Speaking at FRI 2019 Atlanta

Friday, August 9, Bart van Leeuwen, CEO of Netage B.V. will talk about the Amsterdam Fire Department: ‘From Traditional Aggressive to Cutting Edge Aggressive.’ at Fire Rescue International 2019 in Atlanta, USA

The Amsterdam Fire Department has a long tradition of maintaining its own tactics and procedures over the national standards all based on our experience, pride and rich history, going back to the 1600’s. Change was not something easily achieved within the department, early 2000s we were ran with 13 year old fire trucks and woolen PPE! Fast forward to 2018, the department has transformed every aspect of the fire fighting operations, our tactics, our PPE, our fire trucks, our equipment and our training. This presentation will give you an overview of the motivations for change and the lessons learned, what works and what doesn’t, who to involve if you want to have a radical change to make your operations modern and safe but still aggressive!

Come to the CHIEF-111 session, Amsterdam Fire Department: From Traditional Aggressive to Cutting Edge Aggressive. Friday, August 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Georgia World Congress Center, B312