Traction Alternatives for Rescue Vehicles

Maritza Hernandez,

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 snow 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 snow chains. Snow 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 snow 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 Manual vs Automatic Snow Chains comparison chart.

A comparison: Manual vs Automatic Snow Chains

Rescue Driving Slippery Roads Automatic Snow Chains onspot traction tire chains

Maritza Hernandez

About Maritza Hernandez

Maritza is the Marketing Coordinator at Onspot of North America. She has been with Onspot for nine years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services. She moved from Connecticut to Indiana in 2016. When she is not working, she can be found reading, walking her dog Petey or discovering the sights and sounds of Indiana.
Maritza est la coordonnatrice du marketing chez Onspot en Amérique du Nord. Elle travaille chez Onspot depuis neuf ans et est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences en justice pénale - Services d'enquête. Elle a déménagé du Connecticut à l'Indiana en 2016. Lorsqu'elle ne travaille pas, on peut la trouver en train de lire, promener son chien Petey ou découvrir les images et les sons de l'Indiana.

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