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.
The question must be asked, “Have today’s standards exceeded fire departments’ financial abilities to meet them?” At one time, the answer to that question was probably no. But today, has the scale tipped the other way?
A tour of MSA's headquarters, R&D facility, and manufacturing facility revealed a company passionate about firefighter safety.
will drivers pay attention, or will they try to beat the firefighters to the firehouse so they can keep moving toward their destination? Time will tell.
Building training props into new station designs and station renovation designs just makes sense.
It isn’t often you get to sit down with someone who’s been with a company from its inception. It’s also not often you find yourself in the presence of a person who can say he built the fire truck in the room that hails from 1975.
I believe my job here and the jobs of everyone else involved with this magazine are to ensure, to the best of our ability, that the fire service is aware of what is available in the market to help them do their jobs better.