Paulison, R. David
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p52
Trade Publication
This article reports that in response to alarmingly high numbers of vehicle-related firefighter fatalities, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) has joined forces with national organizations to find the causes of these accidents and possible solutions. In August 2004, the USFA published the Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative, a report co-sponsored by the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. The purpose of the initiative, which involved numerous national-level fire service groups, allied federal agencies and other organizations that provided extensive technical expertise and support, was to enhance the safety of firefighters while responding and returning from emergencies and while operating on the roadway.


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