Interesting question regarding science in the fire service! As you may have noticed from the comments, there seems to be a general idea that experience is a lot (!) more important than science and reading books. I do not fully agree: experience is important, but it has to go hand in hand with science. In a lot of cases science can explain why things happens as they do. I know a lot of people (from all over the world) who have a lot of experience, but since they've never read a book they don't have a clue on what's going on at a fire scene. I also have a lot of un'experienced friends with a scientific background or with a good eye for science who I would trust my life to any day. And regarding writing books: books for the fire service shouldn't (generelly) tell people how to do things (they can figure that out for themselves). Books should be on why (as I think you indicated)! Have a look at Ed Hartins blog, at cfbt-us.com. Good stuff!
Oregon eh? That's cool. Ha that's a long ways away from my little town here in NC, haha.
I'm sure that physics will come in handy somewhere. I know what you mean about the unexpected love of firefighting, I'm in that same boat.
I actually am a tutor for the state of NC and I teach math and reading for grades K-8, but I'm working on my paramedic certification as well, hoping to get on with a career Fire/EMS department in the next year or so.
Good luck with your last semester! Trust me, it goes by quicker than you want it to, haha. God Bless!!
hey just a thought about your blind lady y dont u give her a phone number to call thats not 911 for help thats what i did and i go over there from time to time just to talk and keep her company now im not gonna lie ada makes some dang good cookies so we kinda have an alterier motive on that one lol
Cool...we just got back in from a lightning strike at a haystack. Not very exciting but we did get to "put the wet stuff on the red stuff " .Good luck with classes and welcome back.Take care and stay safe.