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Respondersafety News

News stories related to the broad subject of traffic incident management and responder safety at roadway incidents.

Line of Duty Deaths

News stories about responders struck and killed while working roadway incidents.

Struck By Incidents

News stories about struck-by-vehicle incidents involving emergency responders and/or their vehicles.

What We Do

Every day, our nation's firefighters, EMTs/paramedics, state troopers, police officers, sheriff's deputies, tow operators, and departments of transportation responders are exposed to the grave hazards inherent in emergency responses on the nation's highways and roadways. ERSI and are dedicated to the safety of these men and women by engaging in and promoting activities that include developing educational material to support responder safety training; promoting the National Unified Goal (NUG) for Traffic Incident Management (TIM) including responder safety; safe, quick clearance and interoperable communications; encouraging the development of TIM Teams, promoting collaboration, communication and cooperation among the nation's emergency responders and keeping emergency responders up to date on national rules, regulations and trends related to safe roadway incident operations.


Information, references and training materials covering all aspects of traffic incident management and responder safety at roadway incidents.


Video segments and public service announcements about various subjects related to roadway incident safety.

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