My full names are Salem Al Ameri. I was born twenty five years(25) ago on the fifteenth day of May 1984.I come from the United Arab Emirates where I received most of my initial elementary schooling. Professionally I am involved in the provision of firefighting and rescue services. At the Police School I received six months of training. Consequently I also received training in rescue and ambulance services for another six months after which I then embarked on a short course in fire rescue services for a period of eight months. I have studied theEnglish language for one year at the Colchester University. I am now pursuing my foundation first year course at the UCLAN University BHs specifically on Fire Safety and Risk Management.
Currently I am directly involved in the provision of fire fighting and rescue services whereby we respond to distress call directly on the ground. On reaching the site of the fire I am expected to assess the situation and make quick decisions pertaining to the source of the fore, extent of damage, casualties and potential casualties and react accordingly. My job also involves the provision of first aid services to any casualties at the site of the fire accident and consequently ensuring that they receive immediate medical attention. Among other roles and responsibilities are the evacuation of surrounding areas incase the fire is huge and has the potential to spread to surrounding areas. I also need to ensure the there are no explosive or flammable material in the vicinity of the fire that could aggravate it. As a professional, I have lofty ambitions as I intend to reach the pinnacle of my profession. I hope to one day head one of the fire departments in the United Arab Emirates(UAE)I also hope to develop the necessary expertise and gain the necessary experience inorder to be able to improve the civil defense structure in the United Arab Emirates. I am therfore undertaking the course with an aim of arming myself with the necessary skills in Fire Safety and Risk Management so that I can make informed decisions whenever the need arises. With knowledge gained from the cours I may be faced with a situation whereby analytical thinking will provide the necessary solutions. I therefore hope to achieve the necessary knowledge so that I may execute my duties as a firefighter very professionally and competently. On doing Skills Audit I have been able to assess my performance from a task and process management angle. I have realized that Skills Audit meetsperceived needs in team leadership and members and the team decision making skills. This is paramount in my quest in becoming an effective practitioner as teamwork is key in my profession. Effective teamwork plays a major role in getting the job done in the shortest possible time and in the most effecient way possible. When the team works as an optimally well oiled machine tasks are effectively delegated and consequentlly each and every team member wiil carry out his duties in keeping with his relevant qualifications. I therfore have relized over the year that I have to keep on working on my communication skills even more. As an effective practitioner in the fire fighting business directives and commands will be issued from the upper echelons of command.