High Visibility PPE

The Resources in this category offer information on high visibility personal protective equipment, such as garments, vests, helmets and gloves.

2020 Helmets and Head Protection Survey

In 2020, ERSI , conducted a nationwide survey of over 899 fire service and EMS personnel to gather their opinions regarding helmet use at roadway incidents.

Upload Date: 1/28/2021

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

Connecticut Traffic Incident Scene Management Field Guide

Developed by the Capitol Region Council of Governments Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition, this field guide provides guidance for traffic incident scene management for emergency response organizations. Includes TIM and responder safety basic principles, guidelines for deploying traffic control devices, recommended TIM procedures, and practical diagrams of traffic control applications like vehicle classification, stopping distances, and traffic incident management area setups for different roadway configurations.

Upload Date: 10/21/2021

Impacts of Emergency Vehicle Marking Color, Patterns and Retroreflectivity on Safety-Related Driver Responses: Study Report

This ERSI study reports the results of a field experiment to investigate the impacts of emergency vehicle marking color, retroreflectivity level and spatial patterns on drivers’ ability to see emergency responders working near their vehicles was carried out. The study also examined the impacts of a wearable flashing LED light.

Upload Date: 12/7/2023

Model SOP: Safety Apparel While Working in Or Near Moving Traffic

This document is a model SOP to use as a “go by” when formulating your department’s SOP on the use of safety apparent while working in or near moving traffic.

Upload Date: 1/19/2022

PPE & Warning Sign Reflectivity Comparison

Don’t be "That" Guy! PPE & Warning Sign Reflectivity Comparison

Upload Date: 12/2/2015

PPE For Responders Working In or Near Moving Traffic (PDF format)

This presentation is an excerpt from the University of Extrication “Safe Parking” highway safety program by Ron Moore, Battalion Chief, McKinney, TX FD. The segment in this presentation addresses the issue of proper PPE for responders working in or near moving traffic.

Upload Date: 7/21/2008

Categories: High Visibility PPE

The First 15 Minutes - Decision Making at Roadway Incidents

This Power Point program provides training for responders on the first arriving apparatus at a highway incident. The first 15 minutes of an incident often sets the tone for the entire response. Learn how practices such as “windshield size up” can make the scene safer.

Upload Date: 9/6/2013

Traffic Hazards to Fire Fighters While Working Along Roadways

This alert describes the hazards facing fire fighters working along roadways, presents two case studies, and lists recommendations for prevention of struck bys.

Upload Date: 1/7/2013

Watch Out Behind You!

A full operations level training program that may be taught in modules. Suggested presenters should be at least a level one instructor. Suggested teaching time is 4 hours total.

Upload Date: 9/6/2013

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