5 thoughts on “What can we add to this list?

  1. Location Confirmed/Known
    Direction of Travel (shortest/fastest/etc)
    add seat belted to Ensure Crew is Seated
    a list will also calm a driver and out their mind into a systematic thinking for the primary objective and then they are avble to “think outside the box” once the “fun-duh-menatals” are taken care of

  2. 1) Know the fastest/most efficient route; speed bumps, train tracks, rush hour, school zones,school bus routes, etc. can alll slow you down and put others at higher risks.
    2) make sure bay doors are down
    3) after deciding on a route note any intersections where other emergency vehicles may be converging at the same time
    4) know the building types and area and think about what kind of access, exposures, and wate supply issues you may be dealing with in that area. Might play a big role on how and where you park and stage if only one way in and out.
    5) know the order in which other trucks should be arriving and take that into consideration when choosing access route and parking/staging.
    6) wind direction

  3. Also, if driving a ladder we need to be aware of the slope where we park. We might have to make access from a more inefficient route so that we can be nosed uphill in case we need to raise the stick

    • That might be true for a two outrigger truck like the one and only 12 truck but a 100 foot truck is a little bit more lenient…
      I think the best point you made is knowing who was dispatched (what unit) and where are they coming from. I wish we could go to first thru third due assignments for responding units. This way there would be no question on what your task would be.

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