After a successful trial period, Lubbock Fire Rescue is installing more devices on its trucks that will alert nearby drivers of their presence on the scene of an incident or while on their way to it. The goal is to get drivers to focus on what’s ahead for their safety and the safety of first responders.
“After the accident on January 11, we’re very proactive in every avenue possible on how can we increase the safety for our personnel, as well as just the citizens out there,” Captain Phillip Grandon said. “A vehicle accident, especially on a high-speed road, is hazardous to everyone involved.”
LFR has currently installed HAAS Alert transponders on 1/3 of its fleet and anticipates all necessary apparatus to have the technology in about a month. When the emergency lights are activated on those vehicles, members of the public who use the Waze app will be notified of those trucks.