b'that can be achieved through cooperative efforts. This trend needs to continue and be improved and expanded. Deployment Standards: The adoption and promulgation of minimum fire service deployment standards has provided a basis to evaluate fire protection and emergency medical services. The application of these standards assists in the evaluation of fire protection services. The enhancement of these standards and the development of additional standards for fire service programs will enhance the professional standing of the fire services and improve the services they provide to their communities. Firefighter Credentials: A standardized and simple system for providing credentials for qualified firefighters and fire officers is needed to ensure that qualified people are enlisted to support major emergency operations and regional emergencies. Sustainable Revenue: Traditional government sources of revenue are being strained. Due to increasing demands on public finances on the local level, the percentage of revenue devoted to public safety services is declining. Model dependable revenue streams for the protection of fire services need to be developed. Fire Fighting Communities: The wildland and structural firefighting communities need to continue their cross exchange of experiences, training, resources, and capabilities. The Impact of Technology: Technological advances in society often bring unintended consequences to the fire service. Changes in the way that energy is generated and utilized in the future will surely bring increased challenges and potential opportunities to the fire service. 31'