FireWhat is an emergency services technology company, bringing life saving innovations to a technology deprived industry!
Inspired by the need for training!
FireWhat Inc. was founded to provide free high quality information and training to the broadest audience of emergency responders possible, and to innovate badly needed technology for the Fire and Emergency Services. By both empowering our users with knowledge and allowing them to make their own contributions to the site, we are creating a self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes the most comprehensive and competent firefighting and emergency response community.
FireWhat.com is our avenue to change the way information and training are delivered. With the information available to anyone with internet, FireWhat.com will save lives!
How It All Began...
In the winter of 2006, two friends set out on a journey to build a fire engine in Boise, Idaho. One of the two firefighters was going to school to receive his bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Management, and the other was working towards promotion to the rank of Fire Captain.
On the 3,300 mile journey, the two talked about changing the way that fire service training is delivered. Three years later the two took a 7,700 mile road trip around Australia, and again, the same topic dominated their conversation.
The discussion continued over a period of four years. In the summer of 2010, a young motivated friend sat in on one of the lengthy discussions. She brought some excellent ideas to the table and began jotting them down. Soon the idea started to take shape, and that day turned the idea into a bit of a reality.
Nine months later, Articles of Incorporation were filed, a website domain was acquired, and people were hired to administer the day to day operations of a dream! Over the last 24 months, FireWhat has worked to develop new technologies and delivery methods. Our most exciting innovation has been the creation of the Wildfire Suite of Mobile Applications.
Thanks for helping us make this happen. Now let's keep it going and bring our responders home safe!
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