10-26-2010, 11:17 PM #1
Highway Safety Struck-By Prevention
This is the scene as you pull up. You are an officer; say maybe even a Chief Officer. Your engine and ambulance are on the scene of what was called in as a vehicle crash. Turns out it is a car vs. bicyclist and the patient from the bike is now down along the shoulder of the road. It is 11am on a weekday.
Are you comfortable with what you see? Are we set up the way the department is trained to establish a traffic incident management area? Is there anything you would do to improve our "struck-by resistance"?Ron Moore, Forum Moderator
10-27-2010, 09:00 AM #2
We have a longer taper/merge zone and a Emergency Scene ahead sign that is placed prior to the scene. In this one snapshot there are things I might question that are in place,just not obvious from this shot. T.C.
Last edited by rmoore; 10-29-2010 at 04:43 PM.
10-27-2010, 12:42 PM #3
Our engine would be angled outwards, not inwards."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
10-27-2010, 02:06 PM #4
Have to agree with the points made by Bones and TC. The taper area is about 1/4 of what it should be, especially when you use the rule of 100' of taper for every 10mph on the roadway. Assuming that this is a 65mph roadway, that comes out to 650' of taper.
Also, unless the pump operator HAS to be protected, I always prefer to point the rig in the way that I want traffic to merge. Using the biggest vehicle on the scene to provide a visual indication of the merge direction is a great practice.
I do commend them for using the tall cones, and making sure the cones extend along the perimeter of the incident scene.Career Fire Captain
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10-27-2010, 02:11 PM #5
Also, I'd have protection past the engine - to keep people from sliding back over too soon...or wrecking.......so hopefully this doesn't happen....
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