FCC.

Ten codes were popular in the early days of radio equipment because of poor transmission and reception. Advances in modern radio technology have reduced the need for ten-codes and many departments have converted to simple English clear text.

Many firefighters are sworn members with command structures similar to the military and police. They do not have general police powers some firefighters in the United States have limited police powers, like fire police departments, while certain fire marshals have full police powers, i.

The basic unit of an American fire department is a "company", a group of firefighters who typically work on the same engine.

A "crew" or "platoon" is a subdivision of a company who work on the same shift. Commonwealth fire services are more likely to be organized around a "watch", who work the same shift on multiple engines.

Ranks amongst Canadian firefighters vary across the country and ranking appears mostly with larger departments:. The active officers are the captain, and three or four lieutenants, these four active officers are distinguished by red lines on their helmets.

French civilian fire services, which historically are derived from French army sapper units, use French Army ranks. The highest rank in many departments is full colonel.

In Germany every federal state has its own civil protection laws thus they have different rank systems. Additionally, in the volunteer fire departments, there is a difference between a rank and an official position.

This is founded on the military traditions of the fire departments. Every firefighter can hold a high rank without having an official position.

A firefighter can be promoted by years of service, training skills and qualifications. Official positions are partly elected or given by capabilities.

These conditions allow that older ordinary firefighters have higher ranks than their leaders. But through this ranks are no authorities given Brevet.

Completed vocational training in a technical occupation suitable for the fire service. Basic firefighter training.

Firefighters in Indonesia form part of the civil service of local governments and wear variant forms of uniforms worn by civil servants and employees.

The CNVVF task is to provide safety for people, animals and property, and control the compliance of buildings and industries to fire safety rules.

The CNVVF also ensures public rescue in emergencies that involves the use of chemical weapons, bacteriological, radiological and materials.

Since the Corps uses its own rank titles dating from with matching military styled insignia in honor of its origins. In the CNVVF has been committed in forest firefighting activities together with the regional forest agencies, following the suppression of the National Forest Guards, which were merged into the Carabinieri firefighters were integrated into the CNVVF.

In Iran, every city has its own fire department, but ranks are the same in the whole country, and are as follows:. In Ireland , the traditional British and Commonwealth brigade rank structure is used, across the 26 counties.

Fire and rescue services are provided by 26 County Councils to the 26 counties of Ireland, and by three City Councils with unitary authority status those of Dublin, Cork, and Galway within their respective cities.

By agreement, the Dublin Fire Brigade provides cover to both the city and the county. Similarly, Galway City Council and Galway County Council have an agreement for the provision of a single fire and rescue service.

In each of the other 23 counties of Ireland a single fire and rescue service covers the whole county, including all large towns and cities, as those 23 County Councils are unitary authorities for the entire county jurisdiction.

Japanese Fire Department's rank insignias are place on a small badge and pinned above the right pocket.

Rank is told by stripes and Hexagram stars. The design of the insignias came from older Japanese style military insignias. Officers and Team Leaders could wear an arm band on the arm of fire jacket to show status as command leader.

Sometimes rank can be shown as different color fire jacket for command staff. The color whites and gray are reserved for EMS. Orange is reserved for rescuer.

In New Zealand , rank is shown on epaulettes on firefighters' station uniform, and through colors and stripes on firefighter helmets. As the nation only has a single fire department, the New Zealand Fire Service , ranks are consistent through the country.

In the Russian Federation , the decals are applied symmetrically on both sides of the helmet front and rear. The location of the decals on the special clothing and SCBA is established for each fire department of the same type within the territorial entity.

The following ranks are used by State Fire Service civilian personnel, while military personnel use ranks similar to those of the Police of Russia , due to their pre history as the fire service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation before all firefighting services were transferred to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

In the United States , helmet colors often denote a fire fighter's rank or position. In general, white helmets denote chief officers, while red helmets may denote company officers, but the specific meaning of a helmet's color or style varies from region to region and department to department.

The rank of an officer in an American fire department is most commonly denoted by a number of speaking trumpets , a reference to a megaphone -like device used in the early days of the fire service, although typically called " bugle " in today's parlance.

Ranks proceed from one lieutenant to five fire chief bugles. Traditional ranks in American fire departments that exist but may not always be utilized in all cities or towns include:.

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