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25 Years After: Reflecting on Change, Looking to the Future
In the 25 years since the losses of Capt. Joseph Kroboth, Jr. (The Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, MD) and FF Dave Good (Lionville Fire Company, PA) led to founding the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, a lot has changed for the better in response to roadway incidents. This article respectfully honors all line-of-duty deaths on the roadway, celebrates the victories in improving roadway incident response safety, and charts an agenda for where we go from here.
- New Innovative Responder Safety Strategies Certificate Now Available
Where Is the Data on Emergency Personnel Being Struck by Vehicles?
The most frequent request we receive at ResponderSafety.com is for data on the number of responders killed or injured while operating at incident scenes. Jack Sullivan answers the question about struck-by data and statistics.
Electric Vehicles and Traffic Incident Management
When we think about traffic incident management (TIM), we think about communication, coordination, and cooperation—working together to get the roadway cleared faster; less exposure means less risk. Right?
New Certificate in Roadway Incident Response Safety Leadership
This certificate is appropriate for department and organization leadership, emergency responders who want to advance into leadership positions, and emergency responders who are leaders among their peers.
What to Do When Animals Run Amuck
Every first responder agency should pre-plan for the inevitable livestock-roadway incident regardless of location. The incident may be escaped animals or animals in trailer crashes.
Delaware Roadway Incident Responders Earn Professional TIM Designation
The first Traffic Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications offering at the Delaware State Fire School (DSFS) was a huge success with 19 students earning a designation as Traffic Control Incident Management Personnel.
New Editorial Posted: Why We Need TIM Committees Now More Than Ever
Jack Sullivan, Director of Training for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, discusses the vital role of TIM Committees in helping prepare, train, and organize our responders to provide safe and efficient emergency operations and why we need them now more than ever.
New Editorial Posted: Fire Departments Can’t Do Traffic Control Alone
Traffic Incident Management: Fire Departments Can’t Do Traffic Control Alone
Safety Service Patrol Perspective: Situational Awareness for Highway/Roadway Incident Response.
More than ever before Safety Service Patrol (SSP) responders are being faced with an ever-changing environment and are being tasked with even more dangerous, unique and challenging incidents on our nation’s Interstates, highways, and roadways.