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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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Firefighter’s Letter Regarding His Concern for Police Officer Safety Published
David Clark a career firefighter and a volunteer on his off duty hours recently wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper the Cecil Whig in northeastern Maryland. Clark wrote the letter knowing full well of the sensitivity of the issue of some police officers and traffic vests
Near Miss Report Credits ResponderSafety.com with Helping to Prevent Injury to Firefighters
A Report of a fire department highway response that could have led to a disaster, filed with the National Near Miss Reporting System credits ResponderSafety.com and the ResponderSafety Learning Network with providing training that helped keep responders from being struck during a secondary incident.
Help Needed for Important Highway Safety Survey
The Temporary Traffic Control Committee (TTCC) of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) is collecting information about current practices for temporary traffic control (TTC) at roadway and highway incident scenes. One issue that has come to our attention is the increasing use of “traffic arrow devices” of various types on emergency vehicles (fire, police, EMS) and other response agency vehicles that assist at traffic incidents (safety service patrols, tow trucks, DOT
Service Set for Beaumont, Texas Officer Struck, Killed by Chase Suspect
The funeral service has been set for a southeast Texas police officer killed when a suspect fleeing authorities in a sport utility vehicle struck his police car. The funeral service for Bryan Mitchell Hebert, the 36-year-old Beaumont officer, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.
Funeral Tuesday for Canadian Officer Struck, Killed by Van
Thousands are expected next week to attend the funeral of a 32-year-old police officer who was dragged to his death while conducting a routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
Kentucky Jurors Deliberate on hit-and-run Death of Police Officer
A 12-member jury resumed deliberations Thursday on whether Glenn Doneghy should be convicted of murder in the hit-and-run death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman last year.
Maryland: Lawmakers & Officer’s Family Work To Pass “Noah’s Law”
The tragic death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta has fueled a crusade for harsher penalties for drunk drivers. Soon, state lawmakers will have to decide if Noah’s Law will become a reality.
Illinois: State Police Special Patrols in Remembrance of Fallen Trooper James Sauter
Illinois State Police have announced that ISP districts throughout the state will enforce road safety with a special enforcement memorial operation dedicated to fallen Trooper James Sauter. The trooper was killed in the line of duty on March 28, 2013, when his ISP squad was struck by a truck tractor semi-trailer in the Chicago area.
Georgia: HERO death "profound loss" to DOT family
Georgia's Department of Transportation commissioner is speaking out for the first time about the death of HERO Operator Moses King.
Kentucky: Owensboro Police officer almost struck by vehicle during traffic stop
Owensboro Police Department asked the Kentucky State Police to investigate an incident where an Owensboro Police officer was almost struck by a vehicle intentionally targeting the officer during a traffic stop at noon on Saturday.
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