Lubbock Fire Rescue has taken steps to keep its personnel more secure when responding to crashes after accidents that killed two first responders and injured another, reports KCBD 11.
A traffic safety committee was formed to research protocols other fire departments around the nation follow while working accident scenes.
Two engines and a ladder truck will respond to form a blocking system when responding to roadways, like Interstate 27, the Marsha Sharp Freeway or Highway 84.
The fire department is also working toward acquiring specialized helmets for when personnel responds to traffic accidents.
Even after implementing the new protocols, Grandon says crews have still experienced near-misses by vehicles while working.