Apparatus & Equipment

Safe Interstate Highway Response

Issue 02 and Volume 173.

By Ed Dolan While I wrote this, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said goodbye to Firefighter Steven H. Pollard. While operating at an auto accident on a divided highway, he fell in the gap between the two elevated roadways as he tried to cross over the barrier to the travel lanes going in the opposite direction. Like so many FDNY members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, his death will not be in vain. We must learn from this tragedy to ensure we don’t suffer the same fate. In Leeds, New York, a few years ago, a similar tragedy occurred. A Long Island, New York, firefighter, heading home after spending time with his family upstate, encountered an accident on the bridge crossing the Catskill Creek on New York Route 23. He parked on the eastbound structure that night and thought he was hopping the concrete barrier to the…

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