Okay, I've followed these forums for a long time now. I've read about the Tac 4 suspensions, Rollover protection, seatbelts, now air bags in the trucks. These all are there to help us in the event of an accident. BUT, even all of these improvements cannot override one common denominator on the apparatus. "The driver/operator's"
In the last 6 days there have been 3 (THREE) crashes involving fire apparatus hitting fire apparatus at an intersection responding to a call. They would be Daly City, Ca., Texas, and now this morning in L.A., Ca.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is up with this???? There is no way that this should be happening. We cannot protect the public if we are not able to protect ourselves.
Let's PAY ATTENTION when entering intersections! It is NOT A RACE! Who give a crap who gets there first?! Aren't we all doing the same job?
Slow "WAY" Down or Stop, "make eye contact" with anyone else that may be in or near the intersection, then proceed through with caution. It's pretty sad that we will take such a chance at killing ourselves before we even let the fire have a chance at it.
Please.....SLOW DOWN & BE CAREFUL @ INTERSECTIONS!