Roadway Operations for Firefighters and EMTs
Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged, and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters, EMTs, and emergency vehicles at roadway incidents with increasing frequency. Fire and EMS personnel must train and operate in a preplanned and professional manner during all roadway incidents. The roadway is one of the most dangerous areas of operation for firefighters and EMTs, and it is critical that personnel establish and maintain a solid defensive strategy during all highway operations. This class will review specific case studies, describe successful strategies and tactics for roadway operations, and highlight emerging technologies that may present additional hazards as well as some potential solutions for crew safety and survival. Participants will walk away with the essential steps and actions every fire department should be taking to protect their personnel from being struck by vehicles while operating at road and highway incidents.