By Adam K. Thiel
As much of a tragedy as last year's Texas wildfires became, it's nice to see an entire community (fire service and beyond) learning lessons and, more importantly, taking action based on the experience.
We know that many of the incidents to which fire departments respond are impactful to those involved. Less frequent are those (like these wildfires) that serve as "focusing events" for a whole community.
It's vitally important that we take advantage of these opportunities to have candid conversations with those we serve about our capabilities and limitations. Just as critical is making sure our own members take the lessons and convert them into positive action.