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TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN MICHIGAN Michigan Traffic Safety Summit March, 2019 RON TENNANT DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF, GRAND RAPIDS FIRE DEPARTMENT CO-CHAIR – MICHIGAN GOVERNORS TRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ACTION TEAM
Goal Bring Awareness to the audience of the Current State of TIM � Why we do what we do � How we are going about that work � How to get involved � Next Steps
Why we do what we do…. .
Responder Struck-By Fatalities In a typical year, the following number of responders are struck and killed: � 10 Law Enforcement Officers � 4 Fire and Rescue Personnel � An estimated 40 -60 Towing and Recovery Professionals � Several transportation professionals from DOTs, Public Works, and Safety Service Patrol Programs 20
Law Enforcement Struck-By August 15, 2018 � Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur who died Wednesday after being struck by a car in a hit-andrun nearly two weeks ago "had a magnetic smile, " Police Chief James Craig said � Shukur, 30, was struck by a car at about 2: 40 a. m. Aug. 4 in the 18000 block of West Mc. Nichols near Stahelin Avenue on the city's west side, officials said.
Towing and Recovery Struck-by June 13, 2018 � Nader Chehadi, 42, was killed when an SUV crashed into a school bus on the shoulder of eastbound I-94 near State Street in Pittsfield Township. He was at the rear of the bus, assisting the bus driver when he was killed, according to police. � Police say the driver of the SUV was unlicensed and made an abrupt lane change just before the crash. WXYZ
Fire Struck-By June 13, 2017 � Comstock Township Fire Chief Edward Switalski was hit and killed by a passing vehicle while responding to an “unknown accident” on eastbound I-94. Lansing Fire Department
EMS Struck-By January 26, 2008 � Cheryl Kiefer, 23, an emergency medical technician, died Saturday morning after an SUV rolled over her as she worked for Jackson Community Ambulance. � Kiefer and her partner were assisting a woman whose truck had spun into a ditch on I-94 near Kalmbach Road in Washtenaw County's Sylvan Township, when a 46 -year-old man lost control of his SUV. � The vehicle rolled on top of Kiefer, pinning her between the SUV and the truck, police said. R 1. emsworld. com Tribdeb. com
Michigan – lest we forget 2011 Charles “Chuck” Armour 2011 Trevor Slot 2010 Lt. Dan Kromer 2015 Trooper Chad Wolf 2015 FF Dennis Rodeman Preferred Towing 2016 Jason Schultz Mikes Towing 2018 Thomas Tripp 2018 Myron Jarrett
Michigan State Police car stops to assist in collision, is struck by another vehicle By Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer Posted: 8: 17 PM, March 03, 2019 DETROIT - According to authorities, just after 5 p. m. Sunday, a Michigan State Police cruiser was struck by a vehicle on the ramp from eastbound I-94 to westbound I-696. Police said a trooper had stopped to assist in policing a crash that had already occurred at the location. The trooper had exited the cruiser before it was struck.
According to reports, at least a dozen Michigan State Police vehicles have been struck so far this year. https: //www. policemag. com February 15, 2019
Wright-Tallmadge Firefighters Association February 13, 2019 This morning we were called out to a minor accident on Lake Michigan Drive. 1882 (one of our brush trucks) was positioned 1/2 mile before the accident scene with the emergency lights activated to warn motorists of the emergency scene ahead. Unfortunately, 1882 was hit while it was blocking today. There were no injuries and 1882 doesn't appear to have sustained any major damage.
Michigan: Driver hits Midland fire truck responding to crash on US-10 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The Midland Fire Department is sending out a public service announcement after one of its fire trucks was hit while responding to a crash. It happened on US-10 on Tuesday.
� February 1, 2017 Wyoming Mi – NBD US 131 north of 44 th St � Wyoming Officer Struck - February 1, 2017 �
How we do what we do…. .
Move Over Michigan http: //www. moveovermichigan. com
Michigan’s Steer It, Clear It Law – Section 618 a (2010 -PA-0010) � Unless the operator of a motor vehicle involved in a crash knows or reasonably should know that serious impairment of a bodily function or death has resulted from the crash, the operator or an other occupant of the motor vehicle who possesses a valid driver license shall remove the motor vehicle from the main traveled portion of the roadway into a safe refuge on the shoulder, emergency lane, or median or to a place otherwise removed from the roadway… � Failure to obey this law can result in a civil penalty
Responder. Safety. com
I 95 coalition. org
We have to work together!!!!!! Following are some examples………. .
Grand Rapids Utility 2 � � � Michigan Department of Transportation Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association Kent County – Road Commission Grand Rapids Fire Department Grand Rapids Motor Pool
Smart Device Alerting � � HAAS Alert Grand Rapids Fire Department
Expedited Towing � � Merl’s Towing Michigan Department of Transportation Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Fire Department
�Regional and State Efforts
TIM Action Week � � � Coordinated Media Releases Media Event – AAA Dearborn Usually the second full week of November Annually
Michigan Regional Traffic Safety Network
Michigan Governors Traffic Safety Advisory Commission
Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Traffic Incident Management Action Team � Co-Chair – Dawn Miller Michigan Department of Transportation � Co-Chair –Ron Tennant Deputy Chief-Support Services Grand Rapids Fire Department � � Meet Every other Month Wednesday, April 3, 2019 � 09: 30 – 11: 00
Where from here? � � 2017 Action Plan Continued Reaching out to current responders � Increase percentage goals � Better reach areas where we are not doing so well Tow/Recovery EMS Other
Where from here? � Initial Education Training � At a minimum allowed and encouraged � Ultimately – Required
Tow and Recovery � Better Communication Required to participate in governmental contracts? � TOW INDUSRTY REPRESENTATION!!!! �
Law Enforcement � � MSP Academies How about the rest?
Fire Service � Firefighter 1 Academies
EMS � Is there room in initial EMS Education offerings? � Continuing Education Requirements? � EMS INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION!!!!
Areas of Focus Nationally � � � � More trained TIM Responders Nationally Standardized Data Collection Increase the use of data to identify needs/focus Connected and Automated Vehicle Increased use of practical exercise facilities Statewide or Regional TIM conferences Other Emerging Technologies http: //crcog. org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Microsoft-Power. Point-CT-TIM-Meeting_112018_Jodoin. pdf � FHWA TIM Staff � Jim Austrich � Paul Jodoin
Discussion and Questions Ron Tennant March 6, 2019