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The Use of ITS in Risk and Emergency Management

The Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Risk and Emergency Management for Road Transport Planning and Operation Road transport quality is critical to a country’s overall development and sustainable growth. Managing road transportation networks is challenging due to uncertainties induced from related activities, such as agency management, program development, project delivery, maintenance, and operational aspects.

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A Stark Reality – Ambulance Crash Statistics

As noted in the linked article, vehicle fatality rates are estimated to be up to 4.8 times higher for emergency responders than average vehicle fatality rates nationally. An estimated 6,500 crashes involving ambulances occur each year; 35 percent of which result in injury or fatality to at least 1 occupant of an involved vehicle. This is...

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Hyundai Concept Car Has Firefighting Potential

At the Consumer Electronics Show Hyundai unveiled a concept car aimed at emergency responders as well as search and rescue teams. The vehicle, which is not planned for production, was made with extending legs… [READ MORE]

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TSAG Activities at Institute of Transportation Engineers 2018 Annual Meeting

TSAG leadership presented to the Institute of Transportation Engineers International Board of Direction at their Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN August 20, 2018 information to familiarize Board members with the role and activities of TSAG: TSAG 101 – What We Do / Why We Do It TSAG Project Status Update In addition, TSAG representatives presented...

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Technology Innovation- Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator

Active work zones are dangerous for highway workers despite safety measures, they risk their lives every day as they perform repairs on the roadways. Although warning signs and arrow boards are the first line of warning for drivers of road work ahead,  another important safety measure is the truck-mounted attenuator.  These provides a safety barrier...

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911 and EMS Experts Unite to Improve CPR

This week, which is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, a team of EMS and 911 professionals met in Washington, D.C. to develop tools that will help 911 and EMS agencies nationwide improve sudden cardiac arrest outcomes with improved CPR practices. See summary HERE.

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