TowZone Posted October 30, 2020 Share Posted October 30, 2020 I can't keep up with all the First Responders who have been Injured in the line of duty while keeping a watch for Tow Truck Operators who have been injured or killed. National First Responder Day came and went with what seemed to be little coverage unless you want to talk about the more than 30 officers who were injured in attacks in Philadelphia. Perhaps the Towing Industry can start to develop a plan to recognize First Responders in 2021. Police, Fire, EMS that we as Tow Operators both Support and Need to Support our safety on the roadways. Due to efforts t reduce Police Funding in many areas the level of support the industry has gotten from these groups has been cut as Police and Fire may be limited in their response times and time they can commit to the scene. We tragically lost two truck truck operators in one day due to a reckless driver and lack of traffic control provided by law enforcement. While these Tow Operators did everything right, nothing replaces a stationary barrier such as a Police or Fire Vehicle. By recognizing these groups of First Responders the Towing Industry is recognized for it's professionalism. By just adding Tow Truck Drivers as First Responders does not make a Driver a Tow Truck Operator which participates in regular training as do those First Responders being recognized. Now who has a Plan for October 28, 2021 This topic was in response to a topic on FB regarding NationalFirstResponderDay. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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