Let Burn

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department. Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, and eloquent memoir, Let Burn recounts her experiences as a firefighter/paramedic, during which time she witnessed aspects of life and death few people are privy to, experiences that shaped her as a professional and as a person. From the rigorous demands of training to the extraordinary calls Wentz responded to, Let Burn details the gratifying aspects of the field, but also demonstrates the precarious nature of the job: a heated altercation at the scene of an industrial fire leads to Wentz losing almost everything she’s worked for and the dramatic end of a storied career. In vivid detail, Let Burn provides a firsthand glimpse into the hidden world of firefighting and emergency medicine.
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"Let burn" – Feuer als verheerende Naturkatastrophe?

Author: Eva-Maria Greulich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640687175

Category: Science

Page: 82

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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Geographie als Schulfach, Note: 1,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Department für Geo- und Naturwissenschaften), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Schon seit 1,5 Millionen Jahren versucht der Mensch die Naturkraft Feuer zu zähmen und nutzt ihre Eigenschaften – ihr Licht, ihre Wärme und ihre Brennkraft. Jedoch brachten die Flammen auch oft Unheil, wenn sie die Zivilisation gefährdeten oder schädigten. Ein negativer und bedrohlicher Aspekt haftet der Naturkraft noch heute an – sie wird als zerstörerisch empfunden und muss unter allen Umständen kontrolliert werden. Doch ist Feuer tatsächlich eine derart gefährliche und destruktive Kraft, die Mensch und Natur schadet? In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll dies untersucht werden. Negative sowie positive Aspekte dieser vermeintlichen Naturkatastrophe sollen dargestellt und erläutert werden, um ein differenziertes Bild des Faktors „Feuer“ im Zusammenhang mit natürlichen und anthropogenen Einflüssen zu schaffen.
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Let It Burn

MOVE, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Confrontation that Changed a City

Author: Michael Boyette,Randi Boyette

Publisher: Quadrant Books

ISBN: 1937868338

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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"A balanced, well-written account which provides the best overall understanding of these events." ?Library Journal "Compelling."?Publishers Weekly "A solid report from an unusual perspective."?Kirkus Reviews "A balanced view."?Booklist On a narrow street in a working-class neighborhood, the police are held at bay by a small band of armed radicals. Two assaults have already failed. After a morning-long battle involving machine guns, explosives, and tear gas, the radicals remain defiant. In a command post across the street from the boarded-up row house that serves as the militants? headquarters, the beleaguered police commissioner weighs his options and decides on a new plan. He will bomb the house. Let It Burn is the true-life story of the confrontation between the Philadelphia Police Department and the MOVE organization?a group that rejected modern technology and fought for what it called "natural law." The police commissioner's decision to drop an "explosive device" onto the house's roof?and then to let the resulting fire burn while adults and children remained in the house?was the final tragic chapter in a decades-long series of clashes that had already left one policeman dead and others injured, dozens of MOVE members behind bars, and their original compound razed to the ground. By the time the fire burned itself out, eleven MOVE members, many of them women and small children, would be dead. Sixty-one houses in the neighborhood would be destroyed. There would be a city inquiry, numerous civil suits, and two grand-jury inquests following the confrontation. Michael Boyette served on one of the grand juries, where he had a front-row seat as the key players and witnesses?including Mayor Wilson Goode and future Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell?recounted their roles in the tragedy. After the grand jury concluded its investigation, he and coauthor Randi Boyette conducted additional independent research?including exclusive interviews with police who had been on the scene and with MOVE members?to create this moment-by-moment account of the confrontation and the events leading up to it.
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Let It Burn

Author: Satellite Stevens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483643603

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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I remember being three years old standing inside my doorway in a checkered red dress. My older brothers and sisters were on the porch. I heard a shot and a scream. Everybody yelled for me to get back in the house. My sisters flew inside at the insistence of my mother. We watched from the window as police cars came streaming down the road with their lights flashing. There were loud sirens. Then an ambulance followed. I was fighting to get my face to the window so I could see but I wasnt big enough. I became frustrated and cried, wet tears filling my face, so my oldest sister lifted me up. Then word got around that the man who was killed was the boy Jasons father, who lived up the street. I knew Jason and liked him. He had a pretty face and a big smile. Every time he came by the house and I was standing on the porch, he would say hi and call me by my name. Sometimes he would say, Are you being a good little girl? Other times he would say, You look very pretty. I thought about Jason and how he felt. He stood tall and proud and seemed like an old little kid, much older than me. He seemed caring inside and always dressed nice. I never knew my father, so I often wondered what it was like to have a father. I wondered what a man did in the house. Now I wondered about Jason. I wondered if he was going to cry. I wasnt allowed to go to the funeral, but I really wanted to. I wanted to see him and make sure he was okay. I wanted to tell him I wished those men didnt shoot his father.
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"Let's burn that bridge when we come to it"

