Hands-free devices were introduced to help make mobile communications quicker, easier, and safer. But is there a place for these devices when driving emergency vehicles?
According to consumer.healthday.com, hands-free does not mean risk-free. Devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking their attention from the road and making an accident more likely, experts say.
When you are a high-profile public service, the holiday season is the best time to make your fire department shine. There are many events that can leave a lasting positive impression on those we serve.
The department I worked for always had requests for public demos. This can be visiting an orphanage, hospital, or facility that assists children with special needs or illnesses. As heartbreaking as this may seem, firefighters need to maintain an upbeat and joyful attitude when we visit.
I recently had a discussion with a colleague about the different colors fire trucks are these days. One focus was whether some form of the yellow color spectrum is safer than the traditional fire engine red.
Even though many statistics show that it is, he brought up a good point: With the lighting options and configurations now available, we can light up the trucks like a Christmas tree!