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Editors Column 4-9-18
Editors Column 4-9-18
Dr. Harry Carter: Attacking the “D” Driver Problem
They are out there all around us on the highways and byways of our nation. They are talking on their phones. They are putting on their makeup. They are reading the newspaper. They are drunk. They are operating without enough sleep. These are the folks that Respondersafety.com has labeled the “D” Drivers.
The Journey Continues
Each of the states which participate in the affairs of the CVVFA spent a period of time sharing what their associations are doing to make the fire service better in their states
Struck-By Incidents – Not a New Problem
Recently Steve Austin forwarded an article which he found in the archives of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper while performing some recent research. The article involved a struck-by incident from July 1949. Located on the same page was an article warning people about the dangers of driving on the highways during the July 4, 1949 holiday season.
Suppose You Called for Help and Nobody Came
When you are riding out to help others in an emergency, you have one perception of time. But what about the person (s) waiting for you to come? Are you really arriving quickly or do you just think that you are?
Responder Safety Lauds New CDC Safety Effort
It is with a great deal of pride that we here at Respondersafety.com salute a new effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They will now study those situations where law enforcement officers dies in ‘struck-by’ incidents.
Where We Are Today
As I traveled through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Every time that I saw emergency lights up ahead of me on the side of the road, I saw the truck drivers slowing down and moving rapidly to the left as they approached the vehicles.
Time to be Vigilant
I was reminded again the other evening of the need for all emergency response people to remain vigilant when they are operating at the scene of an emergency. As is my way, I was out on the front porch enjoying a mild summer’s evening, along with one of my favorite cigars, when the pager on my belt came to life, informing me of an emergency call for the Adelphia Fire Company. Imagine my surprise when the dispatcher gave out an address which was right across the street from my home.
A Cross by the Side of the Road
During a couple of really interesting days, I have spent a great deal of time traveling south on interstate 95. I drove from New Jersey to Florida in order to play my tuba with a number of my circus music buddies in Bradenton. As it turned out, I picked the correct days to travel south. I had a great first day making terrific time from Adelphia to Wilson, North Carolina.
Editor's Column September 2014
It has been an honor and a pleasure to share my thoughts with you from time to time here at Respondersafety.com. I have worked to bring you the latest news and information on the latest concepts, ideas, and activities being identified and advocated by the Emergency Response Safety Institute (ERSI) of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association (CVVFA).
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