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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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In was has become an every 3-to-4 year ritual, I have begun the process of personally looking for a new vehicle.  Over the years, I have had various makes and models of vehicles, and the buying process is usually a several months ordeal for me.  Like most people, I am looking for a vehicle that […]


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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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