The December issue offers an opportunity to look to the future to see what awaits those in the fire service. First, I am sure most will say good riddance to 2020 and hope for a much better 2021. Looking ahead to the next year is never easy, but it is even more challenging because of the events of 2020.

It is hard to find too many negatives associated with fire-based EMS, but there are some challenges that need to be addressed, and some changes need to be made.

As the world gets more complex, so does the firefighter’s job. It is easy to sometimes overlook some facets of the job, but due diligence is required. Stay focused and prepared.

Using technology to improve performance, efficiency, and reliability is applicable to all aspects of the fire service. This would include the various components that make up fire trucks.