Want to Protect First Responders? Doors Open for Additional Traffic Aides
HERNANDO – Part of RNRF’s day-to-day routine involves reporting on vehicle accident around Hernando County. When first responders like Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue arrive on the scene, their first priority is attending to the injured and preventing further damage or injury. But we sometimes forget to recognize the unsung heroes who respond to protect the one’s busy saving lives – the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office STA’s or Sheriff’s Traffic Aides.
The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement recently, opening the door for additional STA’s to join the team.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers living in the Spring Hill area that are interested in volunteering for the Sheriff’s Traffic Aides (STAs) team.
The primary mission of the Sheriff’s Traffic Aides is to provide traffic control at motor vehicle accident scenes or in the area of a structure fire. When needed, STAs may also support Emergency Operations, such as when wires are down or a traffic signal malfunctions. Their work is critical to the safely of those involved in an incident as well as the first responders attending to them.
Previous traffic control experience is not required. STAs receive specialized training and equipment. Uniform shirts, caps and vests are also provided free of charge. Sheriff’s Traffic Aides must pass a required background check including fingerprints.
For more information, please call 352-754-4083. Applications can be found on our website, www.hernandosheriff.org/em, select (click on) the CERT link. All applications must be submitted to Dan Santana, Emergency Management Specialist.
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