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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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Near Miss Reports Now Available on ResponderSafety.Com
Under cooperative agreement with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Near Miss (NNM), ResponderSafety.Com is pleased to now offer its web site visitors the opportunity to search roadway-related near miss reports from the NNM Fire database.
RSLN Partners with Federal Highway Administration to Offer New TIM Certificate
The Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a certificate in traffic incident management is now available on learning.respondersafety.com.
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.
Why EMS needs more protection on roadway incidents
Roadways are the most dangerous scene types for EMS providers and require increased safety measures from hazardous exposure to minimize death and serious injury of public safety personnel. We regularly share news stories of fire apparatus struck while attending a motor vehicle collision, EMS providers struck while tending to a patient and police officers killed after stopping a speeding driver or checking on a disabled vehicle. In late October, a medical helicopter was struck and tipped over in
New Mexico: Helicopter struck by suspected drunk driver near Gallup
McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies say an alleged drunk driver ran through barricades to strike a fire truck and medical helicopter.
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