Geech

Author: Jerry Bittle

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 9780836212570

Category: Humor

Page: 127

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Cartoons portray the comic adventures of the dim-witted gas station attendant, Geech, and the other inhabitants of a small town
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Let It Burn

The Barrington Billionaires

Author: Ruth Cardello

Publisher: Ruth Cardello

ISBN: 0997914807

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Let It Burn: The Barrington Billionaires 4
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Let's Burn the Flags of All Nations

Author: Michael Brownstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945766114

Category: American poetry

Page: 194

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Poetry. Fine, provocative, incendiary, passionate and visionary poems, by a widely admired poet and novelist.
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Loving Gigi

Author: Ruth Cardello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999242575

Category:

Page: N.A

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Gigi BassanoJung. Hübsch. Idealistisch. Stolz. Gigi wuchs fernab des Andrade-Clans auf, doch das hat in ihr einen Schmerz hinterlassen, den sie nicht leugnen kann. Als sie eine Einladung zu den Hochzeiten ihrer Brüder erhält, weigert sie sich zunächst, ändert dann jedoch ihre Meinung und nimmt an den Feierlichkeiten teil, ohne jemandem davon zu erzählen. Sie gestattet es sich nicht, ihre Familie zu lieben, doch sie kann auch nicht fernbleiben. Enttäuschung und ein gebrochenes Herz sind vorprogrammiert. Ganz besonders als sie sich Kane, dem besten Freund ihres Bruders, an den Hals wirft.Kane SanderAttraktiv, reich, treu, beschützerisch. Er sollte sie nicht begehren. Doch er tut es. Er sollte sich von ihr fernhalten. Doch es gelingt ihm nicht.Liebe beugt sich keinen Regeln. Man kann sie leugnen. Man kann vor ihr davonlaufen. Doch Liebe findet immer einen Weg.Die Andrades:Ein Ableger der Legacy-Reihe mit Gastauftritten der Charaktere, die Sie in dieser Serie so lieb gewonnen haben.
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WARS OF THE MIND VOL.4

Author: Jonathan W. Haubert

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490721797

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

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ANOTHER EPIC STEP HAS BEEN MADE IN WARS OF THE MIND VOL. 4 (ON-TOP A HILL - BENEATH A TALL TREE.) THIS NEW INSTALLMENT IN THE ONGOING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL BATTLES OF THE WARS OF THE MIND FOLLOWS VOCALIST/ POET JONATHAN W. HAUBERT THROUGH SOME OF THE DARKEST TIMES OF THE POET'S CAREER AND LEADING TO THE MOST EPIC ADVENTURES OF HIS LIFE. AFTER THE COMPLETION OF VOL. 3 (BEHIND OPEN DOORS.) JONATHAN WAS READY TO TAKE FULL CONTROL OF HIS PERSONAL STRUGGLES THROUGH INNER STRENGTH AND SOBRIETY BUT SUCH ACHIEVEMENTS WERE SHORT LIVED, AFTER GAINING THE NEWS OF THE DEATHS OF MANY LOVED ONES, JONATHAN THEN FELL BACK INTO A MUCH DARKER DEPRESSION. HEARTBROKEN AND AT ROCK-BOTTOM, JONATHAN WAS SEARCHING FOR CONTROL AND HOPE, AND THAT HOPE WAS INDEED GAINED, WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REUNITE WITH LONGTIME BEST-FRIEND AND GUITARIST JULIO C. SALAZAR IN COUNT YOUR DEAD AND TO JOIN IN THE WRITING AND RECORDING OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM "NO RETURN." SO ONCE AGAIN I WELCOME YOU THE READER INTO THIS ENDLESSLY GROWING POETIC WORLD OF LOVE, DEATH, RAGE, PAIN, HATE, HOPE AND TRUTH. SO COME NOW AND TAKE THIS FOURTH STEP INTO THE WARS OF OUR MINDS.
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The Forest Service

