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The Emergency Responder Safety Institute Releases Protecting Emergency Responders on the Roadway: Equity and Outreach
With funding support from the United States Fire Administration, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) has released a new report, Protecting Emergency Responders on the Roadway: Equity and Outreach, to help fire service leaders create a robust diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan to attract TIM personnel to their organization, ensure underrepresented populations are empowered to serve, and retain diverse personnel.
2023 Year End ReportStruckBy.Com and Action Steps for 2024
Two years ago this month, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute launched ReportStruckBy.com, the only national database dedicated to collecting data about incidents where an emergency responder or emergency vehicle were struck by a vehicle while working at a roadway incident scene. We’ve received over 275 incident reports with detailed data about each incident. It’s a great start, but we know there are more incidents that have not yet been reported and that new incidents happen every day. This article explains how you can help and why you should prioritize reporting struck-by incidents.
U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Slow Down, Move Over Resolution
Whitehouse Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Slow Down, Move Over Resolution
- Struck-By Data Base Analysis Identifies Initial Trends to Monitor
Safety Service Patrol Perspective: Post-Crash Care
Safety Service Patrol (SSP) personnel are likely to arrive early or even be the first on scene following a vehicle accident, and thus their ability to provide crucial post-crash care can make positive outcomes much more likely.
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
Emergency Responders can utilize this advanced certificate to expand your knowledge beyond the basics with the Innovative Responder Safety Strategies Certificate.
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. Read this article from Jack Sullivan.
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.