Resource articles

Lights and sirens: Who's the boss?

Emergency Vehicle Operators (EVOs) rely on dispatchers to give them information to help them make safe driving decisions.

Guidelines for using trailers

Proactive measures when loading and unloading trailers to reduce the chance of an accident.

Drive cautiously on wet roads

Wet pavement from the rainy weather of autumn and winter presents adverse driving conditions that account for 60 percent of all weather related fatalities

Updated vehicle safety guidelines

Underwriting criteria used to evaluate transportation programs.

Seatbelts

It is estimated that we who are not involved in crashes, pay for more than three-quarters of all crash related costs. The costs come from higher insurance premiums, taxes, travel delays, and excess fuel consumption related to traffic delays.

Deer collision advisory

Deer season gives us a great opportunity to practice our defensive driving skills.

Ambulance specific safety programs

In order to keep practitioners, patients and the general public safe we must have an organized structure which gives us the skillset and tools to recognize risk, assess its severity, and remove or mitigate it.

"Taps" is not a Christmas Carol

There are those of us who have only heard “Taps” on Memorial Day, at presidential funerals or in John Wayne movies. Most of us have watched a president place the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salute and stand at attention while “Taps” is played.

Lights and sirens - not so fast

It is common knowledge that 70% of fatal ambulance crashes occur with lights and siren activation.

EMS safe driving tips

EMS personnel are 2.5 times more likely to die in a crash than other workers. Roughly 70% of fatal crashes occur while running hot.