Earlier this week, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), through its Safety, Health and Survival Section and in cooperation with the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), issued an emergency safety and survival alert to all Fire Chiefs and Officers.
Already in 2019, at least 10 First Responders have been struck and killed by passing motorists on our roadways. Non-fatal collisions are also happening more frequently and on a daily basis all across the country. Despite brighter lights and louder sirens, collisions, injuries and fatalities are on the rise at an alarming rate.
HAAS Alert launched in 2015 with the mission of eliminating preventable First Responder collisions. The HAAS Alert Safety Cloud™ collision prevention service now protects personnel and fleets from over 60 departments across the US and Canada by sending real-time digital alerts to motorists as they approach nearby responding and on-scene emergency, rapid response vehicles and other critical roadway operators. Service is compatible with any type of fleet vehicle and delivers alerts to drivers via smartphone navigation apps and in-car infotainment screens.
"Firefighters are more at risk now than ever before, and unfortunately, numerous recent crashes back that up."
-- Chief Dan Eggleston, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board
Solutions are available today
Departments can start protecting crews and assets for as little as $1 per day.
Learn more about R2V
Read the HAAS Alert e-book outlining how R2V is enabling safer, faster emergency response.
What can you do to help?
HAAS Alert has advocated for the inclusion of Digital Alerting for R2V language during the current NFPA1901 revision cycle. Public comments open up this month and we urge you to show support by participating during the commenting period
Read the full statement from IAFC here.