About 25 percent of all on-duty firefighter fatalities occur while units are responding to or returning from incidents, and vehicle crashes cause most of the deaths, according to USFA.

USFA Releases Report on Emergency Vehicle Safety

The study is the latest one released by the FEMA agency since it published an "Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative" in 2004.

About 25 percent of all U.S. on-duty firefighter fatalities occur while units are responding to or returning from incidents, with vehicle crashes causing most of these deaths, the U.S. Fire Administration reports. USFA has released a new study report on this problem to assist departments by discussing best practices and making recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response.

The study is the latest one released by the FEMA agency since it published an "Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative" in 2004. Since then, USFA has worked along with fire service organizations and law enforcement agencies to increase emergency responders' safety during responses and return trips.

Topics covered in this report include:

  • Common crash causes and crash prevention
  • The impact of vehicle design and maintenance on safety
  • Internal and external factors for improving response safety
  • Regulating emergency vehicle response and roadway scene safety
  • Roadway incident scene safety

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