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Careers Options for Women: Rescue
Meet three trailblazing women who have embarked on successful careers as EMT and rescue personnel. This program profiles Danielle Gagnon, a paramedic in Montreal’s emergency medical service; Julie De Grandpre, a rescue diver in the Canadian Coast Guard; and Pamela Kryskow, a firefighter with experience in a wide variety of emergencies. Remarks from coworkers and supervisors provide additional layers to the descriptions of each job. Part of the series Career Options for Women: Emerging Opportunities
The New York Fire Department (2/3/1898, New York), the London Fire Brigade (10/6/1932, London), and a fire brigade on ice (1/1/1934, Mittenwald, Germany) are featured in this video clip. (3 minutes)
Instruments of Murder: Catching History's Criminals—The Forensics Story
Viewer discretion is advised. Some content in this video may be objectionable. This video contains violent images.
Most murderers use a weapon. One of the top-priority tasks for detectives is to find that weapon. It can lead to the killer but it can also reveal so much more. Using cutting-edge forensic techniques, the murder weapon can now give us an insight into the mind of the killer. This program examines the murder weapon that until 150 years ago left no trace, how 3D crime-scene modelling is revolutionising gun crime investigations, and why, until recently, much of what we knew about fire analysis and arson was wrong
Law, Public Safety & Security
To serve and protect—whether as a paralegal, EMT, police officer, or in a host of other roles—that’s what the challenging occupations in this Cluster mean. This program profiles a number of men and women who work in these fields, highlighting how they got started in terms of training and education.
Modern Marvels: Firefighting! Extreme Conditions
This episode of Modern Marvels examines the most extreme raging fires and the firefighters who tame them. The program features interviews with a World War II firefighter who helped contain the London’s blitz fire. We also meet “Hell Fighters” who fight raging oil well fires, and “smoke jumpers” who parachute into forest fires. Firefighting: Extreme Conditions also takes a look at how NASA guards against the very real risk of a fire aboard a space vessel.
Modern Marvels: Firefighting! The Arson Detectives
This program from Modern Marvels: Firefighting! looks at the crime of intentionally setting fires. We follow investigators as they find evidence in the ashes left behind suspicious fires. Former A.T.F. head Richard Garner delves into the psychology of arsonists. Finally, we visit the California Criminalists Institute to learn how arson dogs are trained.