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Where We Are Today
As I traveled through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Every time that I saw emergency lights up ahead of me on the side of the road, I saw the truck drivers slowing down and moving rapidly to the left as they approached the vehicles.
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 my home.
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.
Oregon: Police to Conduct Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign
Good morning, and happy you're here. What's better than starting the day with some news from the world of Washington County law enforcement? This first item of note actually expands a bit beyond the county's lines, but the effort is coordinated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office traffic team.
Maine: Move Over or Face the Consequences
Maine troopers begin enforcing a 2007 law to protect emergency vehicles parked along the road after six crashes since December.
There's a Chill in the Air
I awoke this morning to note that once again there was frost to be found on the pumpkin on my front porch. As I went out on the porch to retrieve my morning papers, I quickly confirmed that it was indeed chilly. After reading the first paper I repaired to my office to post a number of new items to our Respondersafety.com website.
Florida: 'Move Over Law' Means Moving Over for Tow Trucks, Too
Most drivers know to slow down or move over when they see flashing red or blue lights on the side of the road. But what about yellow ones? Tow trucks with their lights on are emergency vehicles, too, so that means that even if police aren't on the scene, drivers still have to move over for tow trucks.
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