Safe Operation of Fire Tankers

Safe Operation of Fire Tankers

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The purposes of this report include: 1- documenting all fatal crashes involving fire department tankers since 1990; 2- analyzing the causes and common factors associated with these crashes; 3- highlighting pertinent case histories that show examples of the problem; 4- providing information on reducing the frequency of these crashes and minimizing their severity/impact when unavoidable crashes occur; and 5- providing example procedures and checklists to assist departments in reducing the likelihood of tanker crashes.The schedule for performing maintenance functions and checks varies from department to department. ... Written forms or computer programs may be used to record the information. ... repair is performed at a centralized motor vehicle pool repair facility, it is recommended that the facility employ special mechanics who areanbsp;...

Title:Safe Operation of Fire Tankers
Author:Federal emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration
Publisher:FEMA - 2013-04-26


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