Traffic Management Apparatus
Date & Time
Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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.