Highway Safety for the Emergency Responder-Rick Patrick
Emergency service organizations (ESOs) respond to a wide variety of incidents involving operations on or near a highway (roadway) which pose special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue and EMS functions. Every year a significant number of emergency service personnel are killed or injured while operating on our highways. There may be a wide variety of reasons for these losses, but they should never happen! In many instances, an ESO responds to a “primary incident” on a highway, only to become the victim of a “secondary incident.” This session will address the specific areas that responders face and provide immediate solutions to the problem.
1. Identify the "Ten Cones of Highway Safety."
2. Understand the elements of a safe work zone.
3. Recognize the potential/existing hazards while operation on or near a highway.
www.vfis.com, Retrieved January 5, 2019
www.fema.usfa.gov, Retrieved January 5, 2019
After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.