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Resources

Reports

These Resources are official reports related to traffic incident management issues that are published by agencies, departments and organizations representing a variety of emergency responder, traffic, transportation, and related disciplines.
Best Practices to Minimize Injuries and Deaths While Using a POV for Responses
To prevent injuries and deaths resulting from accidents involving POV responses.
Upload Date: 9/14/2015
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Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment
Through synthesis of current research on highway work zone safety with input from participants in a December 1998 workshop, this document offers measures that contractors, agencies, policymakers, manufacturers, law enforcement, and the research community can take to reduce occupational injuries in highway work zones.
Upload Date: 1/7/2013
565.89 KB
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Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity Study
This report, produced in partnership between the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), analyzes emergency vehicle visibility and conspicuity with an eye toward expanding efforts in these areas to improve vehicle and roadway operations safety for all emergency responders. Emphasis in this report is placed on passive visibility/conspicuity treatments. Key finidings include additional research on emergency vehicle visibility and conspicuity in the United States, with particular emphasis on the interaction between civilian drivers and emergency vehicles during responses and on incident scenes.
Upload Date: 12/27/2012
2.18 MB
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Evaluation of Chemical and Electric Flares
Following a brief literature review, this research project conducted a comparison of the different flares and related traffic control devices in order to identify and examine alternative highway flare systems utilizing chemical or electric sources of energy to determine their suitability and visibility.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
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Categories:  Advance Warning  |  Reports
Map of State Move Over Laws
This color-coded map indicates the U.S. states with Move Over laws. Courtesy of AAA.
Upload Date: 12/2/2010
31.61 KB
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Categories:  Reports  |  Slow Down, Move Over Laws
Move-Over Laws Chart
This chart summarizes the Move Over laws in U.S. states, with code citations and links to full text of code where available. Courtesy of AAA.
Upload Date: 12/2/2010
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Categories:  Reports  |  Slow Down, Move Over Laws
National Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries in 2005
This report summarizes the data on fatal occupational injuries in the year 2005, covering all occupational groups. Fatal highway accidents were the most frequent type of fatal workplace event. Data is broken down in several ways, including by type of incident, by industry, by occupation, by demographics, and by State. Multiple full data tables are presented.
Upload Date: 12/21/2012
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NIOSH Report as a LODD Investigation
Career Fire Fighter Dies When Backed Over While Spotting an Apparatus - New Jersey
Upload Date: 9/23/2013
246.16 KB
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Categories:  Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)  |  Reports
On-Duty Deaths of Fire-Police Officers, 1991-2010
This report from the National Fire Protection Association summarizes the data for on-duty deaths of fire-police officers from 1991-2010, including demographic characteristics, nature of injury, and type of duty. Further detail on the specifics of some incidents is also presented.
Upload Date: 12/2/2011
76.13 KB
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Position of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute on the Use of Advance Warning Traffic Signs
This statement presents the position of the CVVFA Emergency Responder Safety Institute on the use of temporary traffic signs for advance warning at roadway incidents.
Upload Date: 6/7/2011
183.62 KB
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Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highway: A Ten Year Review by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute
This document looks at the progress on implementing recommendations from “Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highways: A White Paper by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association” in the ten years since the original summit convened and makes additional recommendations for the continuing effort to reduce the incidence of secondary incidents.
Upload Date: 3/27/2011
329.33 KB
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Categories:  White Papers  |  Reports
Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highways: A White Paper by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association
This document presents recommendations from a highway responder summit (and subsequent panel review) chaired by the CVVFA that looked into the scope, causes, and potential solutions to the problem of secondary incidents at highway response scenes. The recommendations in this document fall under five major subject headings -- training, operations, human resources, public education, and legislation/regulation/research/standards.
Upload Date: 5/7/2008
81.89 KB
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Categories:  Reports  |  White Papers
Study of Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highways and Operation of Emergency Vehicles
A Review of First Responder Agencies Who Have Adopted Emergency Lighting and Vehicle Conspicuity Technology
Upload Date: 7/24/2018
1.64 MB
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Task Analysis for Emergency Responders at Roadway Incidents
This report from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute details the findings of a panel convened to review typical functions performed by emergency responders at roadway incidents in an effort to develop a set of job performance requirements for the job functions critical to safe emergency operations at roadway incidents. This report discusses the process utilized, outlines the specific job performance requirements for critical positions assigned to emergency responders and provides guidance on the use of the requirements by potential users and training organizations.
Upload Date: 8/18/2009
158.28 KB
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Traffic Incident Management Systems
This report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) provides guidance to local-level fire departments on compliance with the Department of Transportation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortium’s (NFSIMSC’s) Model Procedures Guide for Highway Incidents. This document details incident case studies, describes equipment to improve highway safety, shows how to set up a safe traffic incident management area, explains incident command for highway incidents, and lists best practices and other sources of information on effective highway incident operations.
Upload Date: 5/31/2008
4.87 MB
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Categories:  Reports  |  Traffic Incident Management

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