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FDNY Tiller Training
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:16:38 AM »
https://abc7ny.com/society/ride-along-to-find-out-how-the-fdny-navigates-nycs-toughest-intersections/1160367/

Friday, January 15, 2016
NEW YORK (WABC) --
The members of the New York City Fire Department respond to numerous emergencies every day, and navigating the busy streets can be a challenge for any driver.

Being behind the wheel of a giant fire truck and racing to the scene of an emergency is a difficult undertaking, and so the FDNY is prepared in making sure every firefighter who pilots one of their vehicles gets specialized instruction at the department's training headquarters.

The sessions take place at "The Rock" on Randall's Island.

One of the most complicated and crucial trucks in the fleet is called the tiller truck, which is a ladder truck in two parts that has a rear steering position in addition to the the driver in the front.

By splitting up the front and rear, this type of truck and make sharper turns and can make its way through some of the city's toughest intersections.

abc7ny was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the tiller truck is operated. Now is your chance to come along for the ride.

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FDNY Tiller Training
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:16:38 AM »

Offline tem217

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Re: FDNY Tiller Training
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 10:30:35 AM »
look for cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode with Kramer In the tiller)

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Re: FDNY Tiller Training
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 11:33:48 AM »
I saw that video when it first came out in 2016, it's certainly a very interesting video and anybody at all interested in the fire service should watch it.

 

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