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The Roles of a Proactive Driver

BY TOM HANCOCK AND WALTER JENSEN Being a driver can be one of the toughest, most important jobs on the fireground, especially during the first few minutes of a working fire. The role of a driver can set the incident up for success or turn it into a disaster. This article discusses what should be some of a driver's most basic roles. However, basic to some may be advanced to others. Many drivers believe that operating the engine is their only role. Pulling the tank to the pump valve and charging the desired line is all there is to it. Good drivers know that there's a lot more to it than that. The role of a driver should be proactive. Being proactive means performing an action without waitin...

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