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Highway Incident Survival Tip #2

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

https://youtu.be/-5iLbTdIrJI

Added by Jack Sullivan on December 18, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Highway Incident Survival Tip #1

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.…

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Added by Jack Sullivan on December 18, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

Firefighters & EMTs Struck by Vehicles in 2015

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…

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Added by Jack Sullivan on December 17, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

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