Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse

Firehouse.com Forum Rules & Guidelines

Forum Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted or Tolerated:
• Advertising and/or links of commercial, for-profit websites, products, and/or services is not permitted. If you have a need to advertise on Firehouse.com please contact sales@firehouse.com
• Fighting/arguing
• Cyber-bullying
• Swearing
• Name-calling and/or personal attacks
• Spamming
• Typing in all CAPS
• “l33t speak” - Substituting characters for letters in an effort to represent a word or phrase. (example: M*****ive)
• Distribution of another person’s personal information, regardless of whether or not said information is public knowledge and whether or not an individual has permission to post said personal information
• Piracy advocation of any kind
• Racist, sexual, hate type defamatory, religious, political, or sexual commentary.
• Multiple forum accounts

Forum Posting Guidelines:

Posts must be on-topic, non-disruptive and relevant to the firefighting community. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. Posting relevant information, helpful suggestions and/or constructive criticism is a great way to contribute to the community.

Post in the correct forum and have clear titles for your threads.

Please post in English or provide a translation.

There are moderators and admins who handle these forums with care, do not resort to self-help, instead please utilize the reporting option. Be mature and responsible for yourself and your posts. If you are offended by another member utilize the reporting option. All reported posts will be addressed and dealt with as deemed appropriate by Firehouse.com staff.

Firehouse.com Moderation Process:
Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
1. An initial warning will be issued.
2. A Final Warning will be issued if a user is found to be in violation a second time.
3. A 3-day suspension will be issued if the user continues to break the forum rules.
4. A 45-day suspension will be issued if the user is found to be a habitual rule breaker.
5. Habitual rule breakers that have exhausted all of the above will receive a permanent life-time ban that will be strictly enforced. Reinstatement will not be allowed – there is no appeal process.

Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

Firehouse.com reserves the right to edit and/or remove any post or member, at any time, for any reason without notice. Firehouse.com also reserves the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban, any member, at any time, for any reason.

Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
See more
See less

Developing a Drivers Training Handbook

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Developing a Drivers Training Handbook

    Hi all, just looking for some input on a basic drivers training handbook I am trying to develop. Currently my department does not have any sort of handbook or set guide on the drivers training process at this time. More or less right now it's on you to learn everything then go to the chief to do a bumper to bumper test as well as hands on operation and driving. Currently I'm working on one for an engine company, including a basic overview of the truck, hose loads, pump terminology and components, basic pump operation, followed by a few charts for overview on nozzle GPMs and hose FL. I was also just starting to add some things on the driving aspect of it, seeing as all new operators start on the engine. Some have never driven anything bigger than a pickup so i think including highlights on the blind spots and things to keep in mind while driving.
    Been a diesel tech/ EVT mechanic for years so explaining the mechanical components is the easy part for me. Just looking to see what else I should add to benefit the members trying to step up to the next level.
    Thanks!

  • #2
    I don't have anything to offer you right now - but we should have the same thing. The fire district has adopted a policy calling for EVOC, and the state pump course, among other things, but actually training a driver is still "local option..."

    I'd suggest looking outside the fire service for training programs, too. Some states/departments require a CDL to drive a fire truck, but many don't. Check with your insurance company, as well. Operating the apparatus, and knowing the tools it carries, are important to us, but driving one is little different than any large commercial vehicle, RLAS aside.

    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

    Comment


    • #3
      These resources may help:

      http://www.vfis.com/fire-truck-safety


      http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Fire_Rescu...encyCourse.pdf


      http://www.warrencountyfire.com/reso...01-01-2017.pdf






      Comment


      • #4
        Start with the requirements that your state Dept. of Motor Vehicles has. Does your state require a CDL? Maybe, maybe not. You want to ensure the drivers are properly licensed for the type/weight of apparatus they will be driving.

        Next is your state motor vehicle and traffic regulations. I know of one state that requires emergency vehicles to have its siren on, when the emergency lights are used and the apparatus is moving. Your state probably has some requirements, that drivers need to know.

        Don't forget about apparatus positioning. Whether on the fire ground or on a public roadway, drivers need how to position the apparatus. Parking on a public roadway (interstate, etc.) for incidents (vehicle fires, etc.) is a chapter on its own, as incident scene safety is paramount.

        Comment

        300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

        Collapse

        Upper 300x250

        Collapse

        Taboola

        Collapse

        Leader

        Collapse
        Working...
        X