Least Resistance Training Concepts

Volunteers Training for Emergencies


Updated January 11, 2021

All response units carry six (6) reflective traffic cones. They are used to create safe zones when working on or near highways or to define the workspace around emergency operations where only active responders should enter. Smaller cones may be used to designate "hot zones" near workspaces. The Incident Support Unit (ISU-1) also carries "drop cones" and MUTCD advance warning signs.

Small cones deployed around a workspace.

Standard and small cones in Rescue-1.

Lime yellow "Drop cones" to designate driveways or turns in rural areas, with ribbon sticks.

(A drop cone with ribbon stick inserted.)

MUTCD highway traffic cones stored in ISU-1.

MUTCD advance warning sign


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