Drill of the Week: Roadway Safety – Intersection Accident

By Forest Reeder

The hazards of operating and positioning apparatus and personnel are well documented with numerous fatalities and injuries occurring all too frequently. This sample intersection accident allows your crew to discuss and prepare an incident response to a head-on accident.

Position apparatus, identify the traffic control patterns and equipment that would be used, and the interaction with local police that would be necessary to safely control this incident. Add additional resources and your local procedures to this exercise and discuss all of the possible hazards associated with an extrication/multiple-patient incident scene.

Download this week’s firefighter training drill as a PDF HERE.

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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