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Highway Safety

After analyzing fatal accidents of firefighters and EMTs, NIOSH (The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) has established several recommended practices for safe operation on highways. Read on for tips and scenarios.

Tailboard Safety Tips

Name Link
Privately-owned vehicles View Download
Apparatus placement View Download
Controlling oncoming vehicles View Download
Conducting traffic and using a highly visible stop/slow paddle View Download
Pre-incident plans for high incident emergencies View Download
Wearing protective clothing such as reflective vests View Download
Parking unneeded vehicles off the roadway View Download
Using variable signs to inform motorists View Download
Positioning yourself and victims in a secure area View Download