How would you rate the impact of the recent natural disasters faced in North America – USA/Canada (in the form of hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornados to name a few) or any mass casualty or domestic terrorism incidents  to which your first responders have supported and your department may have faced in 2017?

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* 1. How would you rate the impact of the recent natural disasters faced in North America – USA/Canada (in the form of hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornados to name a few) or any mass casualty or domestic terrorism incidents  to which your first responders have supported and your department may have faced in 2017?

If your department faced any of the above mentioned, how did the impact of the recent disasters affect your 2018 fire department budget to enable you to be better prepared?

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* 2. If your department faced any of the above mentioned, how did the impact of the recent disasters affect your 2018 fire department budget to enable you to be better prepared?

If your department did not face any of the above mentioned, how has your 2018 equipment budget changed compared to 2017?

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* 3. If your department did not face any of the above mentioned, how has your 2018 equipment budget changed compared to 2017?

What actions will your agency take to maximize your 2018 budget purchasing capabilities?

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* 4. What actions will your agency take to maximize your 2018 budget purchasing capabilities?

Which of the following have you changed as a result of the 2017 disasters sustained in your community?

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* 5. Which of the following have you changed as a result of the 2017 disasters sustained in your community?

Have the recent disasters and the evolution of the fire equipment marketplace changed the way you purchase equipment?  Please check all that apply

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* 6. Have the recent disasters and the evolution of the fire equipment marketplace changed the way you purchase equipment?  Please check all that apply

If financial constraints due to the above mentioned hamper your 2018 budget, which of the following offer the most value when purchasing equipment?

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* 7. If financial constraints due to the above mentioned hamper your 2018 budget, which of the following offer the most value when purchasing equipment?

For 2018, the results of your recruitment and retention efforts are expected to see...

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* 8. For 2018, the results of your recruitment and retention efforts are expected to see...

If 2017-2018 budgets are limiting your purchasing capabilities, what actions would you appreciate from equipment manufacturers?

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* 9. If 2017-2018 budgets are limiting your purchasing capabilities, what actions would you appreciate from equipment manufacturers?

Do you consider your department capabilities, both equipment and staff, adequate for the emergency response challenges you expect to face within the next 5 years based on your 2017 experiences?

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* 10. Do you consider your department capabilities, both equipment and staff, adequate for the emergency response challenges you expect to face within the next 5 years based on your 2017 experiences?

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