South Strabane first responders are reminding drivers to “move over.”
On Monday, the township hosted a press conference highlighting Pennsylvania’s “Move Over” law, followed by a demonstration of the fire department’s latest technology, a state-of-the-art device that fire Chief Jordan Cramer hopes will keep his crews safe while responding to accidents.
“The most significant risk to our firefighters and their families is not them crawling through burning buildings. It’s not climbing a ladder seven stories in the air or handling hazardous materials. The single-most treacherous duty for our firefighters lies on our highways, specifically I-70 and I-79. And it keeps getting worse,” said Cramer.
“We frequently encounter near-misses where motorists traveling at excessive speeds, or distracted by various factors, or simply lacking regard for first responders narrowly avoid collision with our fire apparatus and endangering our personnel. Enough is enough.”