KCFD Rule Change After Deadly Crash, Driver Wrist Slap & Safety Tech FAIL

A peek at tonight's public safety shell game that hopes to distract from any real questions.

What's worse is that for those of us who remember how this tragedy REALLY went down . . .

At the outset of this story, public safety officials attempted to tell the public that a dinky RAV-4 pushed a 12-ton fire truck around. 

Thankfully . . . That story didn't fly for long . . . Not that it does any of the dead people any good.

And so . . . Here's a strategy that MIGHT prevent future mistakes . . .

"The biggest policy change requires KCFD drivers to come to a complete stop in a number of circumstances — including red lights, stop signs and when the driver cannot account for all lanes of traffic at an intersection."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

KCFD changes driving policy more than a year after deadly Westport crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department recently changed its driving policy for responding to an emergency more than a year after a deadly Westport crash involving a KCFD pumper, the KSHB 41 I-Team learned.

Opticom: The safety system that didn't work in KC, and the city won't talk about

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - KCTV5 Investigates has learned a safety system called Opticom is only partially installed in Kansas City. The system rarely works because receivers need to be installed at traffic lights. Opticom activates when emergency vehicles flip on sirens, activating the transponders.

Developing . . .