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Mental stress[ edit ] 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   and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Mental stress can have long lasting affects on the brain. 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.
Firefighting worldwide The Paris Fire Brigade is a French Army unit which serves as the fire service for Paris and certain sites of national strategic importance. Firefighters tackling a blaze in Montreal, Canada In Germany, even the smallest villages are required to have a volunteer fire department, called the "Freiwillige Feuerwehr", by law.
Even the biggest German city, Berlin, with more than 3. However, due to urbanization and a shrinking populationvery small villages may be exempt from this requirement if the area can be covered by the fire department from a neighboring town.
If this is not the case, a compulsory fire department is established by conscripting every able-bodied inhabitant between 18 and 63 years of age. A career fire service is mandatory for towns with more thaninhabitants.
Consequently, only German cities have a career fire service, called the " Berufsfeuerwehr ", but in all of these cities a volunteer fire service exists too.
In cities with a career fire service, volunteer fire brigades support the career fire service in the case of several emergencies at once, bigger fires, accidents and disasters. In a few of the bigger towns usually more than 35, inhabitants a large volunteer fire department could consist of a core of career firefighters supported by true volunteer firefighters.
However, the official title of those departments is nevertheless "volunteer fire service". The structure in Austria is similar to Germany.
As ofsome 4, volunteer fire departments, the back-bone of the Austrian fire service, could rely on aboutmen and women voluntary firefighters as active members.
In Venezuelathere are, beside the types mentioned above, university firefighters. They attend any emergency inside the campus and the zones around; however, their most important job is to develop new technologies in this area, thanks to the high level of education of its members: There are fire headquarters and 3, volunteer fire corps.
These have a total ofactive career firefighters and 21, vehicles with 4, fire houses;[ citation needed ]volunteer firefighters share an additional 51, trucks. In Romaniathe Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations is responsible for fire fighting and civil defense.
In Singaporethe Singapore Civil Defence Force is responsible for fire fighting and emergency response. In addition to career firefighters, there are conscripted firefighters, generally young adults between the ages ofthat join under the national service scheme see Conscription in Singapore.
In India municipalities are required by law to have a fire brigade and participate in a regional fire service.Firefighter definition: Firefighters are people whose job is to put out fires.
| Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. a person whose job is to put out fires see also fireman Oxford Collocations Dictionary adjective full-time, part-time, volunteer, verb + firefighter call, call out, kill, firefighter + verb battle something, fight something, tackle something, See full entry Extra examples A wildfire near Sydney killed three firefighters.
Firefighters battled to save a . See the full definition for firefighter in the English Language Learners Dictionary. firefighter. noun.
fire·fight·er | \ ˈfīr-ˌfī-tər \ Kids Definition of firefighter: a person whose job is to put out fires. Other words from firefighter. The term groupie is a slang word in reference to a fan of a particular musician, celebrity, or musical group who follows this person or band around while they are on tour or who attends as many of their public appearances as possible, usually in hopes of getting to know them more.
The term is almost universally used to describe young women who follow these individuals in hopes of establishing. A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and .
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