If emergency management agencies do not commit time and resources, as well as create an honest and objective feedback system for training and exercises, we will never be fully competent.
Fire service quantification and qualification provides ways to show the community how we currently operate and improve ourselves.
In recent months, many hurricanes and other storms have produced widespread floods and flash flooding. However, many communities are not ready for floods.
As we watched Harvey, we can stand proud of local, state, and federal response teams, as well as community citizens who rescued others in need.
Numerous record hurricanes this year provided lessons to emergency managers, enabling them to determine what worked and what needs improvement.
With the creation of EMS, hazardous materials, technical rescue and fire inspection services, a typical paid fire department must now be an all-hazards planning and response organization. As a result, first responder training and education has also undergone improvements.
Rudolph Giuliani was a little known name outside of New York until 9/11. Now, 16 years later, he is still on evening news programs providing his assessment of leadership.
Retirement used to begin at an age when your first responder body was beat up, but you still had time to enjoy your retirement. Things are different now.
I would propose that you require a certain number of business cards from other conference attendees that you did not know prior to attending. More strategically, you need cards from your rank and higher and the follow-up strategy for that contact.
In the past year, several international events have occurred when terrorists have used vehicles as weapons; an expert offers some pointers on how to handle such events.