Mon, 2 Dec 2013|
Haltom, Bobby-Issues and Challenges in the Fire Service
Hi, I'm Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief of Fire Engineering Magazine, and I would like to fill you in on some of the new features that we have on our new online version of Fire Engineering Magazine here. First, I'd like you to take a look to the left of the magazine and you'll see what the propeller heads call a collapsible drawer. I have no idea why they call it that. But basically what you'll see in there is our Table of Contents and an issue search function, so that you can find articles by searching key words, like truck company, or rapid intervention, to find that related content in this issue. Or if the story is related to those topics. Also, in that drawer, you'll find thumbnails, which are a quick way for you to browse the magazine. An awesome feature in there is a search feature related to our back issues of Fire Engineering for that critical information that you may have missed or that you want to share with others. And there's a whole lot more, also if you take a look to the top of the screen, you'll see that we've greatly enhanced the zoom capability so you can look much more closely at some of those important diagrams and photographs that are contained in the amazing articles in fire engineering. We also have my favorite new feature and its an awesome reading mode. We also do to tremendous requests from you guys, have added a sharp feature called the share feature. So, now you can share a preview of some of those important training pieces and critical fireground information that you found in fire engineering with your fellow firefighters. Now as simply as using the click of a button. That gives you the opportunity to share that information prior to that roll call drill or that weekend drill that you are planning right now based on that article you just read. We've also made fire engineering a much more reader friendly online experience for your smartphone or your tablet. So now you can take that information you need right to the drill field. There's also the ability to download your issues to your desktop. So, that you can keep an archive of fire engineering with you all the time whether you're connected to the internet or not. I hope you're going to enjoy the new look of fire engineering online and I also hope that you enjoy all of the new digital features like the massive amount of video that we're putting into the magazine. And some of the other features that we have put into the new online version. If you have any input about the new online version that you'd like to share with us please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm Bobby Halton, thanks for your support of Fire Engineering. I'll see you soon at FDIC, and please remember be careful out there.