Today's Debate: Apparatus Driver/Operator Qualifications Results/Comments

03/11/2002
Should all apparatus drivers/operators be required to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) regardless of the laws of the State in which they serve?Final Results:YES: 34NO: 30Non-Committal: 2YES"Yes they(we) should be required to hold a CDL. They should also be required to do drug and alcohol testing the same as the rest of us who drive trucks are. What is the difference if you plow snow for the city or drive fire apparatus, why are there two sets of rules?"Signed,senjp60..."Yes. I feel they should have a CDL."Signed, JBKNT..."Yes. You should have an in house driver's training program that gives you the skills necessary to operate the larger apparatus. It is much different when driving...

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