Roundtable: Firefighting Technology

By John "Skip" Coleman

This month's theme is technology. About 15 years ago, I asked a question and I am interested to see if the answers given then still ring true. 

This month's Roundtable: What do you consider the most significant technological advancement in the fire service over the last 50 years?

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Skip Coleman: Firefighting RoundtableJohn "Skip" Coleman retired as assistant chief from the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue. He is a technical editor of Fire Engineering. a member of the FDIC Educational Advisory Board; and author of Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer (Fire Engineering, 1997), Managing Major Fires (Fire Engineering, 2000), Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer, Second Edition (Fire Engineering, 2008) and Searching Smarter (Fire Engineering 2011) and 2011 recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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