By Rick Markley, FireRescue1 Editor in Chief Outside of weather conditions and time-of-day traffic patterns, there just aren't any indicators for when a fire truck is likely to crash. Poorly trained drivers and poorly maintained vehicles can predict overall risk, but doesn't send up any "today's the day" red flag. While en route, the situation can go from normal to deadly in a split second with almost no warning. There are many things we can do to keep safer, the easiest being ...
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