This module discusses the concept of advance warning, its benefits, and how to implement a range of advance warning devices.
Over the two days, the production team was able to record demonstrations of traffic control procedures as outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, interview traffic control professionals, and capture b-roll footage to support more than 60 minutes of training to be released in late 2012. The video shoot for these modules took place on a road in Gloucester Township NJ that was closed specifically for the videotaping.The production team was able to tape both firefighters and Fire Police officers using many traffic control devices, including hand signals, paddles, and flashlights.In addition, an overall look at traffic direction within a properly configured temporary traffic control zone, including advance warning, was captured.These visual assets meet a critical need in the industry because proper depictions of these procedures have not been previously recorded in such a comprehensive manner.
This video shoot owes its tremendous success to the cooperation from local emergency services departments, the expertise of subject matter experts (led by Jack Sullivan), the dedication of the production team, and the financial support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.Local departments partnered with the NJ SAFR Task Force to provide actual traffic control, apparatus, and personnel to appear in the video in many capacities, including demonstrations, interviews, and performing their professional duties.These organizations included: Blackwood Fire Company, Blenheim Fire Company, the Gloucester Township Police Department, and National Towing (Blackwood, NJ).The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission provided leadership and assisted with pulling resources together.ResponderSafety.Com extends its deepest thanks to these organizations and their personnel, especially Laurie Matkowski (DVRPC), Bill Robb, Chief John Vannoni (Blackwood FC), Chief Gary Smith (Blenheim FC), Lieutenant Brian McKendry (GTPD), and Captain Jeff Weiserth (GTPD) for their tireless effort, enthusiastic attitude, and boundless support.
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