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.
: Rescue Driving
Automatic snow 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.
First responders are trained professionals who are the first to arrive and provide assistance in rescue or emergency situations no matter the weather conditions.
For most countries in the world, snow and ice have given way to sunny roads, which then become the holiday route for some. We hope you made good use of your Onspot automatic snow chains in the winter, and learned about the usage tips.
A common conception of a rescue operation is the fire. At a big fire, an ordinary person can do nothing but make an alarm and possibly warn others, then await fire trucks with skilled fire-fighters 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 professional rescuers are not first in line, but instead, public acting is crucial for saving lives. Here is why seconds may count.
When purchasing a new vehicle, 4x4 is a common option to consider. No wonder, it’s a familiar and well-tried solution with good features for safer driving – but it’s easy to ignore its weaknesses believing there’s no better alternative. However, when reflecting on those situations where traction is really crucial for your operations, you may conclude that 4x4 is not the perfect solution, but rather a compromise. Learn more here.
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It happens every year and every year it surprises us, catching us off guard. We are, of course, talking about the winter season and the host of winter weather problems it brings.
The automatic snow chains are genius when you encounter adverse road conditions in the colder seasons. With just a flip of a switch you have instant traction added so that you can get up in speed or if you need to stop, you get improved braking power. But what about the rest of the year, when you are not in the winter season? In the middle of the summer or in autumn?
In rescue operations the time required to arrive on site from the moment of the first call is a critical measure of effectiveness. First responders work tirelessly to reduce response time which means more lives are saved and injuries can be tended to before they become life threatening.