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Law Enforcement LODDs May, 2011-Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed as he investigated a hit-and-run accident in Houston, TX. The driver drove.

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1 Law Enforcement LODDs May, 2011-Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed as he investigated a hit-and-run accident in Houston, TX. The driver drove around emergency vehicles before hitting Officer Will. March, 2011-While making a traffic stop on Interstate 290 near Buffalo, NY Trooper Kevin Dobson was struck and killed by a passing motorist. January, 2009-Officer Jarod Dean was struck and killed while clearing debris from a previous accident on State Route 8, Boston Heights, OH. 1

2 2008 EMT Cheryl Kiefer, Age: 23 Agency: Jackson Community Ambulance, Jackson, MI Cause of Death: Struck at scene Paramedic Christa Burchett, Age: 33 Agency: Paintsville Fire - Rescue - EMS, Paintsville, KY Cause of Death: Struck at scene EMS “Struck-By” LODDs 2

3 Oklahoma Double “Struck-By” October 6, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Paramedics Shawn Skelly, 27, and Michael Gilmore, 32, were treating the driver of a vehicle that had left the roadway during a severe rainstorm on I-35 north of Ardmore near Davis, OK. As they were preparing to load the patient into their ambulance, a Ford Explorer that had not slowed down, but had gone around traffic that had slowed for the original accident, hydroplaned on the highway, striking all three, killing them instantly. 3

4 Recent Tow Operator “Struck-By” August 10, 2009 Newport News, VA Operator struck & killed on shoulder of road while loading disabled minivan onto flatbed tow truck 4

5 Dept. of Transportation “Struck-by” 27 year veteran Caltrans worker hit, killed July 23, 2009, Lodi, CA Driver on weed maintenance crew The Caltrans crew had put up signs to alert oncoming traffic that workers were present. At about 2 p.m., victim got out of his truck, and a passing truck hit him. 5

6 If this is how you position apparatus and allow your personnel to operate while working in or near moving traffic….. You will be next on the LODD list! 6

7 Sources of Information Move Over Law MUTCD I-95 Coalition Responder Safety North Florida TPO FHWA 7

8 Reducing LODDs Can we reduce LODDs through Quicker Clearance ? 8

9 TIM Timeline 9

10 Sources of Congestion 10

11 Safe, Quick Clearance… Second of the three main NUG objectives, it is the practice of rapidly, safely, and aggressively removing temporary obstructions from the roadway. Safe, Quick Clearance… Second of the three main NUG objectives, it is the practice of rapidly, safely, and aggressively removing temporary obstructions from the roadway. Disabled vehicles Wrecked vehicles Safe, Quick Clearance Debris Spilled cargo 11

12 Safe, Quick Clearance Goals Restore the roadway to its pre-incident capacity as quickly and safely as possible Minimize motorists delays though traffic control, lighting, and opening of lanes Make effective use of all clearance resources Enhance the safety of responders and motorists Protect the roadway system and private property from unnecessary damage during the removal process 12

13 Move Over Laws Only the District of Columbia has no Move Over Laws 13

14 Driver Removal Fender Bender, Move It, Steer Clear, Steer It, Clear It Minor, non-injury crashes, drivers exchange information, and move vehicles from travel lanes Often contain a Hold Harmless clause Dispatch should encourage motorists to move the vehicles 14

15 Authority Removal Public agencies may clear damaged or disabled vehicles and spilled cargo from the roadway Serious injury or fatality does not always preclude removal Often contain a Hold Harmless clause Implemented in half of U.S. states 15

16 Lane Designation Terminology 16

17 Median “Outside” Shoulder Right Lane Left Lane “Inside” Shoulder Northbound Highway X Southbound Highway X Common Response Terminology 17

18 HOV Lane Left Lane Center Lane Right Lane 18

19 Non-Buffered HOV Lane 19

20 Buffered HOV Lane 20

21 Left Lane Left Center Lane Right Lane ‘Outside’ Right Center Lane ‘Inside’ Left shoulder Right shoulder 21

22 Two Left Lanes 22

23 Two Center Lanes 23

24 Two Right Lanes 24

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26 Student Activity  26

27 “UPSTREAM” “DOWNSTREAM” Upstream & Downstream If incident is here… 27

28 The backup of approaching traffic is the “Queue” … pronounced “Q” 28

29 Examples include: ON-ramp/OFF-ramp Service Road/Access Road Distributor/Collector Road Overpass/Underpass Common Response Terminology 29

30 Highway “X” Highway “Y” SOUTH NORTH WEST EAST INCIDENT HERE Describe this location 30

31 Highway “X” Highway “Y” SOUTH WEST EAST INCIDENT HERE 31

32 Highway “X” Main Street SOUTH NORTH INCIDENT HERE 32

33 Highway “X” Main Street SOUTH NORTH INCIDENT HERE 33

34 Highway “X” Main Street SOUTH NORTH INCIDENT HERE 34

35 Westbound LaneEastbound Lane Westbound shoulder Eastbound shoulder Rural Roads Response Terminology 35

36 Westbound Lane Eastbound Lane Rural Roads Response Terminology Eastbound Turn Lane 36

37 Communication Accurate, clear communication, means responders arrive at the scene sooner and clear the incident sooner meeting quick clearance goals and improving safety for themselves and accident victims. 37

38 TIM Timeline 38

39 Federal guideline for all traffic control Nationwide It also covers all ‘workers’ on all streets, roadways or highways This course addresses what is required to adhere to MUTCD standards Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Chapter 6-I 39

40 MUTCD also requires LE, F/R, EMS & T&R establish a “Traffic Incident Management Area” This course addresses the best practices recommended in the MUTCD 40

41 Student Activity Arrival on Scene Clearance of Scene Command Responsibilities Hazard Control Incident Notification Investigation Patient Care Response to Incident Windshield Size-Up of Scene Termination of Activities Traffic Management 1.________________________ 2.________________________ 3.________________________ 4.________________________ 5.________________________ 6.________________________ 7.________________________ 8.________________________ 9.________________________ 10.________________________ 11.________________________ 41

42 Lesson Objectives Recognize incident statistics Restate NIMS-compliant core industry terminology for each discipline group List the principle laws that relate to Quick Clearance Recall the terminology used to describe roadways Identify the principles discussed in the MUTCD Arrange the phases of incident response or duties in chronological order as taught in the course 42


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