Emergency vehicle operation courses (EVOC) must consider not only the low-speed precision driving skills learned on a traditional cone course but also the topics that pertain to real-life emergency responses at a highway speed. The most common causes of serious fire apparatus crashes include high-speed driving, failing to negotiate curves, rollovers, and intersection collisions. We […]
Most behavioral health programs available to firefighters and fire service leaders are reactive rather than preventive. For example, there are ample services that aid firefighters in returning to work, but few, if any, that enhance firefighters’ mental abilities while performing their duties effectively, or better still, prior to deployment.