Answering my main Inquiry Question #5

Have you ever thought of the work a firefighter does and how important it is?  My main inquiry question is “What are the most important things a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations”? There are many important things a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations, but what are the most important things? After all my research gathering information from the internet, interviewing, site visit, and most important, answering my sub questions, I know I have gathered enough research to answer my main inquiry question.My three most important things are the equipment check, working as a team and making sure they are paying attention to their body and mind.

Firefighters are no clumsy at all and check thing multiple times.. In the daily life of a firefighter, I have learned that at the beginning of the day they have to check everything. Does this  lead to success in a emergency? Yes. One thing is super important. The most important thing to do is check the equipment. According to the fire chief Ed Rush( the person I interviewed) they have a really strict routine of having to check their equipment making sure everything is in the right place. Why is this so important?

According to Ed Rush this is how the firefighters can make it to an emergency as fast as possible because if they didn’t know where their equipment was, they would not make it to there emergency very fast. But how does this prepare firefighters for various emergency situations? This is preparation for various emergency situations because they are getting equipment ready for a various emergency situation and that is preparation. For example when I was at the Hartsdale fire station, I got a chance to see a firefighter putting his gear on. When he was getting to it I saw that it was very well organized. Then he picked it up and it looked easier to put on very well organized he had the suit welled lay out  then the helmet right next to it. I could see with my own eyes that it was easier and made it faster with it well organized. It looked easier because the firefighter did not have to get confused or anything. This proves that this is one of the most important thing a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations.

What is another important thing that could lead to a easier handling of the emergency? I did tons of research and think I have found another most important thing that leads to firefighters success in an emergency. Another important thing is working as a team as preparation. How is this important? Working as a team for practice is very important. If a fire station wants to have there teamwork  be better they must make sure every firefighter gets along.That will make the teamwork work so that must happen before you start firefighter training as a team.But what is firefighting training as a team?

Firefighter training as a team is helping each other, doing something really difficult together, making sure they are completely set for an emergency. This sounds important but how is this the most important? This is really important because if firefighters don’t get used to working together in a emergency they couldn’t really do anything as a team in an emergency. For example all the firefighters hold the hose together so it stays up and shoots water out correctly and if firefighters were not used to working together they wouldn’t hold the hose together and if one person was holding the hose it would be too heavy and the water wouldn’t shoot out making the fire last longer. This proves that the teamwork is another most important thing a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations.

 

What is another important thing that could lead to better handling of the emergency?Another most important thing a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations is making sure they are paying attention to their body and mind. This means staying fit, making sure there mind/emotions are fine and making sure they are doing everything correctly. How can this fit my main inquiry question? Firefighters must keep their body very fit so they would not be weak in a emergency causing them to have problems. For example if a firefighter was weak in a emergency it could cause a problem like not being able to hold the heavy hose. Another example is firefighters could feel to hot in the emergency causing them to have problems because they have not been working out.Making sure there mind/emotions are is really important to. According to a website called “Fire Rescue 1”if a firefighter was in the fire truck going to a emergency and his mind/emotions were not ok the firefighter will start feeling really stressed and not want to do his job causing him to not do well in the emergency. A firefighter must make sure he is doing everything correctly. A firefighter can as questions to make sure they are doing everything correctly. If a firefighter wasn’t doing something correctly in a emergency they could make the fire last longer or even make the fire get bigger if they weren’t doing the right thing. So all these examples show that paying attention to their body is one of the most important things a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations.

These are the three most important things for a firefighter, the equipment check, working as a team and paying attention to their body and mind.This fits my main inquiry question“What are the most important things a firefighter does to prepare for various emergency situations”? Some places I got my research from was Fire rescue one and youtube videos and a database called explora here is the link http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehk5&&custid=s4097900 . After getting all my research from all these resources I have answered my main inquiry question.

 

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2 thoughts on “Answering my main Inquiry Question #5

  1. So interesting, Alex! I was fascinated by how basic the top three things a firefighter does to prepare for an emergency situation are, but after reading your essay it makes perfect sense! Most on-the-job performances would benefit from employees being organized, work as a team and be emotionally/physically prepared for the work at hand, but especially jobs that deal with emergency situations. Thank you for making that so clear!

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