Technology 101: Our Brave Fire Rescue Service

Fire Rescue Truck Bomba

Red has been the universal colour of fire rescue trucks all around the world whilst yellow or green is the usual colour for fire rescue trucks stationed at airports (as it is more visible in low lights). Image source: Wikiwand

Some of them are capable of carrying up to 17,000 litres of water in the truck. Given the vast types of truck manufacturers and fire fighting equipment suppliers, every country had its unique fire trucks based on the infrastructure and fire fighting missions.

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Driving Skills 101: No Reason to Disrespect Emergency Service Vehicle!!

emergency service vehicle ambulance

(An emergency service vehicles refer to the ambulance, fire truck or the police vehicles that have their sirens and their strobe lights on. Image source: Thgusstavo Santana from Pexels)

The siren and the strobes are on for a very important reason – it is to warn other road users to take notice and give way to these emergency service vehicles to move faster and reach their destinations as quickly as possible.… [Click to read the rest] “Driving Skills 101: No Reason to Disrespect Emergency Service Vehicle!!”

Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 3 – Scary Flight And Return to Lisbon

cape verde tap air portugal lisbon flight

(Calm before the storm – this was taken just before we took off from Lisbon to Cape Verde)

This is our final leg of the journey from KL to Cape Verde and this time, we changed the airline from Emirates to TAP Air Portugal, flying on the smaller Airbus A320. And given the fact that we have been on transit in Lisbon for the last 8 hours, we were very anxious to get to our next flight and reach our final destination to Cape Verde for a hot shower, clean change of clothes and a good sleep on a soft bed.

We lined up at the boarding counter, cleared by the TAP staff after verifying the cabin luggage size and went down to catch the shuttle bus to the plane.

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Driving Skills 101: Unfortunately Raining Idiots on Highway

rain idiot hazard

(The scary part when you are driving in heavy rain is that you are not being sure whether the sight of a dark item in the middle of the highway is a car still moving or a car has hit the barrier and is lying on the middle of the road)

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Emergency in Litrak

Just wondering how our highway concessionaires are prepared for emergencies on the tolled highways. I got a nasty sample on how Litrak (the concessioner for LDP) handles it.

Let me relate the story.

It was just 9 in the evening as I made myself to the Sunway toll booth – to my surprise, it was jam packed and so was the lanes towards Puchong.… [Click to read the rest] “Emergency in Litrak”

Driving Skills: 5 Types of Drivers Who Misuse the Indicators

This is what I usually shout when some idiots cut into my lane without using their indicators…

Car indicator signal driving skill

(Some people are still clueless on the nature and function of this stick sticking out from the steering column. Image source: Kuni BMW @ Youtube)

After I had embarked on my personal ‘Overhaulin’ project, many things have changed – I have become more careful when I am on the road these days.

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What’s on 2012?

“And a young scientist will be worth 20 old politicians” (the President of United States, justifies him staying back to be with his people instead of escaping in the ark , in the movie 2012)

(Yellowstone National Park erupts and spews deadly fire missiles in the movie 2012 – image source: http://www.chinasmack.com)[Click to read the rest] “What’s on 2012?”

Safety 101: Fire Drills – How serious are you?

fire drill truck engine services bomba

(No matter how old I am, I am still fascinated by the sound and looks of a fire truck and participating in a fire drill is the next best thing. Picture – Malaysian Fire Trucks – source: www.iveco-magirus.de )

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