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Emergency Vehicle Driving Articles
20
Dec

CDLS: We Should All Be Ashamed-Part 2

Endorsements and Restrictions: Drivers who operate special types of CMVs also need to pass additional tests to obtain any of the following endorsements on their CDL: T – Double/Triple Trailers (Knowledge test only) P – Passenger (Knowledge and Skills Tests) N – Tank Vehicle (Knowledge Test only) H – Hazardous Materials (Knowledge Test only) X...
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20
Dec

CDL’s: We Should All Be Ashamed-Part 1

The CDL controversy has reared its ugly head again and so we thought it was time to revisit the issue and put out the facts as we know them to be. The facts for this column have come from a variety of sources including, The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act, NIOSH, The NTSB and the...
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20
Dec

Rollover Prevention

New Truck Technology NFPA 1901 requires apparatus ordered after January 1, 2009 to be equipped with a stability control system or pass a tilt table test. Additional advanced technologies are available on new truck specs, including seat belt tensioning and curtain and cabin airbag systems that activate during the dynamic phase of a rollover. Visit http://www.lifeguardtechnologies.com/ for...
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19
Dec

The New Year, Positive Outcomes, and Seatbelts

Thursday, January 1, 2009 Recently there have been a series of apparatus rollovers and there is good news. You might ask what is so good about an apparatus rollover the answer a large majority of firefighters and officers involved were wearing seatbelts. So rather than going to more funerals we can start the new year...
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17
Mar

GOOD NEWS LINE OF DUTY DEATHS ARE DOWN F.D.N.Y. PILOTS NEW RESPONSE POLICY

As you may recall this time last year we were touting the fact that firefighter line of duty deaths had plummeted to their lowest levels in years.  We also said that although this news was encouraging one year a trend does not make.  Well for the second time in as many years the firefighter line...
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