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The technology topic will keep you up to speed on new firefighting technologies, including improved emergency communications, advances in PPE, new fire apparatus and high-tech EMS technologies. The fire service has at times been deemed resistant to change; however, many firefighters are embracing the many technological advancements that will ultimately help keep them safer on the fireground and increasingly connected to their members. Learn about video and drone technology, the instruments being integrated into fireground research, the innovations driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more.

Cameras used by the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority will rely on AI to spot wildfires
Online training makes it easier to stay relevant and up to date, and offers convenience and flexibility
How to address real-world scenarios
Artificial intelligence is being tested to see how it can answer non-emergency calls, reducing dispatchers’ workload
Sterling firefighters completed FAA training to become certified pilots of the fire department’s new drone
U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell presided over the event that focused on current problems in the fire service
Government officials hear testimonies about challenges involving recruitment, cancer, mental health, EVs, climate change and beyond
Emporia firefighters will begin training on new extrication tools and additional forcible entry props thanks to capital improvement funding
The FDNY and the NYPD are reviewing drones that can drop flotation devices, electromagnetic shark deterrents
The Bloomington City Council’s agreement with Stryker will outfit FD vehicles with the latest technology
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire will be using the MSA G1, newly redesigned for comfort and ergonomics
National fire service leaders and research experts will discuss critical issues facing the fire service
The AskRail program gives dispatchers information on train contents and provides FFs with hazmat training additional chemical details