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2013-02-28 / Front Page

LVFD Hosts Traffic Control Training

The Lexington Volunteer Fire Department hosted a training class for highway traffic control for emergency responders last Tuesday, February 19. The class was taught by Ronnie Sexton of the Texas Municipal League. Fifty-five people signed up to attend the class, including representatives from the Blue VFD, Fedor VFD, Elgin Police Department, Lincoln VFD, Lexington VFD and Tanglewood VFD.

Sexton said, “One of the greatest exposures to emergency services personnel for serious injuries or fatalities occurs while conducting duties on or near roadways. In this class, we help emergency responders identify roadway exposure, improve their decision making skills, help them with the proper use of traffic control techniques and the use of preplanning strategies.

Mickey Milburn, with the Lexington VFD, said, “We really appreciated everyone who participated in this class. As first responders, it is vitally important for us to learn as much as possible about keeping ourselves and those we are there to serve safe.”

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