Waupaca Area Fire District

Move Over...Slow Done


Every day across America, distracted and uninformed drivers pose a major threat to the safety and wellbeing of first responders who risk their own lives on roads and highways to assist those involved in traffic incidents.
Every year, an estimated average of 5 firefighters, 12 law enforcement officers, and more than 60 employees of state departments of transportation are struck and killed while working roadway incidents. The number of near misses and injuries is far higher, but unknown. Vehicle-related incidents are the second leading cause of firefighter deaths and the second leading cause of law enforcement officer deaths.
As part of a national effort to reduce the number of first responder fatalities, struck-bys, and near miss incidents, this video from ResponderSafety.com is available to help the public understand their legal and moral
responsibility to change lanes and slow down when approaching a stationary emergency response vehicle on the roadway. All 50 states have a Move Over Slow Down law on the books.For information on your States Mover Over Law, visit http://www.moveoverlaws.com/.


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Waupaca Area Fire District
P.O. Box 46 Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 258-4434 FAX: (715) 258-4409

Jerry Deuman, Fire Chief

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