Report on the Future of the National Fire Service: Year 2000 and Beyond   [open pdf - 2MB]

"On April 30-May 1, 1992, The National Fire Academy's (NFA) Board of Visitors sponsored a workshop at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The purpose of the workshop was to envision the environment, service demands, and training requirements of the American fire service in the year 2000 and beyond. […] The objectives of the workshop were to identify: Economic, technological, social, and political factors that will affect the fire service; Fire service issues and requirements that will affect the fire service beyond the year 2000; and Education and training issues that will affect the fire service beyond the year 2000. Facilitators at the workshop asked participants to look at the future of the fire service within the specified time scale. They cautioned the participants not to express what they would like to see, or to outline steps that ought to be taken. Facilitators asked participants to use their knowledge and experience to draw a picture of the future of the fire service, even if that future is not what they would like. Workshop participants met in three sessions to look at external factors that will affect the fire service, changes in the fire service itself, and education and training in the year 2000 and beyond."

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Workshop at the NAtional Emergency Training Center (NETC), Emmitsburg, Maryland, April 30 - May 1, 1992
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