Friday, April 8, 2011

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2011

I just learned that this week, April 4-8, is National Work Zone Awareness Week. The theme for this year is "Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone."

We could all use a lot more of a safety mentality on our local, regional, and state highways and roads. With that thought in mind, I am passing along tips and statistics from The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse below.

Why would MCFRS be so interested in a cause such as this? For one our personnel are the people who must respond to these work sites to help those who have been needlessly hurt or worse. The majority of the time we find these to be totally preventable tragedies.

In addition, each and every day, our brave women and men respond to car crashes and must set up our own temporary “Work Zone” on the local roadways. Sad to say, despite following all safety protocol, we have had some of our fire fighters, fire trucks and ambulances placed in peril by drivers who were distracted or worse.

So please take a moment to click on the link below to learn more. And please remember to look out for our highway workers, police officers, and fire fighters who are doing their duty in Work Zones each and every day and night!

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2011

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