firefighting academy

The FDNY christened a state-of-the-art Shipboard Simulator at the Fire Academy on Aug. 26. The four-story, 132 foot-long simulator, includes multiple training locations which recreate conditions firefighters would encounter aboard a vessel, including engine room fires (pictured), galley fires, oil tanker emergencies and fires on the ship’s deck.

bex-rambles  asked:

My cousin is fresh out of firefighting academy where they were given courses on PTSD. He told me about triggers, like how burnt flesh is one of the worst, and how smelling anything similar after retrieving a body from a fire can put you right back in that situation mentally. His chief has some issues after pulling a 9yo with 3rd degree burns from a treehouse fire, cuz he had a young daughter at the time. This is the shit Tumblr wants to equate with "hands and money make kinda me uncomfortable".

I'm Not Okay

I am 24 years old. Every single day I wake up and think to myself, “Great, I get to do this all over again.” For as long as I can remember, I have always put myself out there, trying to make everyone around me happy while struggling at the same time for someone to notice me, to appreciate me, to be there when I need them. I was the first to graduate high school in my family. I’ve graduated the police academy, firefighting academy, masseuse certified and I’ve even logged 250 hours of culinary training. Still I feel invisible. I spend the entire day in my head, hiding behind a smile because I don’t want to turn their days grey. I don’t want them to feel this. I wish I had a friend to talk to, but as soon as I get close to someone, I freak out and ruin it to the point where it’s no longer repairable. I drive 90 miles an hour in a 35 zone down the mountain sometimes hoping a deer or bear crosses my path and my brakes go out. I just wish I could wake up for one day and be happy that I did. Just once