This Resource Is From Drop It And Drive – Education, Tools & Resources.
These workplace safety tools were produced by the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD), an initiative of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), Drop It And Drive® (DIAD) and The Co-operators.
Anatomy of a Road Crash and The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress are fact sheets intended to raise awareness about the toll preventable collisions have on first responders, as well as victims and communities, and to share insider knowledge of crash scene management with the public to help keep first responders safe while on the job. Driving is both a responsibility and a privilege and with that, individuals hold the power to reduce their risk. Everyone has the right to get home safe every day; not just physically, but also emotionally.
Anatomy of a Road Crash: This fact sheet describes the workplace of first responders and explains what happens during a crash as well as reasons for delays, detours and road closures. It also includes tips for motorists to help keep first responders safe at collision scenes and reduce the risk of secondary collisions. Public awareness of crash scene management can instill a sense of personal responsibility in all of us to reduce risks, avoid preventable crashes, and keep the professionals who protect us safe on the road.
The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress: To increase awareness about the consequences of PTSD and CIS for first responders, this fact sheet shares knowledge about these prominent mental health issues, ways they are being acknowledged and addressed by professional organizations, and strategies for communities to help support and protect first responders.