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Code 3 Podcast: Crash scene vehicle electrical safety

Learn more about approaching vehicles safely at accident scenes in this episode


The technology in cars today is a little scary … and we’re not talking about autonomous vehicles.

Our guest for this episode of Code 3 is Ron Moore.

Ron’s a retired division chief with the McKinney, Texas Fire Department, and now serves with Prosper, Texas Fire Rescue. He’s published the “Vehicle Rescue 1-2-3” training manual, and runs the University of Extrication.

When you arrive at a crash scene, you need to be sure the vehicle is shut off and it won’t start back up again. Because if it does, you could have a very bad day. Learn more about approaching vehicles safely at accident scenes in this episode of Code 3.

Code 3 is hosted by award-winning journalist Scott Orr, who has covered the fire/EMS/police beat for most of his 30-plus year career in news. He’s worked around the country in both TV and print. Orr was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease over a decade ago, but that doesn’t stop him from interviewing fire service leaders on issues that concern firefighters around the nation.

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