Traffic Incident Management Requirements in NFPA 1500
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The 2018 edition of NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program has a new chapter on Traffic Incident Management. This chapter expands the previous minimum requirements for traffic incident management safety and training for fire departments within their occupational health and safety program. This new chapter includes requirements for SOPs, high visibility apparel, safe positioning, blocking, advance warning, establishing a traffic incident management area, and traffic control training. This module highlights these requirements and point departments to resources that will help them meet the requirements of the standard.