Emergency Vehicle Operations

Engine Positioning


The location of an apparatus at a fire can influence how successfully firefighters can address an emergency. Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp look at the pros and cons of parking an apparatus in different locations around a fire incident.

The 7-Sided Apparatus Check

06/28/2013 An apparatus check involves checking all four sides, right? Think again. Homer Robertson presents the seven sides of a thorough apparatus check when you’re leaving the incident scene.

20 Tips for Safe Apparatus ...

04/25/2013 Despite advances in technology and apparatus safety features, backing a fire apparatus is still a dangerous task. Capt. Homer Robertson provides 20 tips to review with your crew to help ensure the next accident doesn’t involve your apparatus.


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