Left to Right: Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent National Fire Academy, DE Governor Jack Markell, Bill Troup Project Officer USFA, Brian Montgomery US DOJ at the Slow Down Move Over Premier
Respondersafety.com is proud to present a new free public service announcement, Slow Down Move Over. The PSA was made possible by a cooperative agreement with the United States Fire Administration in the Department of Homeland Security. Funding was provided by the Office of Justice Programs at the US Department of Justice.
The PSA was filmed starring real responders who, like many of our readers, risk their lives daily helping others on the roadways. The location of the production was in Delaware City, Delaware, the home of Firefighter/ EMT Michelle Smith who lost her life when she was struck by a vehicle as she administered care to an accident victim.
The premier of the PSA took place in the Delaware City Fire Company and was attended by a number of emergency responders and state officials including DE Governor Jack Markell who took the opportunity to sign Senate Bill #205 that strengthened Delaware’s Move Over Law.
The 30 second spot is perfect for broadcast or cable TV. We also encourage the use of the PSA in training and safety presentations. As with all our products there is no cost to download or use the PSA. As a courtesy we only ask that when the presentation is used please mention it was provided by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association Emergency Responder Safety Institute.
Readers may wish to approach local media outlets about airing the PSA in their communities. If the format provided is not compatible, our production company, Stonehouse Media, (609) 773-0422, has the capability to produce virtually any media. This conversion will be at the expense of the requestor.