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Roadside Visibility with ANSI Outerwear – Video

EMS providers are complying with new ANSI standards for roadside visibility. In this video from ParamedicTV you will see that EMTs, Firefighters, and Police Officers are probably not a visible as we think and hope.

Outerwear is just a small part of roadside safety. Other considerations for roadside safety and traffic incident management include:

  1. Correct use of scene and emergency lighting
  2. Upstream signage for on-coming traffic
  3. Taper of traffic cones at a distance based on vehicle speed
  4. Blocking of incident area with vehicles
  5. Lane closures that minimize risk to emergency responders and motorists
  6. Situational awareness and monitoring

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.