Traffic control is an essential component of incident response in order to move road users safely and expeditiously past or around a traffic incident, and to reduce the likelihood of secondary crashes. Emergency responders, with the exception of law enforcement, are provided limited or no training in traffic control, but by nature of their job often have to perform such duties. There is a need to provide basic knowledge and equipment to on-scene responders in order to reduce traffic delays, secondary crashes, and injuries to those involved in response activities. This report summarizes the results of a pilot project where local fire departments were provided with emergency traffic control equipment and training. The objective was to determine if the equipment would be sufficiently utilized and to summarize the benefits of the use of the equipment by responders.
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McCormack, Sarah M.; Walton, Jennifer R.; and Agent, Kenneth R., "Evaluation of Pilot Project: Emergency Traffic Control for Responders" (2011). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 26.