New Truck Technology
NFPA 1901 requires apparatus ordered after January 1, 2009 to be equipped with a stability control system or pass a tilt table test. Additional advanced technologies are available on new truck specs, including seat belt tensioning and curtain and cabin airbag systems that activate during the dynamic phase of a rollover. Visit http://www.lifeguardtechnologies.com/ for an example of these systems. Also, seatbelt indicators help improve rollover survivability Visit http://www.fireresearch.com/ for an example.
Many insurers offer rollover prevention training.
http://www.esip.com/ and http://www.vfis.com are examples.
In addition, check out http://www.emergencyvehicleresponse.com/
and http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/ for resources that can improve operator and crew safety.
Rollover warning system and driver training aid that is adjustable and can be fitted to any apparatus.
for an example.
Know of technology or training that helps prevent rollovers or increases survivability? Tell us about it!