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  1. Apparatus Defensive Driving

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Dec 2007

    work in emergency services or who train and evaluate fire department drivers follow news stories that highlight apparatus accidents that occur when responding to and returning from alarms. One recent accident that caught my attention was when Fire

  2. TRAIN VS. APPARATUS DEADLY CROSSINGS

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Oct 2005

    duty deaths (LODDs) from apparatus accidents while responding to and returning ..... As I researched recent fire apparatus accidents for my lectures, I was surprised ..... best way to avoid train/ apparatus accidents is to avoid the crossings

  1. THE CONTRIBUTING CAUSES TO AERIAL FAILURES

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Jul 1996

    safety-related design features, the American fire service continues to experience an inordinate number of aerial apparatus accidents and failures. Why? Within recent years, the National Institute of Emergency Vehicle Safety (EVS) has been

  2. Fire Apparatus: Journal Entry 39—Schools Open, Drive Carefully (And I Mean Us!)

    Online Articles

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015

    ask that you think about re-committing to driving carefully so we get there and back in one piece. A lot of apparatus accidents have occurred recently involving two of our own or us and a civilian. We can do better. Set the example on the

  3. Fire Building Planning: The Facility Four C's

    Online Articles

    Tue, 4 Aug 2015

    you are called there to an emergency, you are not surprised at what is presented. Other than medical issues and apparatus accidents , a significant influencing contributor to LODDs is the building and its reaction to fire conditions. The building

  4. Fire Service Guidelines: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 20—Safe Driving Policies

    Online Articles

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    of the line-of-duty injury and death reports (even recent ones), I continue to be amazed at the number of apparatus accidents involving firefighters not wearing seat belts. Stop this nonsense! Buckle up! No exceptions. Mandate it. Ensure

  5. Fire Service Operations: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 19–Apparatus Operators

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 May 2015

    firefighter deaths and injuries are directly related to apparatus accidents . Here we are only into the first quarter of 2015 ..... we continue to read far too many accounts of apparatus accidents and firefighter injuries and fatalities because

  6. Fire Apparatus: Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety

    Article

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    short list of some of the results that can occur when apparatus are inappropriately positioned on the fireground: Apparatus accidents or damage from having to move or reposition. Delay in getting initial lines (and backup lines) in place. Delays

  7. Fire Apparatus: Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    short list of some of the results that can occur when apparatus are inappropriately positioned on the fireground: Apparatus accidents or damage from having to move or reposition. Delay in getting initial lines (and backup lines) in place. Delays

  8. Preparing for the Weather: Winter

    Online Articles

    Tue, 12 Nov 2013

    days, fire companies are at a greater risk for apparatus accidents with the potential for injury to firefighters ..... this combination increases the potential for apparatus accidents and potential firefighter injuries. Soft snow