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New Study of Driver Perception of Emergency Warning Lights and Retroreflective Markings Commissioned by The Emergency Responder Safety Institute Yields Surprising Findings
ERSI has released the report of human factors research in cooperation with RPI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University investigating the impact of emergency warning light color, intensity, modulation, flash rate, and presence of retroreflective chevron markings on driver behavior while traversing a simulated traffic incident scene at night.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute Supports Texas Tech and Lubbock Fire Rescue Partnership to Design a New Multi-Purpose Firefighter Helmet
ERSI provided a grant to support a partnership between Texas Tech and Lubbock Fire Rescue to develop new technologies in head protection that will better protect first responders on the roadway. This research to create a “NextGenHelmet” has now been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Emergency Responder Safety Institute Launches ReportStruckBy.Com to Collect Critical Roadway Response Struck-By Incident Data Directly from First Responders
The ERSI has launched ReportStruckBy.com, a new nationwide database to collect detailed information about incidents on the roadway where emergency responders or their equipment were struck by a vehicle while operating at a scene. Anyone can submit a struck-by incident report.
- Steve Austin Inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame
Chief Rich Marinucci Speaks His Mind on the ResponderSafety.com Podcast
Chief Rich Marinucci, Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, is the guest on episode 3 of the ResponderSafety.com podcast.
Citizens’ Hose Company Struck By Video Case Study
Go inside the December 17, 2020 struck by incident that shook Citizens’ Hose Company (Smyrna, DE) to its core and hear from the firefighters involved what happened, how traffic control made the difference, and how the department has responded moving forward.
Marc Bashoor speaks to firefighter roundtable "Helmets, Lights, and Culture"
A video conversation on critical current issues in roadway incident safety and research between Chief Marc Bashoor, Assistant Chief Allen Baldwin, Dr. Scott Parr, and Lt. Brady Robinette.
New Research in Emergency Lighting
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute has partnered with Dr. John D. Bullough, Director of Transportation and Safety Lighting Programs at the Lighting Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and Dr. Scott Parr, Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona College of Engineering, on a new study of emergency lighting and the visibility of emergency responders to motorists.
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute Debuts Helmets and Head Protection Conversations Led By Chief Marc Bashoor
For over a decade, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), a committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association (CVVFA), has advocated for the development of a purpose-designed helmet for roadway incident response. ERSI is pleased that the work of Lt. Brady Robinette of Lubbock (TX) Fire Rescue in response to a struck-by double LODD in that community has spurred renewed interest on this important topic.
Jack Sullivan Receives Prestigious Safety Award
Congratulations to John "Jack" Sullivan on being named Region VI SPY recipient!