New technologies come so quickly that we sometimes don’t have an opportunity to master them before the next one comes down the pike.
Join Editor Chris Mc Loone for an unboxing and demonstration of the TurboPierce: a lightweight piercing system for ultra-high-pressure firefighting.
The legacy of the firefighters who perished that day continues every time we respond to an emergency.
For now, it looks like our new normal is going to include digital solutions for everything from equipment demonstrations to fire apparatus preconference and final inspections to training.
Go back to the mission of the rig. What are you building it for? Keep your eyes on that, and the rest should work itself out.
I look back at our December 2019 issue’s “outlook” article and also the “Chief Concerns” column from that issue. Rich Marinucci stated, “Forecasting the future is not an exact science, and even futurists who have special abilities have challenges.”
It’s definitely an interesting time, and one in which there has been a hard shift to digital solutions for education, work, and the fire service.
Faced with the substantial challenge that this virus presents, the fire service has accepted the challenge and turned it into an opportunity.
Many articles have been written and videos produced by presenters, show management, and attendees covering the importance of this event, which is the largest fire service conference and exhibition in North America.
There is no hard and fast rule book for how fire department personnel should safeguard themselves from exposure to this virus. Each department will need to sort through the recommendations available and decide what fits its response plan best.