“Protect Those Who Protect You”: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue a Call to Action During Crash Responder Safety Week
Pend Oreille County—Mark your calendars for November 13–17, as SPOFR joins forces with the national Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) to bring to light the courageous and often underrepresented stories of our local responders. Every day, these heroes put their lives at risk to ensure our roads are safe and functional.
SPOFR works roadway crashes every day with partners, including firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement, towing and recovery, public works, and safety service patrols. Collectively, these traffic incident responders assist road users in need, applying well-rehearsed procedures to provide emergency traffic control and quickly clear incidents from roadways.
“We work roadside often inches from cars and trucks going by way too fast, sometimes 80 miles per hour or more,” said Chief Brad Martin. “We want drivers in Pend Oreille County to understand the risks that we take every day and the need for every vehicle passing by any traffic incident to slow down, move over, and stay alert.”
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