April 19, 2016

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Chock the Wheels!

 
Gordon Graham
Category: Fire

Gordon Graham here with Today’s Tip from Lexipol. And Today’s Tip deals with chocking the wheels at vehicle fires

How can a vehicle on fire be prevented from rolling away while you work to put it out? It’s simple. Chock the wheels. 

With recent technologywe can learn from the mistakes of others by searching YouTube, Facebook, Google or any number of other sites. One important response issue that can be searched for are vehicle fires, where the vehicle suddenly takes off and heads down the road without any way to bring it to a stop.

This situation can easily be prevented by getting in the habit of chocking the wheels.

I know what you are saying right now, “Come on Gordy, this is simple stuff. Why are we doing a today’s tip on something like this?”

You need to train on these kinds of topics because it is another example of how complacency can cause bad outcomes. The main factor here is someone failed to take a few seconds to do things right and the end became bad in a hurry

Stop and think about it.  How can a vehicle on fire be prevented from rolling away while you work to put it out? It’s simple. Chock the wheels

How long does it take? A second or two?

If you don’t already have one, develop a procedure to chock the wheels at every vehicle fire you respond to. If you already have this procedure, make sure you are actually doing it. 

And that is Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Gordon Graham, signing off.

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