View from the Street * October 2016

View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate http://www.everyonegoeshome.com

If your region and each city/county  does not have a written Traffic Incident Management Plan you are spinning your wheel!  Why do I say that because, the nature of First Responders is to follow written policies.  City roadways have different responder group then interstate highways where the State Police, State Dot will  respond,  and on city streets City Police, Public Works, City Traffic Engineers for Signal Control along with Fire, EMS, and Towing.  It is much easier for the powers to be sit down and agree on a city plan, then it is to respond to City Council and the press for a major traffic incident that  turned your city into a parking lot.                               ***

Safe Highways Fall 2016   Every transportation program, service, and initiative requires a measurement of performance to determine value and success. We must ask ourselves: Is this program delivering on its objectives? What metrics define success? Are there areas for improvement? What is the public perception of said program, service, or initiative?

Oct 8-9, 2016 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  Join the U.S. Fire Service in honoring the lives of 79 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2015 and 33 firefighters who died in previous years during the 35th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service   http://www.firehero.org/

2016 Killed in the Line of Duty   *all causes*

Police Officers   93  http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2016?ref=sidebar
Firefighters       67  http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
EMS      ?           6+  http://www.national-ems-memorial.org/
Towers  ?          7+   http://internationaltowingmuseum.org/
DOT Workers    ?

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

 

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