On call weekend

This weekend was my first weekend on call to drive rescue trucks since I received my medium rigid licence. I must admit I was a little nervous with the thought of driving a truck under response conditions and being responsible for not only a rescue but getting all the gear to a site in a safe and timely manner.

Luckily there were no calls for rescue (touch wood) whilst I had the vehicle. The hardest thing I had to do was park the beast at home. It barely fit…


I had to delicately park the truck right down the bottom of my property less than a meter from where the power line comes in. My boys really enjoyed when I put on the red and blue lights to back it in. I still have a test to drive it under pressure but I feel a bit more confident having driven the vehicle even if it was just to and from my house.

Stay safe people, I really don’t want to have to drive this beast fast…

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