Here’s an important “heads up” from Mike Wilbur (FDNY Lt/Ret) and his business Emergency Vehicle Response.
Check the dates on all of your departments tires ASAP!
Last July alone, three Firefighters were killed, two Firefighters were seriously injured in two separate accidents one in Kansas and the other in Nevada. More recently a tanker/ tender in the state of Maryland rollover with two firefighters hurt.
In all three incidents the cause was listed as tire failure.
In the last year Emergency Vehicle Response found that one out of three fire apparatus inspected during fleet evaluations had tires that needed to be taken out of service based on the standard.
LINK HERE with the details on what happened, HOW AND WHAT you can do to prevent the problem and info on the specific standards regarding fire apparatus tires: