11-10-2020

Slow Down And Move Over For Emergency Responders

Technology + Experience = Safety! 

Emergency responders are crucial to keeping our roads and highways safe. Firefighters, emergency medical personnel, law enforcement officers, transportation workers, and towing and recovery professionals are all critical to clearing roadway accidents safely and quickly.

Our Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO) group provides training and expertise to help these first responders make the most effective use of technologies to implement the quick, safe clearance of roadway incidents. We emphasize the 3 C’s – Communication, Coordination, Cooperation – and lead the United States with over 25,000 first responders trained in the latest quick clearance practices. These practices have been proven to reduce the frequency of secondary crashes, which are often more severe than the initial incident, by as much as 51%!

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Comprised of former Department of Transportation, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and roadway operations & maintenance professionals, Parsons’ ETO group uses hands-on techniques including tabletop exercises, predictive analytics, field demonstrations, and after-action reviews to share best practices and lessons learned to benefit all first responders and motorists. Organizing and leading Traffic Incident Management coalitions in states including South Carolina, Nevada, Utah, Georgia, and Florida, we help these “boots on the ground” professionals make the best use of the technologies and tools available to them to reduce the frequency and severity of incidents to save lives.

As the United States recognizes National Traffic Incident Response Awareness week November 9-15, we salute those responders who put their lives on the line every day to help improve mobility and make our roadways as safe as possible.

Please observe “Slow Down/Move Over” laws in your state whenever you see flashing lights ahead – you can help live Parsons’ Safety Core Value every day!

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