First Responders Now Have Options For On-Road Safety When Responding to Crashes Thanks To New Partnership

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Maryland-Based Traffic Pro Beds enters the Emergency/Crash Response market thanks to a strategic sales and marketing partnership with Florian ReApparatus.

“We’ve all seen and heard about these tragedies and felt helpless. Traffic Pro Beds is grateful to be teaming up with a partner that will allow us to ACT." - Paul Varga, Business, Marketing and Sales Manager, Traffic Pro Beds

Danger looms for First responders when responding to emergencies on highways and roadways. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, in 2020, over 15,500 collisions during duty resulted in 550 injuries to firefighters. This is a stunning example of how men and women put themselves at risk by responding to hectic and chaotic situations. While these responders are trained to triage and act, many motorists are not, and first responders are paying the price.

A new partnership between Traffic Pro Beds and Florian ReApparatus aims to mitigate responder and civilian injury through repurposing emergency vehicle chassis to create emergency traffic management units. Building on Florian’s unique and industry-leading approach, Florian will now be able to incorporate both Traffic Pro Bed’s patented and safety-driven components and beds into builds. This partnership will also use digital alerting technologies like HAAS Alert Safety Cloud® to send “slow down, move over” alerts to approaching motorists. This innovative technology makes the presence of first responders and emergency incident scenes known to unsuspecting motorists well before and beyond sightlines.

“We’ve all seen and heard about these tragedies and felt helpless. Traffic Pro Beds is grateful to be teaming up with a partner that will allow us to ACT. NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) has clearly stated that universal belting during vehicle operation, lighting, and vehicle staging will help increase safety; this partnership will give responders every opportunity to follow those guidelines.” Paul Varga, Business, Marketing, and Sales Manager at Traffic Pro Beds.

When asked about this new partnership, John Gonzalez, Operations Director, stated: "Through this partnership and collaboration, I believe we can help be part of a solution consistent with the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero initiative by improving awareness and overall safety at the Responder/Motorist Interface. As a seasoned firefighter and former fire chief, I can personally attest to the dangers that emergency responders face while performing critical, life-saving work while being mere inches away from moving traffic. These dangers have never been greater when considering the unprecedented amount of dangerous “D-drivers” (Distracted, Drunk, Drowsy, Disgruntled, Drugged, and Disrespectful) traveling on our nation’s roads 24 hours per day."

More On Traffic Pro Beds
Traffic Pro Beds offers re-imagined safety and organizational-focused flatbed and stake bed options for private and public agencies that provide temporary traffic control and other on-road operations. Traffic Pro Bed offers unmatched solutions to the class 2 through class 5 and soon class 6 through 8 work truck space with various configurations that promote safety by bringing operations from the rear to the front close to the cab and the safe side of the truck.

More on Florian ReApparatus
Florian ReApparatus is an innovative company determined to improve roadway safety for emergency responders and motorists. We help emergency service agencies accomplish this objective by retrofitting aging fire apparatus with some of the latest roadway safety technology. Repurposing fire truck chassis in this way protects taxpayers’ interests by extending ROI on vehicles already purchased while minimizing risk to the fire department’s most expensive and critically needed apparatus.

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