Using the right traffic control products and equipment may save your life and protect property. When Every Second Counts, there’s no time to wait. Emergency responders need to respond to every emergency as efficiently as possible.
The impacts of traffic incidents and other emergency operations on responder safety are well documented. Entities such as the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC), the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) have all reported an
alarming upward trend of incident responders being injured or killed while working on or near the nation’s highways. The safety of all first responders is of paramount importance.
Responders must always be mindful and aware of the situation or environment they are working in. First responders and emergency personnel that typically arrive first to the scene of a traffic incident have a multitude of responsibilities. having and using the right equipment is critical to your safety!