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Author Topic:   What Kind of Safety and Fire gear do your workers wear?
Dave Whittle
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 21, 2001 10:27 PM  
I was just wondering what kind of safety gear do your corner workers, flagmen and emergency crews wear at the races? How many are really prepared if a car hit the wall, punctured a fuel cell and burst into flames. How many workers would be able to run in and pull an unconscious driver from a burning car or would everyone have to wait for a fire crew to arrive from outside the wall. How safe is it to race at your track, how committed to safety is the owners and promoters. After all, the rules on safety for drivers in the cars are very vague. Just questions every driver should ask before he straps in at a track.

Dave Whittle, owner
Whittle's Performance Accessories

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 387
posted December 22, 2001 11:16 AM  
I race at I-55 Raceway in Pevely,Mo. and I feel they have the best emergency crew that i've seen at a track. They have two "real" firefighters, one in each corner in full gear with the lastest extraction devices. They also have two ambulances with two fully trained paramedics per ambulance. One sets in the infield wich is owned by the track and stays at the track at all times. The other sets outside to care for spectator injuries and to transport drivers and spectators to either the at track care facility or to the hospital. This way there is always an ambulance at the track so the race program can keep running with little delay.
Just from the few race tracks I have been at I feel I-55 is the safest to race at. I have nothing but high praise for the efforts these men and women put out to see that we have a safe racing program.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 29, 2001 01:04 AM  
Portsmouth raceway has a great crew hit the wall once pretty hard they were there before
I could even unbuckle, on another note my brother rolled at this track went back the next week to watch the promoter saw him, made a point to ask if he was ok, and to make sure any medical bills were forwarded to the TRACK for payment.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 160
posted January 03, 2002 07:42 PM  
Crysal Raceway here in Michigan has got its problems just like alot of others. But, the guys on the track are top notch with full gear and the best equipment. These guys would jump in **** to get you out or going again. Salute!!!!


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