AutoSock: Customer feedback
AutoSock for Lancashire's Firefighters
"AutoSock have been invaluable over recent days to Lancashire's Firefighters. In Bacup, in particular, the firefighters would have been unable to go to two incidents over the weekend without them."
- Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson
"Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's Firefighters are using AutoSock to help them travel to emergency incidents during the severe weather conditions that have hit the County in recent days.
17 of the Service's Fire Engines and a number of Fire Officer's cars have AutoSock available to them, should they get stuck in snow or icy conditions. The socks are a textile wheel cover that has an elasticated edge, which can be slipped over the driving wheels in less than two minutes.
Currently, Fire Engines in Barnoldswick, Earby, Colne, Bacup, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Burnley, Nelson, Hyndburn, Blackburn, Darwen, Clitheroe, Preston, Chorley, Skelmersdale, Bispham and Lancaster have AutoSock available, however, the Service has just placed an order to make AutoSock available to other Fire Engines based around the County."
A message sent by a Gleaner Oils tanker driver earlier this winter:
"I took these photos at a customer's property. The customer, who is elderly and lives alone, was getting worried about her fuel and as the local farmer (also a Gleaner customer) kindly ploughed a track down to her house I decided under the circumstances I would test the AutoSock under these snow conditions. The property is about 300 yards downhill from the main road.
As you can see from the photos the conditions are self explanatory; the AutoSock performed perfectly.
Incidentally the farmer told me the snowplough went off the road the previous week and the recovery costs were £1,600!
This was the third time I have used the AutoSock; without them I may have required recovery each time or at least would have incurred downtime etc.
Again it's down to the driver's discretion as and when to use them but they certainly gave me confidence and thereby reduced the stress levels related to our industry when we are operating in these extreme winter conditions."
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