VIDEO: Within a year of a crash that killed two first responders and critically injured another, Lubbock Fire Rescue has taken steps to keep its personnel more secure when responding to crashes. Another tactic is in development.
“We can’t sit there and allow tragedies to happen,” Lt. Phillip Grandon said. “We have to figure out how can we prevent this from happening later. So, we had to update our procedures.”
Grandon told KCBD a traffic safety committee formed shortly after the January 11, 2020 crash. It was tasked with researching protocols other fire departments around the nation follow while working accident scenes.
“We updated our procedures based on the roadways that we go on,” Grandon said. “The major thing we did was increase our response on the major thoroughfares and high-speed roadways.”