Technology will help first responders in Trussville get to their destination faster and safer.
Trussville Fire Chief Tim Shotts says it's still a major problem that a lot of drivers don’t know how to handle emergency vehicles when they suddenly show up. This could put everyone at risk.
To deal with this, the city is using what is referred to as Glance Priority and Preemption equipment. Devices developed by a company called Applied Information will be placed in fire engines and other emergency vehicles, as well as about 25 stoplights on the main roadways in Trussville.
The device on the truck will send a signal to a tower, which in turn sends a signal to the stoplight; giving first responders a green light and stopping all other traffic.