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  1. National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Defensive Driving

    Online Articles

    Fri, 24 Sep 2010

    Postincident evaulations usually find that most vehicle collision involving firefighting apparatus were preventable. This week's featured firefighter near-miss report relates one example of how one  apparatus driver's  paying attention to surroundings (high situational awareness) avoids tragedy.

  2. In Case You Missed It: July 2015 Fire Engineering Features

    Online Articles

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015

    Volunteer Fire Department, Part 20—Safe Driving Policies Thomas A. Merrill follows up his previous article on apparatus driver programs with this article, which offers just a few of the many important policies, guidelines, or rules that departments

  3. Fire Service Response: Seville, Spain, Air Crash Mobilizes Public Emergency Services

    Online Articles

    Wed, 1 Jul 2015

    driver with the Wheaton (MD) Rescue Squad. He served six years in the United States Air Force as a firefighter, an apparatus driver /operator, and a crew chief. He has been involved in fire protection system installation, mobile fire apparatus

  4. Nominees Announced for 2015 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

    Online Articles

    Mon, 16 Feb 2015

    extinguishment. SCOTLAND (CT) FIRE DEPARTMENT Firefighter/ Apparatus Driver Michael Fisher Years in the fire service: 10 Captain ..... their location. Nozzleman RJ Miles and Firefighter/ Apparatus Driver Michael Fisher set aside their suppression assignment

  5. Knowledge and Experience: Becoming the Senior Firefighter

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    stretch a handline more effectively and quickly because of the memory (system 1) he has built. A newly promoted apparatus driver learns from the senior truck firefighter that, depending on how the apparatus is spotted and how the aerial device

  6. Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    more firefighters than horizontal ventilation or when setting up a fan at the front door, which can be done by the apparatus driver , the staging firefighter, or a firefighter not actively involved with the fire attack. Tactics and Equipment Using

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

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 May 2015

    involving fire service apparatus. Have students understand and embrace the incredible responsibility of being an apparatus driver . Have students start out by driving a department pickup truck or light rescue vehicle; these vehicles are no less

  8. P2 ~ Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    more firefighters than horizontal ventilation or when setting up a fan at the front door, which can be done by the apparatus driver , the staging firefighter, or a firefighter not actively involved with the fire attack. Tactics and Equipment Using

  9. Firefighting News: Firefighters Among Four Injured in Ohio Fire Apparatus Crash

    Online Articles

    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    eastbound reportedly struck the van from behind, then crashed head-on into the rig. The report said the fire apparatus driver and the GMC driver were hospitalized in critical condition. Read the full account at http://bit.ly/18ohrCe

  10. Fire Service Health: Stress: The Silent Killer

    Online Articles

    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

    driver with the Wheaton (MD) Rescue Squad. He served six years in the United States Air Force as a firefighter, an apparatus driver /operator, and a crew chief. He has been involved in fire protection system installation, mobile fire apparatus