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School Bus3 weeks ago

School Bus Auxiliary Heaters

Rescuers often remove the side windows of a school bus and cut from the bottom of the window to the...

Rescue Rigs2 months ago

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Heavy Duty Technical Rescue Rig

SVI Heavy Duty Technical Rescue squad on a Smeal Sirius Chassis -- check out all the specs.

Rescue Rigs2 months ago

Duluth Heavy Rescue 1

Duluth Heavy Rescue 1 One rescue that stood out at FDIC 2017 was Duluth Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 1.  The...

Rescue Rigs3 months ago

Andalusia Heavy Rescue

The World's Largest Firefighter Training Conference and Exhibition, FDIC International (Fire Department Instructors Conference), is where apparatus manufacturers bring their best to show...

Quick Tips3 months ago

TECH TIP: Shorten the Strap

Often on side resting vehicles, once a strut is placed the fixed end of the ratchet strap is too long...

Heavy Rescue4 months ago

Garbage Truck Weight; Wet and Dry

Have you considered how the weather can affect a vehicle extrication? Consider this, often, garbage is set outside homes the...

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School Bus5 months ago

Carrollton Bus Collision

I never fully appreciated the changes that were made to school buses after the Carrollton bus collision until my kids...

Training5 months ago

No Laminated Side Glass in a 2017 Vehicle?

I was sent a message from a firefighter the other night asking about a 2017 vehicle that he found did...

Training5 months ago

Seat Airbags

Airbags in seats are not a new safety item in vehicles. However, multiple seat-back mounted airbags are newer. General Motors...

Rescue Rigs5 months ago

Rescue Truck from Freilassing, Germany

When I was over in Germany for Rescue Days, I was amazed how much equipment was neatly organized into a...

Quick Tips6 months ago

Never saddle a dead horse!

The Associated Wire Rope Fabricators, INC Facebook is a great page for tech rescue personnel to follow. Below is a...

Training6 months ago

Vehicle Against a House

Roadways and houses go hand in hand. This means that vehicles can leave the roadway and end in a

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