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August 20, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this month's eNews, Robert Avsec explains where to start when speccing a new pumper, and Scott Eskwitt outlines five essential components of a fire department roadway safety program. Also, Gordon Graham discusses the importance of chocking the wheels of a vehicle on fire.

The FireRescue1 Team
 
FEATURED CONTENT
Speccing a new pumper: Where to begin – Part 1
By Robert Avsec 
Review NFPA 1901, define the pumper’s mission, calculate weight, consider pump types and CAFS, and more
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
On scene: Chock the wheels
By Gordon Graham 
In this video, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham discusses the importance of chocking the wheels of the car on fire when arriving at a scene
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
Stop for the red light: Protecting firefighters and the public
By Mark van der Feyst 
Video of apparatus colliding in intersection underscores need for driver training and intersection policies
Fire truck driver's role at a vehicle crash
By Dalan Zartman 
The apparatus driver plays a vital yet almost opposite role to the officer when the rig arrives on scene
What’s new in fire department apparatus bay design and technology
By Robert Avsec 
Several new technologies are being integrated into apparatus bays to optimize firefighter safety and department efficiency
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