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  • #16
    Strangely enough, probably 50% of our accidents, and they have ALL been very minor so far, have been while an experienced over the road tractor trailer driver was driving.

    A big thing they have issues with is backing into the station, and misjudging the rear wall. Our older station is TIGHT. They are probably more used to big rubber pads to back into. We require spotters, but sometimes they are alone when returning the apparatus to the station.

    I have come up with some traffic lights that I am going to set up for backing.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
      Strangely enough, probably 50% of our accidents, and they have ALL been very minor so far, have been while an experienced over the road tractor trailer driver was driving.

      A big thing they have issues with is backing into the station, and misjudging the rear wall. Our older station is TIGHT. They are probably more used to big rubber pads to back into. We require spotters, but sometimes they are alone when returning the apparatus to the station.

      I have come up with some traffic lights that I am going to set up for backing.
      How about a block of wood/wheel chock, say a 4x4? Mark the floor where it's supposed to go, just in case it gets kicked out of the way. Works for us.

      I know of a department that had very tight quarters, and a weird parking pattern (you had to see it) that secured diamond plate to the floor where the wheels were supposed to be. We did about the same thing with paint for one spot.
      Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

      Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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      • #18
        This^^^

        Both our engine and tanker have wheel chocks that denote when you are backed in enough. If one is on the accelerator enough, you might run right over the one for the tanker, but that goes back to proper driver training....

        As for the original post, yes, we are seeing more reports, but what percentage of them have been determined that the apparatus driver was not at fault? Too many people now are paying attention to their phones and aren't seeing the flashing red lights in front of them....

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        • #19
          Originally posted by tree68 View Post
          How about a block of wood/wheel chock, say a 4x4? Mark the floor where it's supposed to go, just in case it gets kicked out of the way. Works for us.

          I know of a department that had very tight quarters, and a weird parking pattern (you had to see it) that secured diamond plate to the floor where the wheels were supposed to be. We did about the same thing with paint for one spot.
          We have since done this with parking blocks. I just like the idea of the visual close, closer, STOP of the traffic lights.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tree68 View Post
            I agree - but it's not the folks who drive them for a living who have the issues.

            We only run ~120 calls a year. A goodly number are covered by the brush truck (EMS, MVA's, service calls), so the engine might go out on a response once a week, if that, and not always with the same driver. Driver training is great, but if you only take the truck out a few times a month, your exposure isn't very high.

            Most of the issues I've heard of are slow speed, forgetting-your-clearance types, and go back a few years.
            Low Frequency-High Risk event.
            Train to fight the fires you fight.

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