NEW WARNING LIGHT PLANS: “FIRE SERVICE SITUATIONAL WARNING LIGHT SYSTEMS”
For years, we have increased lights, added more lights, used brighter lights-etc-thinking it simply made good sense…so the public would use caution.
However, we have also arrived on scenes and have noticed the “many lights” when arriving on a scene…perhaps even being a distraction to the message we are trying to convey…not to mention our challenges with distracted driving.
Whelen Engineering has been working with several groups including Responder Safety, the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section, and many others to come up with a “better way” of warning the public when we-the Firefighters-are stopped…to clearly help civilians understand WHAT WE WANT THEM (the motoring public) TO DO as they approach a scene.
I voluntarily spent time with Whelen Engineering (many of them Firefighters themselves) to help create the following video to encourage the NFPA committee (also many of them Firefighters) to make a positive change in their current lighting standard, to best protect us. Take a look.
FIRE SERVICE SITUATIONAL WARNING LIGHTING:
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.