Emergency Vehicle Operations Warning: POVs Kill

Unfortunately, there has been a steady increase in the number of firefighters killed behind the wheel of their own personal vehicles recently. This month's column will discuss causative factors and some guidelines that may help to stem this tide. In...


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You are responsible for your own personal safety, and your family, friends, fire department and community are counting on you to honor that commitment. May you and your family enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season.

MICHAEL WILBUR, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, assigned to Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx, and has served on the FDNY Apparatus Purchasing Committee. He consults on a variety of apparatus-related issues around the country. For further information, access his website at www.emergencyvehicleresponse.com.