Fighting for Public Lands

Author: Gerald W. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337949

Category: Nature

Page: 459

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Illuminates the Forest Service and its responsibilites of managing 193 millions acres of public land.
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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter

Art and Other Novelties

Author: Morley

Publisher: Cameron Books

ISBN: 9781944903404

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter is Los Angeles-based artist Morley's second collection of art created for the street. Blending humor, hope, and his unique perspective on life, he specializes in bold, typographic posters, which he wheat-pastes within the urban landscape. Disregarding legal boundaries and personal safety, Morley's commitment to offering hope, humor, poetry, and wisdom is literally on display in each of his pieces. The book includes a two-sided removable 11 x 16 1/2" poster
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Let It Burn

An Alex McKnight Novel

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250034526

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The newest novel in the acclaimed Alex McKnight series by two-time Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hamilton. Alex McKnight doesn’t leave Michigan's Upper Peninsula if he can help it. He steers clear of Detroit in particular, where he once worked as a cop. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. But a woman he can’t shake has drawn him back to finally see what’s there between them. While he’s in the city, he can’t help but stop by his old precinct. It’s now closed, like the countless abandoned buildings that surround it. His visit has reminded him of a case he was working on during that last summer. After his partner was killed and Alex left the force, the case was solved, and a man was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Alex remembers something, a seemingly small piece of the puzzle that he never got to share. But all these years later, when he looks up the now-retired lead detective, this new piece of information doesn’t exactly get a warm reception. The detective solved the case, after all, and justice was served. Until Alex does a little more digging and finds out that the real culprit might have gotten away. And might still be out there, preying on more victims...
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Let It Go

Burn, Bury, Rip, Repeat

Author: Joanna Arettam

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781609250430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Let go of anger, grief, sadness, and creative blocks of all kinds. Make way for peace, contentment, and a sense of purpose and creativity. Bummed out? Ticked off? Hemmed in? Tied down? Choked up? Take this book and write it down, then tear it up, or soak it in water, or burn it. And let it go! Let It Go helps get rid of those negative feelings to make room for what makes us happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser. It’s elemental — in order to give up bad habits for more healthy ones, we need to let go. Let It Go uses simple, fun rituals involving the four elements — fire, water, air, earth — to render negative issues harmless by altering them and releasing them forever. Let It Go is a simple book with a profound message and a unique format. Joanna Arettam helps readers identify the enemies they wish to vanquish. Through examples, exercises, anecdotes, and inspirational quotes, she gives us permission to let go of what’s holding us back. Transformation is the theme of part two. In the back of the book are perforated pages called "Contracts for Transformation." Write down what we wish to let go of, how we wish to transform it. But writing is just the beginning. Tear these pages out of the book and burn, bury, soak, or scatter them. The physical world can absorb those negatives and transform them into positives. For example, let go of anger by writing a list of things that makes you see red on a "Contract with Earth." Bury the contract in a pot of loamy soil and into that small vessel of earth place seeds of a plant that will grow to yield a beautiful crimson flower!
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Let It Burn

Author: Michelle Carey

Publisher: Sunrai Multimedia, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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Meet Amber. Meet Jade. Amber and Jade have been best friends since childhood, each growing up searching for the fairy tale romance with their knights in shining armor. Each achieves the ultimate dream for it to only turn to the ultimate nightmare.
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Blazing Heritage

A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks

Author: Hal K. Rothman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208066

Category: History

Page: 304

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.
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Funfare 2

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712322945

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Beach Lane Collection

Beach Lane; Skinny-Dipping; Sun-Kissed; Crazy Hot

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442482966

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1248

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The Hamptons are hot—and Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui are hitting the beach for four sizzling summers in this complete collection of the Beach Lane series. Mara Walters, Eliza Thompson, and Jacqui Velasco first meet as newly hired au pairs for a wealthy family summering in the Hamptons. But babysitting takes a backseat to romance as the girls explore the local nightlife and pursue their dreams of having it all. And though it seems like their summers are golden, they’ll have to be careful—because sometimes when the sun shines, it scorches. This complete eBook collection of the Beach lane series includes Beach Lane, Skinny-Dipping, Sun-Kissed, and Crazy Hot. The Beach Lane series is created by Alloy Entertainment, producer of bestselling teen and middle grade series including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. Originally published as the Au Pairs series.
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