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    Hi everyone!

    I am currently attending college for a fire science degree and I have to do an Independant study that has to be atleast 30 pages long. I was wondering if you all could help me come up with some topics to do this on because I dont know where to begin.

    Thanks~

    Zac
    Firefighter/EMT

  • #2
    Zach,
    welcome to the forums ...........not really trying to be sarcastic here ....but here are some topics that have been debated over the course of time here (in no particular order)
    Paid vs Volly
    Smooth bore vs Straight bore
    Quints or reg engine /truck assignments
    and although the list is short ,I would be a FOOL if I didnt mention Leather or Plastic helmets ! check it out and get back to us.

    This should get WAY past 30 pages !!
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    • #3
      Thankyou very much! I have been debating over this paper for a while.

      Thanks again!

      Zac

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      • #4
        OH MY ........................dont not not check back in ! I am sure my compatriots will chime in with others !
        IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
        Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
        ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
        RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
        LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
        I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
        "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
        http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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        • #5
          HOT TOPIC

          How about NFPA Standards:

          What they are
          What they mean
          Why they are important

          Tied into:
          Safety in Training
          Safety on the Fireground
          Safety in the Station

          Related to:

          Firefighter injuries
          Firefighter Fatalities
          09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
          ------------------------------
          IACOJ Minister of Southern Comfort
          "Purple Hydrant" Recipient (3 Times)
          BMI Investigator
          ------------------------------
          The comments, opinions, and positions expressed here are mine. They are expressed respectfully, in the spirit of safety and progress. They do not reflect the opinions or positions of my employer or my department.

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          • #6
            and then there is somethin serious !
            IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
            Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
            ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
            RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
            LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
            I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
            "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
            http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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            • #7
              How About................

              I did my doctoral thesis on whether Nextel is a blessing or a curse. And you could study why older chiefs are assigned to upper floors on multiple alarm fires, rather than younger officers. Stay Safe....
              Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
              In memory of
              Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
              Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

              IACOJ Budget Analyst

              I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

              www.gdvfd18.com

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              • #8
                Compare methods from 20 years ago to today.....

                Safety standards
                Tactics and Stategy


                Tradition vs Progress in the Fire Service....why the two are not Mutually Exclusive.


                The complete history of your department. Who was important in its beginnings, etc etc etc.

                Good luck!

                oh and Harve...old Chiefs go higher 'cause of their wisdom and experience....

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                • #9
                  The 2/20 phenomenon(sp?)..that is 2 days on, but acting like 20yrs of experience.

                  Or how the use of man-made sythetics have increased the danger of fire and to firefighters as compared to our turn of the century counterparts.
                  AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo

                  IAFF Local 3900

                  IACOJ-The Crusty Glow Worm

                  ENGINE 302 - The Fire Rats

                  F.A.N.T.A.M FOOLS FTM-PTB

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                  • #10
                    How about the total disregard for firefighter safety in the building construction industry.

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                    • #11
                      Modern research and testing methods and the fire service.

                      http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/
                      PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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                      • #12
                        Then there's the 'hot' issue on why children sleep through smoke detectors --

                        http://www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr031203.html

                        Or why the US has the highest (or one of the highest) fire mortality rates in the world considering we're a wealthy country.

                        Sprinkler systems or flammable decorative materials -- relating to the Rhode Island fire.

                        I studied Fire Science and did papers on smoke detectors, the Long Island '95 "wildfire" (one paper right after it happened and a follow-up paper for grad school a couple of years ago), and a paper on the psychological aspects of arsonists.

                        Good luck.
                        "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there."
                        -- Jim Henson (1936 - 1990)

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                        • #13
                          This list could be endless

                          Zac,
                          How about fire fighters who are really fire lighters, problems and solutions?

                          How about volunteer recruitment and retention?

                          How about leadership in the fire service, problems, solutions and case studies?

                          How about a comparitive analysis of the NFA ICS and other Incident Command Systems?

                          How about the methods and strategies of Wildland Interface concerns and fire suppression?

                          How about community planning and it's impact on fire protection in the rural setting? Or the Suburban setting? Or the Urban setting?

                          How about the impact of the most recent health care privacy laws on how we do our EMS business?

                          How about the success and failure of sprinkler systems in the residential property?

                          Hope this helped get your creative juices flowing.

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                          • #14
                            Do you think poor Zach's head has exploded ?
                            IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
                            Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
                            ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
                            RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
                            LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
                            I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
                            "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
                            http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

                            Comment

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