QUOTE=Bann;5751673]Have you ever visited one of the firehouses in any of the counties? Do you know any of the volunteers who drive these vehicles? Do you know for a fact any of the experience any of them have?
I do. I know personally. I live in PF and know personally more than a couple.
Check out the press release from the Sheriff's office and the posts I made. The expererience of the Dunkirk FD driver is noted. How do you know he isn't a resposible person?[/QUOTE]
Yep.. I have extended family that have and do work in that industry, one of my BIL's younger brother started in Hyattsville in the early eighties, he rolled over a hook& ladder there, he then moved to another Dept in Hyattsville and rolled a pumper truck.
He then moved to Hughsville and became treasure and borrowed funds without permission. He then moved to Mechanicsville and go tossed out and then went across the street and worked on a Ambulance for a few years, he also worked for the county in St Mary's and was caught stealing fuel from the county filling station.
I also have a few cousins that are paramedics in PG co. The story's they can tell.
How about the young man that was a volunteer at Mechanicsville FD, he died on Floria Corner Rd a few years ago while driving his personal PU truck to a call. The state police said a deer must have run out in front of him causing him to slide and bounce through the S turn on Floria before he wrapped his truck around a tree. I believe the reconstruction said he was traveling a high rate of speed. If the skid marks and the guard rail damage didn't tell a story there was still enough energy to bend his Vortac powered S10 around a tree was the rest of the story. He was hauling freight..
It was never stated that a few weeks before his Cheif had told him not to respond to calls in his personal truck because of his driving habits. He also had been fired a week before he died from his job with a local company because of numerous complaints that were called in about his driving while in a company truck. I know this because I worked there in a supervisor position at that time.
Look at the boondoggle in Dunkirk a few years ago, it goes on and on.
The truck upside down tells the world that he was driving to fast for the road conditions ,
Cars and trucks just don't flip over from haveing lost tread one of tire anywhere on that piece of equipment. If that was the case cars and trucks would litter the highway,
It's funny that when you see a 9 ft tread that came off a tractor trailer on the roadway or shoulder of the highway there would still be a truck upside down along with it. [
But when you do see on the evening news that a truck or tanker is rolled over it's always on a curve and the truck was traveling with excessive speed, or the unsecured load sifted.
How does a load shift with a full load of water? The tank is full so there's no shift.
And if the driver was so responsible and has a 1000 hours driving that piece of equipment he certainly should be aware of it's faults and failings.
And again, as a CDL driver he should have done a precheck before driving that piece of equipment on the road, and with that there is a walk around that includes a tire check ???
How many shifts missed that tire starting to fail?
As a man that did maintenance planning and route failure analysis with Muriant for a few years, that tire starting failing before that roll over. And that tire is not the cause of that rollover. Let's remember this truck didn't roll over on its side here, it had enough energy to roll over 180°. The cause of the roll over is excessive speed, he was Fing rolling thunder and when that tread lost a chunk that truck hopped a bit and he lost control of it.
And we all know it.