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Have you seen the new TESLA X? This vehicle poses some unique challenges for rescuers, and not just because it is an electric car!

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Hey rescuers!  Did you know that the Chevrolet Malibu now comes standard with General Motors stop/start technology?  And… are you familiar with “stop/start” technology? The Malibu looks like any other vehicle, however this vehicle automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, such as a stoplight. The […]

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This past Wednesday evening a new year of vehicle rescue training was started with a New Vehicle Technology Solutions course at the West Reading Fire Department.  The class, which discusses not only alternative fuels concerns, focuses on solutions to many problems that rescuers encounter today.  Advanced steel and construction features as well as supplemental restraints are […]

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Anybody who knows me knows that I am not the kind of rescuer/rescue instructor that immediately jumps on the band wagon when it comes to any of the myriad of new tools for the vehicle rescue business.  I will sit back and take my time to carefully look at these new tools and analyze their […]

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