16 Roadway Safety Strategies from Lessons Learned
Thursday, April 27
This class will cover the lessons learned and the changes implemented in the wake of a line-of-duty death/struck-by-vehicle incident in Lubbock, TX. A list of 16 roadway safety strategies was developed that every rank, firefighter through fire chief, should hear and implement at their department. The dangers the roadway presents to emergency responders is extremely high. Roadway safety education and other proactive steps to improve roadway safety are often overlooked by departments until they experience a struck-by incident. Other case studies will be reviewed including an incident in December 2020 in Irving, TX, where a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on a section of roadway that was closed to all through traffic.