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Guidance on Cable Median Barriers for Emergency Responders

Uploaded By: Erin Arva Reference Number: AA-00322 Views: 2001 Created: 2015-02-12 20:39 Last Updated: 2015-02-12 20:39 0 Rating/ Voters

Cable median barrier (CMB) systems are used in many states and countries around the world to reduce median cross-over crashes, particularly on freeways. These types of crashes can be many times more catastrophic than other crash types. CMB systems are typically comprised of steel cables and steel posts that are either driven or “socketed” into the ground. While the installation of CMB is cost-effective and drastically improves safety on freeways, it does pose several complex issues for emergency responders. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission produced this handout for the emergency responders that are participating in the Southwestern PA Regional TIM Steering Committee and local TIM Teams. This handout outlines what CMB is, the process for reporting CMB work, proper vehicle removal procedures, and the procedures responders should use to cross the median.

Agency/Organization (or Publication/Conference):Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

National Unifying Goal (NUG) Strategies:Multidisciplinary NIMS & TIM Training, Practices for Responder Safety, Multidisciplinary TIM Procedures
Industry Topics:MPO/RPO, On Scene Management\Quick Clearance, Training
Resource Type:Presentations & Handouts
CMB for Responders_Feb 2015 update.pdf 0.5 Mb Download File
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