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Survey: Has your fire department embraced online training and high-tech tools?

Spotlighting the various types of educational tools to emerge during a new era of fire service training


COVID-19 forced many companies and organizations around the world to adjust their entire work and training models – in a matter of weeks. The fire service was no exception, with company officers quickly seeking new ways to reach members and support ongoing training efforts.

Some fire departments have adapted to the “new normal,” implementing a variety of high-tech tools (e.g., online learning, virtual reality training, simulators) for members’ continued growth, even through distance learning, while others are still navigating the challenges of modern training opportunities.

Has your department embraced high-tech and online training tools, whether prior to or as a result of the pandemic? Fill out the survey below to share an insight into the new era of firefighter training.

Janelle Foskett is the editor-in-chief of and, responsible for defining original editorial content, tracking industry trends, managing expert contributors and leading execution of special coverage efforts. She also serves as the co-host of FireRescue1’s Better Every Shift podcast. Foskett joined the Lexipol team in 2019 and has nearly 20 years of experience in fire service media and publishing. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a certificate in technical communications from the University of California, San Diego. Ask questions or submit ideas via email.