Fire Truck Driver - Emergency Response in Winter Conditions

Written by Eric Carlebom,

Working in the fire department demands a high level of expertise and professionalism from firefighters. Find out more here. 

The evolution of fire trucks is advancing rapidly, with vehicles becoming more sophisticated and complex. It is crucial that the driver and team of firefighters are well-versed in their fire truck it's equipment. Not having the right equipment on their emergency vehicle can impact response time significantly.

The crucial response time:

When the alarm sounds, firefighters must quickly don their gear and jump into the fire truck. The actual driving time from the fire station to the scene of the incident is also critical. There can be obstacles along the way that can cause delays, such as traffic jams and other road issues. This can be prevented with efficient GPS systems that provide the fire truck driver with a new route. Another factor could be winter road conditions. Imagine if it snowed all night and the plows haven't cleared the road to the incident location. When the alarm goes off at the fire station, it's comforting to know that the fire truck is equipped with automatic snow chains.

How can response time be reduced?

With a simple push of a button, the fire truck's automatic snow chains are activated. The arm swings the chains under the tires, making contact with the road surface. This instantly increases the friction between the road and the tires, improving traction so the driver can safely reach their destination. Automatic snow chains minimize the risk of delays and shorten the crucial response time for firefighters.

 How can the work environment be improved with the right equipment?

By having the proper gear on their fire truck, firefighters can create an added sense of security in their daily tasks. This not only minimizes the risk of stress but also helps reduce response time. Equipping the vehicle with automatic snow chains not only enhances workplace safety but also increases security for other road users.

If you want to learn more about how to shorten response time, read more here.

Response time - a challenge for the rescue driver


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Eric Carlebom

About Eric Carlebom

Eric is the Key Account Manager for VBG Truck Equipment with responsibility for Dealers and Wholesalers with the District of Southern Sweden. Educated Master of Business Administration, specialization Marketing with 10 years of experience in B2B sales in various industries. Eric was born and raised on the West Coast of Sweden and is passionate about fishing, sailing and skiing with family and friends.


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