The Firewise team shared exhibit space with the (IAFC) Ready Set Go Program in the exhibit hall at the FRI conference. Both groups collaborated on getting messaging out to fire department personnel about resources available to them to help residents more effectively prepare in advance of a wildfire event. Many chiefs and department personnel stopped by the booths to pick up information and talk to team members.
The expo featured all kinds of new advances in fire prevention technology, including drones that could be used by fire departments, enhanced mobile command vehicles, new infrared heat sensing technology, virtual fire truck driving applications and more. A pink fire truck even made an appearance for breast cancer awareness.
The conference was well-attended, and the message shared by the NFPA’s Firewise team members and the IAFC Ready Set Go team was well-received. Many attendees shared that they appreciated the NFPA’s presence and support of their efforts to work with communities to meet the growing wildfire challenge faced by fire departments and communities in the future.