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Fire Vehicles Tips
A Time-out for Safety
With Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week under way, many fire and EMS agencies are taking a time-out from regular training activities to have a department safety ...
Safe driving and centers of gravity
How many times have we heard of a fire apparatus crash that was caused when the driver drifted off the right side of the road, attempted to bring the vehicle back onto the road, ...
Checking your vehicles are not overweight
Most districts have some type of scrap or junk yard that has a certified vehicle scale... ...
How to handle hydroplane situations
Should you find yourself in a hydroplane situation, research has shown that you should take a firm grip of the steering wheel, take your foot off the accelerator and do not touch ...
Lead by example
The first step in being an effective leader is to look at yourself, get to know your strengths and weaknesses, and understand them... ...
Fuel-saving measures
The Morning Star Fire Department in Garland County, which is mostly volunteer, has implemented some fuel-saving measures... ...
Driving safety
Driving is one of the most hazardous tasks that we perform when assigned to fires ...
Driving safety
Driving is one of the most hazardous tasks that we perform when assigned to fires. Vehicle operators need to recognize their own poor driving habits and strive to develop proper ...
Managing vehicle traffic in smoke
Smoke has the potential to cause safety hazards to vehicle traffic in the vicinity of active fires, especially at night. The following traffic-related items should be considered ...
Wildland vehicle entrapment
If you find yourself in a fire entrapment situation where a shelter deployment is not possible, using a vehicle for refuge may be an option. ...
Company officers should ensure safe vehicle operations
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, of the 106 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2005, 26 were the result of vehicle accidents. Emergency vehicle accidents can ...
Proper training is crucial for emergency vehicles operation
Before you let just anyone in your department drive a fire truck or ambulance, serious consideration should be made to develop a driver-training program with stringent guidelines. ...