Highway Incident Survival Tip #2 - At vehicle fires, be sure to chock the wheels of the vehicle on fire to prevent "roll-away". You don't want to have to chase your fire! Then again you don't want the fire to chase you either!
EXAMPLE: Sandy Springs Rolling Car on Fire
Posted on December 18, 2015 at 1:52pm
Highway incident survival tip #1 = On arrival perform size-up, announce lanes involved for incoming units, establish Lane+1 block on angle, protect MPO if pulling hose lines, turn front wheels away from work area, and chock tires.…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2015 at 10:33am
2015 has not been a good year for Firefighters and EMTs working at roadway incidents. As of today there have been nine (9) firefighters and/or EMTs struck and killed by vehicles in 2015. That is the highest number of fatalities from struck-by-vehicles that I have tracked over the last 15 years. "D" drivers are hitting our personnel and our fire apparatus with surprising frequency. "D" drivers are distracted, drunk, drugged, drowsy, disgruntled and/or just plain dumb. They outnumber…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2015 at 10:49am