Rad Field's comments
Why use fire trucks for traffic control? Because it's what we are trained to
Field should ask those of us who do the
job before he assumes he knows our job.
Using fire apparatus to PROTECT the scene of a major accident does just that.
and paramedics while they are on scene.
the police show up (usually 5 to 10 minutes after DFD
the apparatus that responded leaves
the scene unless a further hazard exists that requires they remain.
ach apparatus that has been struck by "oncoming
traffic" has saved numerous firefighter/paramedics from serious injury or
Damage to a piece of DFD apparatus is
MUCH cheaper than the death of an officer.
replacement truck or engine is placed in service while the regular apparatus
is being repaired so the
"much needed asset" is not
out of service.
hat did he
mean by in earlier years
before the Fire Department "barricade" escapades
We have always responded to major accidents
with an engine and an ambulance. DFD members are both firefighters AND