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Living in the Line of Duty

Uploaded By: Kimberly Vasconez Reference Number: AA-00260 Views: 4869 Created: 2015-01-02 16:26 Last Updated: 2015-05-07 18:46 0 Rating/ Voters

The third article in a six-article series published in FHWA's Public Roads magazine (July/August 2014 issue) addresses the risk to TIM responders and how they may mitigate line of duty deaths and injuries. The following is noted in the introduction to the article: "Each year, an estimated average of 5 firefighters, 12 law enforcement officers, and more than 60 employees of State departments of transportation (DOTs) lose their lives in the line of duty. Deaths of firefighters and other public safety responders, along with an unknown number of injuries and near-miss incidents, occur on all types of roadways, making safety an essential mission for all public highway officials."

This article was co-authored by Dennis L. Rubin, a fire chief who represented the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association as FHWA’s on-site fire technical expert from November 2013 to March 2014, and Kimberly C. Vásconez. Ms. Vásconez is FHWA's Traffic Incident & Events Management Team Leader.

Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Public Roads Magazine

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:TIM Partnerships & Programs, Multidisciplinary NIMS & TIM Training, Practices for Responder Safety, Driver Training & Awareness, Multidisciplinary TIM Procedures
Industry Topics:On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Training
Resource Type:Articles
Vásconez_TIM_Responder_Training_JA14_LO3 Final Draft.pdf 0.3 Mb Download File
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