Emergency! Gas Fire!

Written by Thomas Yoon

Woooooooo……Woooo………The siren sounded. All of us looked at each other with excitement. The time has come for us to go into action.

From all overrepparttar building, we can see Emergency Response Team members coming out, some looking a bit dazed. A general alarm had been sounded andrepparttar 119508 ERT has been activated!

Atrepparttar 119509 command post,repparttar 119510 "Commander" quickly briefed allrepparttar 119511 ERT members aboutrepparttar 119512 situation. There was a fire atrepparttar 119513 LPG storage tank, and there was an urgent need to put outrepparttar 119514 fire beforerepparttar 119515 tank becomes so hot and pressurized that it explodes. Very serious and widespread damage will certainly occur if that happened.

So allrepparttar 119516 ERT members swung into action. Fromrepparttar 119517 command post, they ran allrepparttar 119518 way torepparttar 119519 LPG area. One member was assigned to repparttar 119520 fire pump house to take care ofrepparttar 119521 fire pumps. This type of fire needed a tremendous amount of water to cool downrepparttar 119522 tank. A few members barricadedrepparttar 119523 area leading torepparttar 119524 fire. This was necessary to ensure thatrepparttar 119525 scene ofrepparttar 119526 fire be restricted only to people who are able to help, to ensure thatrepparttar 119527 fire brigade has free access, and for controllingrepparttar 119528 crowd.

Asrepparttar 119529 ERT members reachedrepparttar 119530 scene ofrepparttar 119531 fire,repparttar 119532 Commander directedrepparttar 119533 operations while keeping in touch with one member who was assigned for communications work atrepparttar 119534 command post.

The Direct Attack Team swung into action with their hoses. There were 4 persons in each hose team -repparttar 119535 first nozzle member,repparttar 119536 second support,repparttar 119537 third runner, andrepparttar 119538 fourth hydrant valve operator. Each member played their part to makerepparttar 119539 hose connections, operaterepparttar 119540 valves, and advancing as smoothly as possible.

The LPG fire need to be extinguished - but not byrepparttar 119541 water. Extinguishingrepparttar 119542 fire in this way will create another hazard. Ifrepparttar 119543 gas were to escape unburned, it could be more dangerous. Any spark later on can igniterepparttar 119544 gas and cause a bigger fire, possibly causing a tremendous rush of expanding gases. Sorepparttar 119545 hose team have to try to approachrepparttar 119546 fire in order to closerepparttar 119547 gas valve. That will stoprepparttar 119548 fire andrepparttar 119549 escaping gas.

7 ways to make a GREAT first impression!

Written by Lee Hopkins

1. Focus onrepparttar other Being known as a 'natural' at interpersonal communication is not just a gift that a select few enjoy. We can all enjoyrepparttar 119507 reputation of being 'a great communicator'.

Simply focusrepparttar 119508 conversation onrepparttar 119509 other person. This takesrepparttar 119510 pressure off you --- you don't have to be a witty bon-vivant to be a great communicator.

Avoid interrogating your new acquaintance, and if you are really nervous do your best to control twitches and jittery movements. And (best hint coming...) ALWAYS slow your speaking rate down. Nervousness makes us talk too fast.

2. The eyes have it Here's a great 'rule breaker': instead of sticking torepparttar 119511 'respect someone's privacy and personal space' rule, when you meet someone forrepparttar 119512 first time give them a good look right inrepparttar 119513 eyes.

It's well known that when we look at someone we find attractive, our pupils dilate, a phenomenon thatrepparttar 119514 other person instinctively picks up on. Well, that phenomenon can also be put to good use in our business dealings, too. Noticerepparttar 119515 other person's eye colour, say 'great' to yourself, and you'll find yourself involuntarily smiling. The other person will pick up on your mood.

But try and avoid smiling lecherously, or as a vampire would when contemplating a tasty new neck...

3. Get over your 'bad hair day' Whilst 'being yourself' is always a good thing for relational honesty, try and disguise your inherent pessimism and bad mood from new acquaintances.

Even though you know you are just 'having a bad day' or a bad half-hour,repparttar 119516 other person will probably decide that you are a 'full-time whinger', an impression and reputation hard to shake.

A bad mood will spread contagiously, bringing downrepparttar 119517 other person too. Better to start off positively; you can always let them see your 'other' side on another day...

4. "Mirror inrepparttar 119518 bathroom" ** Adjust your posture, voice and gestures to those of your new acquaintance. Establish rapport by mirroring their head nods and tilts. Speak at their pace and volume level. You'd be surprised by just how many different 'voices' a successful salesperson uses in a day -- they spend a large amount of time mirroringrepparttar 119519 other person's gestures, voice, language, pace, intonation and volume.

** (a wildly unsuccessful link to an 80s ska/reggae song)

5. Tread lightly... He's talking about his new Holden Commodore; you're thinking of your new Impreza WRX. Or she's talking about her latest small win atrepparttar 119520 office and you're thinking aboutrepparttar 119521 new $1M account you just landed single-handed.

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