Work around busy roads? Learn how to be safe.

If your job puts you on the front lines of a busy street or highway, there is always room to improve your safety.  That is the focus of four seminars planned for Tuesday and Wednesday in Escanaba and Ishpeming. The sessions are called “scene safety seminars.”  The seminars will provide pertinent information for emergency response personnel:

        • Accident Scene Problem Recognition
        • Emergency Vehicle Placement
        • Emergency Apparatus Exiting Protocols
        • Flare and Cone Positioning and Patterns
        • Traffic Regulator Qualifications and Equipment
        • Universal Traffic Control Signals

But the sessions can also provide vital information for anyone working in, on or near a roadway.  That group could include Department of Public Works employees, utility company crews..or television news photographers.

The sessions, in conjunction with the Michigan Municipal Risk League, will be held :

Tuesday, June 11th, in Escanaba 9 a.m – noon at Bay College.

Tuesday, June 11th, at the Ishpeming Elk’s Club 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12th, at the Ishpeming Elk’s Club 9 a.m. – noon.

Wednesday, June 12th, in Escanaba 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Bay College.

2 The Rescue’s 3 hour combination classroom and hands on training in Michigan and other Midwest States will cover the Manual of Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), OSHA and DOT regulations for traffic zone compliance for the Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, Ambulance Driver or other public safety professional.


There is no charge to attend the workshops.  Registration, and more information, is available online at



  • Responders on scene injuries and deaths are on a rise while tactical and vehicle operations related are declining.
  • Traffic incidents lasting 30 to 120 minutes mandate specific temporary traffic control warning and diversion devices.
  • ANSI 2007 Level II safety vest is mandatory on roadways unless…?
  • Most fire departments do not have enough temporary traffic control devices (cones) to meet the mandated standards.