Sunday, November 24, 2019


Self Self-assessment and Cultural Sensitivity Test Essay I chose the cultural diversity self assessment and the cultural sensitivity test for this weeks journal. The results from the two self assessments I did show that I always, for the most part, try to see all points of view, realize my personal experiences shape my values and beliefs, am comfortable in situations with people who are different from me, and that it is important to hear all sides of the issue before making a decision. I think that empathy is one of my strongest qualities, and I think it is imperative that all counselors possess this quality. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes definitely helps you understand them better. After watching Multicultural and human growth and development considerations, I began to think of times in my life when I was made to feel like the â€Å"other.† The first time that I can remember feeling like this was when I learned that I had to attend pre-first. I went to a private school for Kindergarten, and at the end of that year, I was accepted to Nova elementary school. However, because of when my birthday falls, it was recommended that I go into pre-first, and first grade the following year. I remember telling my friends who started to make fun of me, by calling me slow or stupid, because I was not going directly into first grade. I felt like an outcast, and I felt like maybe they were sending me to pre-first because I was slow. Of course, my family assured me I was not, but being five years old, I would not hear it. I think this took a toll on my self esteem, and as I think back to elementary, middle, and high school I not only excelled in most subjects, I was place d in the gifted program after taking the test in second grade. I am not sure if the bullying made me try harder in school, either to prove those kids wrong, or just to prove to myself that I was not slow or stupid. I am not a bully, and I did not pick on people when I was younger, because I know how badly it can make someone feel. This quality has stayed with me throughout my adult life, and I would never do anything to someone else that would intentionally hurt their feelings or make them feel bad about themselves. It is important to realize how different we all are, and that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and no one should ever try to make someone else feel bad because of those differences or weaknesses. It is important to always think about where the other person is coming from and not just the way you see a situation. We all look at life through different lenses, and keeping that in mind helps us understand others. Based on the results of the self-assessment, I saw a few areas I could improve in. I need to try and be comfortable asking questions until I fully understand what others are trying to convey, rather than just making assumptions. While I am very comfortable expressing my own opinion and interacting with people who are unlike me in some ways, I could improve my efforts to talk to Self Self-contained Breathing Apparatus and Firefighter Essay Melanie Crumbaugh Mr. Tyban A8101 6 June 2014 Firefighting General Purpose: To inform. Specific Purpose: To teach my audience that firefighters are equipped with certain firefighter gear to help them to accomplish their tasks. Central Idea: Having the right firefighter tools and equipment can dramatically increase the level of a firefighters safety. Introduction: From the moment the tones drop firefighters have minutes to prepare. In addition to fighting actual fires, Firefighters must come in contact with smoke, water, collapsing floors, hot embers, and falling objects. Firefighters wear a full range of personal protective equipment to keep themselves safe on the job. This basic protection equipment consists of boots, pants, coat, helmet, a self-contained breathing apparatus, and gloves. Transition: The first thing a Firefighter puts on are specific boots. Body I.) Steel toed insulated rubber boots. a.) Waterproof firefighting boots are thick, natural rubber boots with rubber soles that function well on wet surfaces. b.) They have handles at the top to help pull them on. c.) The boots come up just below the knee. Transition: As you can see the pants are rolled over the boots so they can both be put on in one fluent motion. II.) Three distinct layers for coat and pants. a.) The most important of the gear is the thermal liner because it takes the biggest impact on thermal protection and heat stress reduction. b.) The next layer is the moisture barrier. These two layers account for 75% of the thermal protection performance of the gear. c.) The last layer is the outer shell and its purpose is to protect the inner components of the gear from water, chemicals, and viral agents. d) The pants and coats are lined with reflective stripes to help them be seen e) The coat is also equipped with DRD or drag rescue device, which in an instance where a firefighter goes down the built in harness on the coat can be pulled to help drag a downed firefighter out. Transition: The only thing the fire gear doesn’t cover is the head and neck, but this is where the nomax hood comes in. III.) Nomax hood a.) Can be worn under the hard hat as a protection against flame and electrical arcs. c.) It protects the firefighters neck and head that the gear doesn’t cover. Transition: In a fire, to protect their head from falling debris, a Firefighter must wear a helmet. IV.) Helmet a.) Helmet protects the head from falling objects or debris, which usually occur in burnt buildings. b.) You can also identify the rank of firefighter based on the color of the helmet. c.) The helmet is also equipped with a shield that is used for eye

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