Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog Review

Dear Blog Readers,
I have written many types of writings for my blog. It has ranged from poetry to passion blogs. I always tried to share my opinion without sounding too factual or dry, and including other peoples opinion in the case of a book review.
The first blog post I am choosing to do is Yosemite Fire because this was one of my first blog posts and it caused me to find more facts than my opinion of the incident. I had to research the topic and find more information than was initially told by many sites. Since many sites were getting information from the same source, I was forced to find other resources that came from different sources. I had to find a balance between my emotions towards this subject and a dry factual standpoint. I wasn't very comfortable with my writing on this because I was starting to get the feel for writing a blog and I had other things that were more important.

The second blog post I’m choosing to do is my poem, called Firefighting Poetry. This poem is about firefighting pros and cons as well as a few rhymes here and there with other ones not as Dr. Seuss like, but just as good. I enjoyed writing this post more because all you really had to do was rhyme and say things that firefighters have going for them, both bad and good. This was enjoyable actually because it was so whimsical and fun to think of. Out of all the writing styles we did, poetry was one of my favorites. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Final Blog Post

Dear Blog Readers,

In this portfolio I have learned so much by doing this blogger assignment. It made me a better typer and also a better writer.  Also I learned about all the different writing styles there were out there and there were some that interested me and some that did not but that’s life.  My topic that I chose was fire technology. The reason I chose this is because I know a lot about firefighting and my partner that I did this assignment with knew a lot about technology so we put them together and chose fire technology.

I have chosen this Book Review #1 as one of my top blogger assignments. The reason I have chosen this book review is because I personally have read this book many times and I feel it is a great book to read, and it is also based on the true life of a firefighter. This book gives great detail about interior firefighting and how the firefighters risk their life’s everyday anytime a house catches on fire. I feel that this book will give you a great overview of the fire service and what is required to be in the fire service. This book helped me choose my career as a firefighter. It also gives you any information that you might possibly need to be a firefighter.

The second piece of writing that I chose was the Interior Fire Attack. I choose this topic for my SSR writing topic which stands for self-selected response. I choose this one because I know a lot about interior firefighting and it’s my career. Also it is something that I enjoy researching and learning more about. This writing has given me the opportunity to increase my learning and do more research on such a valuable topic. This post is my one of my favorite post. When I was typing this I felt like it was real life and this had actually happened and I was just writing a true story and showing my true knowledge. Also this post is full of words the people don’t understand because it’s in firefighter wording is what people call it and can be hard to understand.

I feel like this blog assignment was a very valuable assignment and it teaches you a lot of different things all at once. I hope in the future other students get the opportunity to do this assignment because I feel like it prepares you for the real world. I also feel that this assignment will teach you numerous different types of writing and you learn all about them. I would appreciate any feedback from anybody about my blog with what you liked or what you did not like about it. Also any thing else questions or comments will be very  appreciated. Thanks for reading my blog! TM

Monday, April 7, 2014

Freakonomics SSR

Firefighters have a dangerous job. 55% of them are volunteer and the other 45% are career. 50% of the firefighters that die, die from heart attack. 30% of them die from trauma and the other 20% die from other things such as medical breathing issues. The five states with the most deaths are Pennsylvania, 36; California, 33; New York, 33; North Carolina, 31; and Texas 26. Unfortunately these are all the statistics I could find about firefighters. Thanks for reading and have a nice day! I.S.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Freakenomics SSR

The amount of firefighters that die each year is a very significant number. There are about 25,000 firefighters each year. This number is a very significant but they also inherit roughly 30,000 firefighters a year. Also the #1 leading cause of death is either a heart attack or heat stroke. The average firefighter’s heart could not last forever because of the things they see and have to do. The heart is a vital organ in the body and as a firefighter gets older the heart has to pump harder and then eventually will fail or explode. The heart can only hold so much pressure. The #2 major cause of firefighters death is on traffic accidents where a firefighter is struck by a vehicle passing by

Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Review #1

This book contains lots of valuable information of brave firefighters fighting a blaze inside of a burning building. This book is also very educational and is a great way to learn about firefighting. Also this book has some tragic events in it about firefighters dyeing in the line of duty and not returning home. This book also provides information about the topic and it will give you a great understanding what firefighting is all about.

This book is probably most valuable to people who want to join or be a part of a fire agency. Also this book will give you a great overview of firefighting and what is required for either a volunteer firefighter or a paid firefighter. This book is good for young people coming straight out of high school and wanting a career in firefighting.

Finally this is one of my favorite books about firefighting. This book helped me learn all about my career and all the knowledge that I will need to get started so I know what I’m looking forward to. Also I would recommend this book to anybody interested in the fire service who wants to learn a lot more about firefighting.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Passion Blog #2

I am very passionate towards firefighters and how they risk their life's to help others. I admire how brave they are and how they work together flawlessly every time. They are a family, they watch each others back and help each other out in times of need. They save people everyday, save priceless pictures and are there for you after the fire, to help you through it all. Firefighters are heroes no matter what. You can always count on them to save the day when you're in trouble.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Firefighting Poetry

I think Firefighters are cool
They have a bunch of tools
Tools to cut stuff off
Or tools to knock stuff down
How do they not get a cough
From all that smoke I'm surprised the don't drown
If you're ever in danger
If you think you might fall
Just remember their not strangers
You know who to call