Traction Alternatives for Rescue Vehicles

Written by Leonard D'Orlando,

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

Response time is a key factor for First Responders

One of the key factors for first responders is arriving in time. Response time has been discussed in several prior blogs specifically about how to reduce response time as this is critical to saving lives or property at risk. In addition to driver training and vehicle maintenance, providing critical equipment can help reduce response time.

Increase traction with tire chains

Slippery road conditions require increased traction to avoid getting stuck or sliding off the road. The most effective tool for safe travel in icy conditions are tire chains. Tire chains, manual or automatic, are intended to add traction to your vehicle during adverse driving conditions.

Manual tire chains require parking, leaving the cab and taking time to install the chains which can delay response time. With automatic tire chains, drivers avoid delays because the system is engaged from the safety of the cab while already in motion saving critical response time.

Click below to check out the Automatic Tire Chains vs. Alternatives comparison chart.

Download Automatic Tire Chains vs. Alternatives

Rescue Driving Slippery Roads traction tire chains

Leonard D'Orlando

About Leonard D'Orlando

Leonard has six years with Onspot Automatic Tire Chains in North America. Four years as a field technician on the East Coast and two years as a Regional Sales Manager. During the four years as a field technician Leonard provided install and maintenance training to dealers. Leonard also performed fleet reviews for customers and provided technical service support. An alumnus from the University of Maine, Leonard graduated with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Education. Leonard also attended Texas State Technical College where he earned an associate’s degree in automotive mechanics.


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