* 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?

* 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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