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Emergency Vehicle Driving Articles
11
Jul

TEXTING, CELL PHONES AND THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR

First after 31 years as a member of the New York City Fire Department I decided to retire a little over a year ago. I had a terrific career I was blessed to work with some of the best structural firefighters in the world. I was assigned to, two great truck companies in the Bronx...
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01
Jul

TEXTING, CELL PHONES AND THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR

First after 31 years as a member of the New York City Fire Department I decided to retire a little over a year ago.  I had a terrific career I was blessed to work with some of the best structural firefighters in the world.  I was assigned to, two great truck companies in the Bronx...
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11
Jun

ALL FIRE APPARATUS NEED VIS-CHECK

In the past several years I did an EVOC class in Canada and found a fire department that had taken their fire apparatus to a local heavy duty truck dealer to get their trucks evaluated by a computer system that measures vehicle safety and it is a test that is performed annually. The evaluation is...
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11
Jan

A DISTURBING TREND DISABLING SEATBELT ALARM SYSTEMS

In recent years the line of duty death rate has dropped below 100 firefighters per year and has stayed there and this is very good news.  However the second leading cause of firefighter deaths after heart attacks and stress are firefighters dying in motor vehicle accidents responding to and returning from alarms.  Many of those...
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20
Dec

FIREFIGHTERS UPSET OVER APPARATUS CONDITION

Volunteer firefighters in one area are so outraged over unsafe equipment that about twenty of them have quit, including the fire chief. The New London Fire Volunteer firefighters met with its board members Monday night hoping for some changes. They say they are forced to work with old fire trucks that do not work properly....
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