Fire and EMS Operations at Highway Incidents
Friday, April 28
Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged, and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters and fire apparatus at highway incidents with increasing frequency. Fire and EMS personnel must train and operate in a methodical and professional manner at all roadway incidents. The highway is one of the most dangerous areas of operation for firefighters and EMTs, so it is critical that personnel establish and maintain a solid defensive strategy during all highway operations. This class will review case studies, describe successful strategies and tactics for highway operations, and educate attendees about some emerging technologies that may present additional hazards and some potential solutions for crew safety and survival. Participants will walk away with the essential steps and actions to take to protect their personnel from being struck by vehicles while operating at road and highway incidents.'