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This week has been designated Crash Responder Safety Week by the the Federal Highway Administration. The initiative was planned to increase public knowledge about the dangers that first responders encounter when they respond to traffic accidents. First responders, including members of the Fire Fighters (IAFF), are killed or suffer life-sustaining injuries every week. Using the best professional practices and training, they work tirelessly to save lives at traffic accidents, but motorists need to do their part by slowing down, moving to clear traffic lanes and staying alert when approaching traffic incidents.
Watch this video from IAFF General President Ed Kelly to learn more:
.@iaffpresident encourages the public to help keep first responders safe around traffic incidents #CrashResponderSafetyWeek pic.twitter.com/7fbROO5GcI— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) November 8, 2021