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Cape Girardeau, Jackson officials stress safety when approaching an incident

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Cape Girardeau, Jackson officials stress safety when approaching an incident

November 5, 2019 at 4:49 AM CST

Updated November 5 at 4:49 AM

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Heartland News at 9) - “Pay extra attention.”

That’s the message from city officials in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri.

On Monday, Nov. 4, Engine 2, Rescue 4, and Battalion Chief 1 trained along with Cape Girardeau Police and Jackson Fire and Rescue on roadway incident safety policy.

Officials reminded drivers, that when they approach an incident on the highway, please slow down.

They added that it only takes a moment of not paying attention for another incident to occur.

The training the departments underwent is for the safety of first responders as well as the public.

Cones, vehicles and other barriers provide a safety zone for those working the scene.