The safety of first responders on Maine roads has obviously been on a lot of people's minds lately. Not just with the recent death of State Trooper Det. Ben Campbell, but also just about everywhere you look. On Facebook recently, there's been all sorts of stories shared of troopers being hit by vehicles, while stopped for other vehicles. In Maine, and all over the country.

The Hermon Fire Department, via their Facebook page, released a video today highlighting some of the awesome new upgrades they've made to their safety gear. Especially for at the scene of an emergency. They've added some new LED stop signs, portable speed bumps, and signage for the speed bumps as well. HFD also released this video demonstrating not only how it all works, but how it works in context too. Check it out!

As you can see, it will definitely bring a lot more focus from drivers who may be coming up onto an emergency situation. Every little but helps. Perhaps in some ways, over the years folks have grown too accustomed to flashing lights, and they don't seem as fazed by it. Hopefully these new additions will go a long way toward keeping these fire fighters of the HFD safer!

At any rate, I don't think there's a situation where there could be a such thing as being too safe at an emergency scene. But still, let's all just try to keep our wits about us, and let these fine folks get the job done.

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