When it comes to fire and rescue drivers every second counts. These individuals need all the help they can get for quick operations. The drivers rely on proper information and equipment to do their job in a safe and effective manner. They are looked up to as heroes of their community, therefore it is necessary that they have the proper tools and vehicles at their disposal.
: Rescue Driving
When winter comes to Sweden, fine dry country roads can quickly change into wet roads that freeze into ice. If it then starts snowing on the road, this does not make matters better. If you as a rescue vehicle driver gets an alarm right then, it can become difficult on the roads. That can delay the precious response time. But there are solutions. Read more here.
What parts in the daily job as a driver of a rescue vehicle will affect the response time? Learn more here
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
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 snow chains be used in the summer"? Want to know more about the firefighters' questions and their experiences with automatic snow chains? Read more here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.