The U.S. Fire Administration released a new guide with information to help keep responders safe during roadway operations by increasing the visibility of emergency vehicles to motorists.
The guide provides information on best practices in several areas, including various arrangements of emergency warning devices, creative use of retro reflective decal markings and other innovative designs. It also focuses on emergency vehicles not covered by existing standards in this area, according to the.
The report was supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and produced in partnership with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s (CVVFA) Emergency Responder Safety Institute.
"The USFA staff is pleased to release this guide in support of our goal to reduce the number of emergency vehicle crashes and injuries to all emergency first responders," U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell said in a prepared statement. "We are grateful for NIJ’s continued support of this effort and for the work of the CVVFA to the benefit of the fire service, EMS and law-enforcement personnel at work and on our nation’s roadways."