View from the Street * April 2017

View from the Street

By Eric Reddeck, NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

  The fire under the bridge on I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia shows the importance of emergency planning for fires with highway design. Fire trucks are large vehicles and carry  500 to 1000 gallons of water on them. Interstates by the most part have no hydrants and small turnaround  spots that  fire engines can crossover lanes. This means many fire trucks have to respond to supply the water needed to put out the fire in one direction.  Does your state include Fire Chiefs in your plans review? 

April 3-7, 2017 ” Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands”…/wz-awareness-week/

Highway Work Zone Deaths are hard to find below is  link from CDC
2017 Killed in the Line of Duty   *all causes*

Police Officers      33
Firefighters          27
EMS      ?              02
Towers  ?             02

 Eric Reddeck
NFFF Everyone Goes Home Advocate

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