>Hmmmm...I really have to start getting all responses from
>the national office in writing. At PRI I was told it would
>amount to "a few squares of paper towel in a ziploc baggie"
>and it would not have to be mounted because "it will be so
>thin you can sit on it."
Hey thanks Lurch for being the one to broach the subject of yet another mandated requirement to be carried by every car for _potential_ problems which seems so typical shot-gun approach or maybe a "play to the galleries" pre-emptive thing done to justify something but maybe not meeting any real need which might better be met by a slightly larger version of the kits to be carried by the sweep vehicles.
Since it is rule now I guess we are supposed to accept it since the guys who make up rules are clearly able to see with more more insight all th problems besetting us tahn anybody else, but has there beeen a big problem with cars spilling hydro-carbon in the wood in other than roll-over where the car remains for some length of time?
seems like to me that's the most imaginable way spills would occur and seems like at time of recovery, or when sweep arrives or the report is recieved that a car's sitting on it's roof is when a kit would be needed, and as I sorta meekly suggested, a kit a bit bigger than capable of recovering 2 gallon might be needed, if in fact this is a real issue.
Red cross kit
Re this: Require crews who flip and stay to report the milage where they stayed upside down and if they have spilled naughty fluids during the flip (from the CAR!!! The roll of Loo-paper and the spare shorts in the co-drivers black bag covers THAT other Hazard!)
And see right there is maybe a burning need for another rule!!
What should be done with the shorts that are made hazardous during the event? How should they be handled? Should they be incinerated and the ashes carried in a zip lock bag (marked in the reccomended De-Rusto OSHA GREEN pn 8967)?
And Bruce , before you come back with some groaning about folks complaining about rules, when I have seen cars flip right in front of me in the woods (HI ! Dick Furhman!!! tee hee) and been right on the scene, my first concern is the potential injuries to the folks inside, second is the oncoming traffic whacking into the car and ME as I have been standing there, third is fire danger from ignition switched on (shocking how many people leave the ignition ON!!).
In the normal course of the car sitting upside down the is inevitably some dripping and drooling of fluids but it seems to me it is when the car is righted is when the bigger spills occur but then the crap is running all over the place and the eventual drips are all also over the place , not in convienient pools on sealed asphalt or concrete surfaces.
Is this really going to be an effective thing in the woods?
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