A new report provides documentation of a recent workshop, "Professional Qualifications 'Now and Beyond Workshop' for Fire and Emergency Services".
The fire service and other emergency responders in North America have a well-developed infrastructure to address professional qualifications (Pro-Qual), and this includes the eighteen separate standards administered by the NFPA Pro-Qual Project. However, there are various technical and procedural issues requiring attention, and similarly, there are questions on the future vision of the Pro-Qual infrastructure. Download the report from this event.
The workshop, held April 13-14 in Irving, TX, was hosted by by NFPA with support for administration, implementation and documentation provided by the Fire Protection Research Foundation.