Chassis Components

Educate yourself, your crews, and your bosses about the changes in vehicle construction, components, new vehicle fires, needed equipment, and new technology. It’s all about “sharing knowledge forward.”
Haddon

The term personal protective equipment (PPE) should speak for itself. It is designed to protect us from the hazards we face as fire and rescue personnel. Are there times when our PPE puts us in harm’s way? I believe there are. For the sake of this article, the PPE I’ll be referring to is firefighting turnout or bunker gear.
Haddon

My goal for this article is to have you think about what types of apparatus and emergency equipment you might need to deal with a situation or response involving one or more of these types of vehicles.