Emergency responders are being encouraged to sign up on a FEMA forum to share training opportunities and information.
TRADENet has been established by FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration so emergency responders can maximize performance by sharing training opportunities and information, and networking to open up communication.
The platform lets members post requests for information — for example, about equipment or training resources that they may need — and publishes them in its weekly bulletin. It covers a wide range of training opportunities along with new research about best practices that members might not find easily on their own.
The TRADE network was established to share fire, rescue and emergency medical training needs, and identify national trends that have an impact on training and education. The quick and easy information-sharing helps time-poor first responders connect with other fire departments in all 50 states and identify opportunities for improvement and advancement through knowledge-sharing.
TRADEnet members can submit articles of interest, requests for information and pieces that showcase individual agencies so long as they are approved by the chief or program director in the weekly newsletter.
First responders can sign up to join TRADEnet here.