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Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety

The U.S. Fire Administration is committed to reducing firefighter fatalities and injuries by helping to create a safer operational environment for emergency responders. The resources below contain best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response.

Social media outreach

“Slow Down, Move Over”

Share this card on your social media accounts to make motorists aware that they need to move over for emergency responders.


Alive on Arrival: Tips for Safe Emergency Vehicle Operations

This flyer provides information on the basics of emergency vehicle and roadway operations safety, including the roles of drivers, passengers and the officer in charge.


USFA Blog: Infogram
Reflective markings may decrease first responder visibility

A new study suggests that the presence of very highly reflective markings may decrease drivers’ ability to see first responders working adjacent to their vehicles.

Posted: March 3, 2022

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Safety manuals