View from the Street – May 2014

Servant Leadership: “The servant-leader is servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. http://www.greenleaf.org

Servant leadership in Traffic Incident Management needs national, state and local leaders asking those working on the highway — what do you need to make your job safer with quicker clearance?

The list includes Slow Down/Move Over laws, signs and public awareness * Emergency Scene Ahead signs * Emergency preemption of traffic signals * 2/10 Mile Marker Sign * Traffic Incident Management training * Towing and Recovery agreements * Hazmat plan on cleaning highway so the traffic can flow * Have a Quick Clearance Fund for those times when the insurance company is slow to say they will pay for removal of traffic accidents.

2014                       Killed in the Line of Duty

Police Officers        38   http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2014?ref=sidebar

Fire Fighters           37  http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

EMS                          02    http://www.nemsms.org/notices.htm

Towers                     05  http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org/

National Best Safety Practices   

NUG  http://ntimc.transportation.org/Pages/NationalUnifiedGoal(NUG).aspx              

– TIM Network    http://timnetwork.org/
– FHWA Traffic Incident Management http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse/about/tim.htm
– Responder Safety Learning Network    http://learning.respondersafety.com/
– Fire Learning Network     http://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/
– IACP * Officer Safety  http://www.theiacp.org/CenterforOfficerSafetyandWellness
– Towing and Recovery Association of America      http://www.towserver.net/
– Safe Highways   http://www.safehighways.org/
– TIM NETWORK  Facebook    National Traffic Incident Management Coalition
– IAFF Health, Safety, Medicine   http://www.iaff.org/hs/index.htm
-NFPA 1500    http://www.vfis.com/documents/NFPA1500.pdf

Eric  Reddeck   HRFSOC@cox.net
NFFF  * Everyone Goes Home Advocate    http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

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