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Questionnaire Survey of the Skills of Water Tender Drivers at the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic

Ladislav Jánošík, Ivana Jánošíková, Pavel Poledňák, Izabela Šudrychová
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2019, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 21-28
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2019-0003
The paper summarizes results of the study aimed to evaluate the change of firefighters-engineers’ driving skills after attending the one-day training course. The research focused at drivers of firefighting water tenders. These trucks represent the first-response vehicles in case of emergency rides. The water tenders form the majority of firefighting vehicles at units of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic with the highest mileage per year. They represent the most important fire appliances at each professional fire station. Water tender drivers’ primary task is to transport both firefighters and vehicles safely without any traffic accident to the intervention point.
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