"I just looked into this Discussion, and so I' offer my two cents worth. I was very much involved in F1 and endurance racing for more than decade here in Europe - 1969 through 1982, including three LeMans (for Jeff Austin, the LeMans week is…"
The best guy to call about Dover's team is their safety director, Ed Klima. He can give you all the info from their point of view as well as NASCAR's official position on their requirements.
Briefly, NFPA 610 Guide for Emergency and…"
I run a safety team at our local track 3/8 mile paved banked oval. I was amazed when we had a visit from our insurance rep that they did not require the owners of the track to have any sort of safety team/fire or EMS. Nothing!!! I think that…"
"The rescue team that I am over has worked many tracks and covered several different divisions (sprints, modifieds etc) and the biggest problem we have encountered is promoters/track owners that just don't ubderstand the liabilities associated…"
"I've had a chance to speak with a few of the large insurance and re-insurance firms that have offices in the US. I found it amazing that only one of them knew of the existence of NFPA 610. It may have been just the individual that I was talking…"
"Racing has been and will always be an entertainment type of sport, aka "for profit" private business. If the owners don't make a profit, the business ceases to exist. Period. It's Business 101 with a few racing lunatics thown in…"
Identifying and implementing proper emergency response objectives and needs for motorsports venues. Preplanning, funding, adequate training and PPE are ever present problems in this high risk industry. Keeping abreast of industry changes is paramount to providing quality services and equipment while protecting personnel and the entertainment customer at the same time.
Fire Lt. Providence RI (ret). Current ICS, EMS and Industrial safety training certifications. Red Cross instructor, FL EMT-B, previous ASE heavy truck mechanic and related fire service career training. Currently undergoing and updating additional fire/rescue training programs pertinent to new industry and professional needs.
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Speedway fire/rescue and motorsports safety equipment. Component and equipment design, fabrication and welding. Emergency vehicle and equipment design, mfg. and repair/refurbishment experience.
20+ years experience in emergency services. Previous experience in emergency vehicle mfg, refurbishment and equipment technician. Safety supervisor for manufacturing company with in house ERT. Owner of motorsports safety company since 2000 with new products and services evolving and inventor of new safety tools. Currently updating training programs to coincide with motorsports safety equipment and response needs. Motorports experience over 20 years as a crew member, crew chief, mechanic, fabricator, welder and machinist.
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