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Fedhealth and USFRA custom book & ebook projects

Please join Fedhealth, FSC, USFRA and our partners in a lifesaving project that benefits first responders and veterans. Fedhealth is developing custom USFRA disaster preparedness and first aid books (and PDF ebooks) in bulk for communities -- Learn more

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Rucker Law Firm, PLLC is a personal injury firm located in Houston, Texas. Practice areas include car, truck, and other vehicle accidents, Jones Act injury cases, oil industry injuries, slip and fall, dog bites, and wrongful death.

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Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P. C.

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Karen Loveless is a retired Firefighter/EMT -- now a professional songwriter. She wrote this song for all public servants...Thank You For The Job You Do!" click below to listen and learn more

Support Those Who Support First Responders!

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Approximately 25 percent of on-duty firefighter fatalities occur each year while responding to or returning from incidents, with the majority of fatalities resulting from vehicle crashes. Vehicle collision is the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities.

We are committed to reducing firefighter fatalities and injuries by helping to create a safer operational environment for emergency responders. The resources below contain best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response.

Our latest report: Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014)

A study of public safety emergency vehicle and roadway operations

Since the release of our publication “Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2004),” we have worked with many fire service organizations and the law enforcement community to increase emergency responder safety in this area. Our latest study report, “Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014),” consolidates the results of this work and provides best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response.

Topics covered include:

  • Common crash causes and crash prevention.
  • The impact of vehicle design and maintenance on safety.
  • Internal and external factors for improving response-related safety.
  • Regulating emergency vehicle response and roadway scene safety.
  • Roadway incident scene safety.

Download "Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014)" PDF, 7.5 Mb | EPUB, 2 Mb

Project sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice, International Fire Service Training Association, U.S. Fire Administration

Emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety resources

Educational programs

Studies and reports

Operations

  • “Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety”. Serves as a basic guide for all firefighters and law enforcement officers to improve their level of safety at work. It discusses training, policy development, education and technology to enhance emergency vehicle and roadway safety operations.
  • “Developing Traffic Control Assistant Training Programs” (PDF, 1.7 Mb). Provides information and guidelines for the training and use of volunteers in fire or police department traffic control units to protect responders and the public at vehicle crashes, fires, or at special events in the community.
  • “Safe Operation of Fire Tankers” (PDF, 2.1 Mb). Examines the various causal factors identified as problematic for tankers and their drivers. Tankers account for the largest number of firefighter crash deaths of all types of fire department vehicles.
  • “Traffic Incident Management Systems” (PDF, 5 Mb). Describes the latest technologies, training, and operational practices for effective traffic incident management.

Vehicle and responder visibility

  • “Effects of Warning Lamp Color and Intensity on Driver Vision” (PDF, 1.8 Mb | Flash Presentation). Colors and intensities of warning lamps that influence both positive and negative effects of such lamps in daytime and nighttime conditions are examined.
  • “Effects of Warning Lamps on Pedestrian Visibility and Driver Behav... (PDF, 1 Mb). A nighttime study of emergency warning lighting examining colors, intensity, and flash patterns of warning lamps. The resulting desirable (visible) and undesirable (glare) effects are shown.
  • “Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity Study” (PDF, 2.2 Mb.) Examines the use of retroreflective striping and chevrons, high-visibility paint, built-in passive light, and other reflectors for law enforcement patrol vehicles, fire apparatus, motorcycles, and ambulances and other EMS vehicles. Best practices in emergency vehicle conspicuity, including cutting edge international efforts, are reviewed.
  • “Inferences about Emergency Vehicle Warning Lighting Systems from C... (PDF, 15 Kb). Examines motorist disorientation caused by emergency warning lighting and lighting effects on normal, impaired, and drowsy drivers (also known as the "moth effect").
  • “Seeing and Stopping Distances” (PDF, 72 Kb). Demonstrates that detection distances for pedestrians and emergency responders operating on the roadway at night wearing typical clothing are very short, while detection distances when wearing retroreflective markings are very good.

Respondersafety.com

Free resources to help protect emergency responders at roadway inci... are available in the following topic areas:

Advance warning Blocking / Safe positioning
High visibility personal protective clothing High visibility vehicle markings
Highway lane designations Incident Command System and National Incident Management System
Line of duty deaths National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management
Professional qualifications / Performance standards Public education
Safety education materials “Slow Down, Move Over” laws
Standard operating procedures and guidelines “Struck By” incidents
Traffic incident management Training

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