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    Question What are your thoughts about collocating fire, EMS and enforcement?

    Which of the following does your department require you to have training in...
    A) Fire
    B) EMS
    C) Law Enforcement
    D) Fire & EMS
    E) Fire, EMS and Enforcement
    F) EMS & Enforcement
    G) Other _________________________

    If you attended a collocated (fire, EMS, and enforcement) trade show/conference, which classes would you most likely choose:
    A) Fire-based only classes
    B) Combination of fire and EMS-based classes
    C) Combination fo Fire and enforcement classes
    D) Combination of fire, EMS and enforcement classes
    E) Other _________________________________

    What are your general thoughts about the value in attending a collocated event where fire, EMS and enforcement are all represented?

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    Default Thoughts?

    A number of folks have read this question but nobody has answered it. We're looking for feedback as we plan our event in Dallas, TX this September. Let us know what you are thinking. Thanks!

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    Fire and EMS is about as combined as I ever want to be. I would be more likely to attend a fire event over an EMS event.
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    I would think that being it is a FireHouse event and that 90% of the folks on here are FF/EMT types that the common answer will be FF/EMS.

    I know for me it is Fire/EMS. It gives you a chance to look at some of the new gear and equipment and some new ideas that may work in both areas. Class wise I would like to see smaller classes instead of the common whole day classes. Oh and MORE FREEBIES in the booths....

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    Default Thanks!

    I appreciate your comments. Doorbreaker - I'll see what I can do about the FREEBIES!

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    Fire & EMS would be a great mix.

    Fact is EMS has become the dominant and most critical service by the fire service and needs to be a part of every fire-related conference.

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    Default Thanks!

    I appreciate your response LaFireEducator.

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    My Fire Department expects our firefighters to be trained in firefighting and the Ambulance Attendants must be trained in EMS. If they cross train all the better, but they don't expect someone to.

    NONE of our people are trained in Law Enforcement (unless that is what they did previously). We do have a building inspector, but he is only following fire codes and doesn't have any real power in our little town.

    We had a building that was written up with fire/health code violations for years and the town Selectment would always give the business a free ride. That is until the STATE stepped in and closed the business down for the same violations that we'd been writing them up for years.

    On a personal note. If I were to go to a combined conference I'd go to whatever classes seems most interesting to me. Which could be fire/EMS/law. I'm interested in all three of them.
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    A then D in that order.

    *edit ( I reread the actual question) The answer would be D

    the original answer would reflect my personal opinion.
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    Default This is helpful...

    I appreciate everyone who's answered. We are working hard to develop Firehouse Central in Dallas this year, September 27-October 1. Your comments are important to usl! If anyone has not yet written a response, please do so. Thanks!

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