INCREASING YOUR DRIVERS’ SAFETY AWARENESS

02/01/2007
BY PAUL DOWHow a fire department trains its members to drive/operate fire apparatus speaks a great deal about its commitment to its members’ safety. Unfortunately, there are still departments that don’t provide any training to members who operate their apparatus; they rely on the skill of the driver and luck. A properly trained and educated driver can help alleviate many problems for the department. The drivers will be able to operate the apparatus safely and skillfully on and off the roadway and to recognize when apparatus are in need of repairs before the problems become major and costly. The Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department’s (AFD) Training Academy recently completely...

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