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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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Traction Alternatives for Rescue Vehicles

Maritza Hernandez, February 20, 2020

First responders are trained professionals who are the first to arrive and provide assistance in rescue or emergency situations no matter the weather conditions.

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The critical lifesaving seconds for the rescue driver

Ulrik Andersson, May 30, 2019

Typically, our first thought of a rescue operation is the fire. At a major fire event, an ordinary person can do nothing but sound the alarm and possibly warn others, then wait for the arrival of fire trucks with skilled firefighters using the right equipment to put out the fire. Here, the public is entirely dependent on the rescue team and their operation. However, there are situations when the actions of the public are crucial for saving lives when the professional rescuers are not first on scene. Here is why seconds may count.

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A tribute to those who bring the holidays to life

Eric Jones, December 21, 2018

It’s the time of year that we all begin to think about silent nights, sleigh bells ringing, and the joy of spending time with loved ones by the fire. It’s the time of year when the everyday heroes go to work so that we can enjoy the comfort and kinship of the holidays.

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Rescue Driving; How to be Efficient in Winter

Lucas Gulino, August 23, 2018

In your profession, driving a vehicle is not just a mode of transportation, it’s one of the tools that allows you to save lives. As such, your vehicle must be equipped with the best equipment to get the job done.

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