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What is the NFPA standard that Operating in Vehicular Traffic is based on

NFPA 1500 - Standard of FD Occupational Safety and Health Program


When responding to roadway incidents, ______ consider moving vehicles as a ______ ___ ____ ______.

ALWAYS; threat to your safety


Why are nighttime incidents near moving traffic particularly hazardous?

Visibility is reduced
Driver reaction is slowed


What term is defined as the primary means of preventing secondary crashes where ongoing traffic collides with queued traffic.

Advance Warning


What are the 10 tactical procedures to protect personnel:

1. Never trust approaching traffic
2. Avoid turning your back to approaching traffic
3. Establish an initial 'block' with the first arriving emergency vehicle or fire apparatus.
4. Always wear Class III high visibility vests during day or night
5. Always wear a structural firefighting helmet
6. Turn off all sources of vision impairment to approaching motorists at nighttime.
7. Use fire apparatus or PD vehicles to redirect the flow of traffic
8. Establish advance warning and adequate transition area traffic control measures upstream to reduce travel speeds.
9. Use traffic cones
10. Establish a FF member as a flagger


Initial apparatus placement should provide a ____ ____ protected from traffic approaching in at least ____ ____.

work area; one direction


_____ apparatus on the roadway with a ____ ___ ___ ___ or ____ ___ ___ ___ position to creat a physical barrier between the crash scene and approaching traffic.

Angle; block to the right; block to the left


Use fire apparatus to block at least ____ ___ ____ ___ more than that already obstructed

one additional traffic lane


Operating personnel, equipment and patients should be kept within the ____ created by the blocking apparatus at all times



Traffic cones shall be deployed at ___ ____ intervals upstream with the furthest cone approx ___ upstream on surface streets and ___-___ feet on freeways.

15-foot; 75feet; 150-200 feet


What are critical safety benchmarks for first arriving CO on traffic incidents:

1. An initial block creating a safe work area (err on overblock than underblock)
2. Assign parking location for arriving units. Right to left lanes 1,2 etc
3. Assure transport units are placed within protected work area
4. Patient loading done within protected work zone.
5. IC is the safety officer
6. All opticom emitters are turned off


On freeways cones placed

20 - 25 feet apart with the last one 200 feet away