Presentation on theme: "Safe Vehicle Operations June 2010. Class Objectives Review of current driving issues Discuss the driver evaluation that will be conducted by a station."— Presentation transcript:
Intersections: Policy vs Law Fire District policy MO state law Follow our policy
Intersections: According to VFIS and USFA 1997-2001 –503 LODD –121 responding to or returning from 1 in 4
Intersections: According to VFIS Nearly 24% of emergency vehicle accidents occurred at intersections and these accounted for 45% of the dollar loss
Guidelines of Intersection Safety Do not rely on warning devices to clear traffic Scan intersections for possible hazards Begin to slow down well before reaching the intersection Change the siren setting to “yelp” (add air horn?) at least 200 ft before the intersection Scan the intersection for passing options If all lanes of traffic cannot be accounted for, stop! Treat each lane of traffic like another intersection
“Busting the Intersection” Is not acceptable under any circumstances! Stopping adds on the average 40 seconds to the arrival time – AND SAVES OUR LIVES
What do 105 (the old tandem axle Ford), 401, 805 (2x), 901, 1201, 1401 have in common?
Answer – they all have gone off the paved section of the highway and (nearly) overturned.
Backing Get out and check before backing If available – use a rear spotter Make sure the spotter is aware of everything on both sides of the vehicle! Use two spotter’s (one in front and one in back) if you are going to turn while backing