On August 2nd, Yellow Grass Fire and Rescue responded to a truck fire. While there wasn't any issue putting out the fire, there was some added danger when a few members of the public did not respect the barriers and came too close to the scene.
This is a situation that Estevan's Fire Chief, Dale Feser hopes serves as a reminder for the public to give workers the space they need.
"We just want to remind the public that should you come across an emergency scene that you do recognize and respect the boundaries set forth by either police or it could be EMS or the fire department as well as we do need a safe area to work in."
"But it's also set in place for other possible hazards that may not be known right away to the general public such as a possible explosion. There are all kinds of emergencies and those secure areas are set in place for a really good reason."
Drivers are also reminded, if you are allowed to drive through the scene, to slow down to 60 km/hr when passing any emergency workers on the highway.
"We like to try and set up pylons as well but sometimes due to what is happening on scene, crews may not have time to set up that safe buffer zone."
He added to keep your eyes on the road so you don't end up creating your own accident scene.