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E-Training for fire truck- and ambulance drivers

Ulrik Andersson, August 4, 2022

Rescue driver – you train a lot to save lives.  Arriving on time at the incident scene helps you to do that. You are always trying for the  shortest dispatch time as possible. Learn more about the new e-training for better vehicle traction

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Fire & Rescue exhibitions -What do firefighters say about Onspot?

Eric Carlebom, July 21, 2022

When we recently exhibited at the "Fire and Rescue Fair in Västervik" (in Sweden), we did get many questions about Onspot. One of the questions were "can automatic tire chains be used in the summer"? Want to know more about the firefighters' questions and their experiences with automatic tire chains? Read more here

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Traction help - different options for the recue vehicle driver

Ulrik Andersson, July 7, 2022

When saving lives you have to be on site as a rescue vehicle driver. It comes with the job. In the colder parts of the year that can be a challenge. Read about the options here.

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The Rescue Driver - Prepared for anything even freezing fog

Leonard D'Orlando, June 23, 2022

Response time is critical for the rescue driver. Once a call is dispatched the clock starts. It now rests upon the driver to arrive on scene (and in some instances leave the scene) as quickly and safely as possible. No doubt being prepared is critical. Read more here.

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Emergency Vehicles- What are rescue drivers saying

Shane Woodman, October 21, 2021

Do you experience white knuckles when driving in the snow? As a rescue driver, there is someone on the other end of your route relying on your arrival. No matter how nervous you are about the weather, deep down you know that you are about to potentially save a life. So you push through. 

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Fire Fighters - How being prepared reduces response time

Leonard D'Orlando, October 7, 2021

All first responders  know that when they get the call a quick response time is critical. It contributes to saving lives, containing fires, and ensuring the safety of the community. Fire fighters use various resources at their disposal to accomplish what is needed while ensuring their safety and the safety of those around them.  

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Firetruck driver -Why is it good to have automatic tire chains?

Eric Carlebom, September 23, 2021

 

Working as a firefighter places great demands on you as a person, your professional skills and your education. The development of equipment and vehicles also accelerating and today's fire trucks are
advanced and complex. It is important that the driver and the firefighter team know their firetruck and its equipment. Poor equipment can have consequences for the emergency response time.

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Today’s Ambulance – An Emergency Room on Wheels

Leonard D'Orlando, September 9, 2021

The moment an emergency call is dispatched it is a race against time. For the crew and ambulance every second counts. Therefore, it is essential that they are equipped with everything needed to handle a large variety of circumstances in a timely manner.

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How to get the best out of your Onspot

Ulrik Andersson, March 19, 2020

Are you new to driving rescue vehicles or a seasoned driver? No matter your level of experience, sometimes it’s as easy as figuring out when and how to use the equipment that exists on the vehicle today.

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Do automatic tire chains benefit rescue drivers?

Eric Jones, March 5, 2020

What rescue drivers say...Automatic tire chains continue to be a top choice of rescue drivers. The challenges faced in this profession are unique and those challenges play to the strengths of an automatic traction solution.

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