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Created as a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders. Click here to learn more...

Mission Statement

Created as a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders. Click here to learn more...

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The Journey Continues
The Journey Continues
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
Suppose You Called for Help and Nobody Came
Responder Safety Lauds New CDC Safety Effort
Responder Safety Lauds New CDC Safety Effort
Where We Are Today
Where We Are Today
Time to be Vigilant
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
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).
We Are Having a Great Year
It is my distinct pleasure to report that things here in the Respondersafety.com world simply could not be better. We are in the midst of what may be one of our most successful years. New programs continue to be developed, our reach is growing and our ability to train new highway safety people continues to improve.
Editor's Column March 2014
There are those times in life my friends where an organization can actually pause and celebrate the positive aspects of those things which they work so hard to do. For those of us here at Respondersafety.com, this is truly one of those times.
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