Blocker Rigs: Traffic Management Apparatus

Working traffic accidents is extremely dangerous for first responders. With major highways running through busy cities, numerous accidents occur daily. Following a horrifically close call for three Irving, TX, firefighters in 2015, Chief Victor Conley developed a lifesaving, cost-cutting plan—the blocker program. He repurposed retired fire apparatus, retrofitting them and using them as blockers—the first line of protection for fire, EMS, police and wrecker operators on accident scenes.


Date & Time
Friday, September 17, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM