BY MARY JANE DITTMARA review of the research- and technology-related activities over the past year shows that represented are many of the areas of concern and topics that have engaged the fire-emergency-EMS services over that time. One example is responder safety. Research in this category is from varied perspectives-line-of-duty deaths, structural firefighting, training, equipment, and biotechnology, for example. Homeland security and all that that has come to encompass since 9/11 has brought into sharper focus concerns such as interoperability, information storage and sharing, occupant evacuation, structural collapse, and flammability issues. As a point of interest, research pertaining ...

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