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April 14, 2021 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this month's eNews, Sarah Calams gives us a detailed look inside Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's one-of-a-kind Heavy-1 rescue truck, and Robert Avsec outlines a four-step process for determining whether an initial-attack apparatus or quick response vehicle (QRV) is the best fit for your agency. Also, Chief Billy Goldfeder explains what firefighters can do when they witness unsafe apparatus driving practices.

The FireRescue1 Team
 
FEATURED CONTENT
Inside Heavy-1: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's technical rescue apparatus
By Sarah Calams 
The behemoth apparatus has been used during significant events to help save lives
Is an initial-attack apparatus or QRV right for your department?
By Robert Avsec 
Use data to determine the appropriate apparatus for your department – and how staffing and tactics will change
Video: Engineers are driving too fast!
By Chief Billy Goldfeder 
Chief Billy Goldfeder tackles a question from a new firefighter unsure of who to talk to about unsafe driving practices
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
5 pillars of an effective fire department driving program
By Robert Avsec 
Applying risk management principles to reduce fire engineer driving risks
Truck check troubles: Tips to avoid apparatus rollaway during this essential task
By Mark van der Feyst 
Using the right wheel chocks on a flat surface goes a long way to reducing risk
5 keys to creating a fire department roadway safety program
By Scott Eskwitt  
The program should address sound policy, equipment preparation, scene size-up, program implementation and post-incident reviews
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