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Another tragic loss of a firefighter along our nation's roadways

Responding to the scene of a vehicle-related incident is one of the most risky activities in the fire and emergency services


I think about roadway safety a lot; even more so on those occasions where I stop to help stranded motorists or arrive first on scene to a vehicle-related incident.

While I always wear my traffic vest, carry a handlight when it's dark, do my best to position where I block the scene and place flares to provide advance warning, I know it's one of the most risky activities in the fire and emergency services.

A great resource for learning how to protect ourselves along the highways and byways of the U.S. is the Responder Safety website sponsored by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute and Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association.

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