We all know that you have to drive safely and slow down to Arrive Alive. I want you to ponder a few things when you arrive on the scene of a call: Will you pull directly in front of the driveway? When arriving at the scene of the accident do you place your apparatus to protect you and your fellow firefighters from on coming traffic? When arriving as an engine company do you take the address or do you leave room for the truck? If you’re rural and depend on Tender or Tanker, depending on the coast, do you leave room for those apparatus to dump their load and come back?
These are a few things that you should ponder as an apparatus operator. In the coming weeks we will discuss placement of many different apparatus.† So the next time you arrive. Where will your position be?
Photo was taken by FF Alex Glover CFD