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Emergency Vehicle Driving Articles
20
Dec

Technology Aids Apparatus Backing

We have often commented that backing accidents are almost always preventable and happen with frightening regularity. Not many months go by without reading or hearing about yet another firefighter that was seriously injured or killed when another firefighter backed over them. This month is no different as a 45-year-old FF/EMT is in stable condition with...
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20
Dec

Five Ejections, Three L.O.D.D’s A Deadly Month For Drivers and Passengers

After a year, 2009 where we saw a dramatic decrease in Line of Duty Deaths we now come to July 2010 where we find ourselves asking “Are we still really not getting it, that seatbelts really do save lives, yes even firefighters lives? July saw many significant vehicle crashes that resulted in at least three...
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20
Dec

THINK BEFORE YOU DRIVE!

Usually this time of year when the preliminary line of duty death statistics are released for the previous year it is a time of great sadness as more firefighters have died that year than the previous year. But this year the news is good according to the United States Fire Administration 93 firefighters died in...
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20
Dec

Anthropometric Study Answers Size Questions

How big is a firefighter? While that sounds like a fairly simple and straightforward question, the answer turns out to be very complicated and leads to many more questions. The American fire service is now in the process of being examined, measured and documented in a manner that goes far beyond all previous attempts. The...
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20
Dec

Anthropometric Study Answers Size Questions by Gordon Routley

How big is a firefighter? While that sounds like a fairly simple and straightforward question, the answer turns out to be very complicated and leads to many more questions. The American fire service is now in the process of being examined, measured and documented in a manner that goes far beyond all previous attempts. The...
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