ResponderSafety.Com Announces Enhancements to Its Struck By Incidents Database Search

For a decade, has maintained the only online database of news articles on struck by incidents throughout the United States and abroad. These articles are a source of information, lessons learned, and case studies for roadway responders. To make the database more useful to the emergency responder community, has added new filters to sort the database so responders can more precisely target the articles of greatest interest to them. Now, responders can filter the database entries by State/Province where the incident occurred and Organization Type involved in the incident (Fire, Law Enforcement, Fire Police, EMS, Departments of Transportation, Safety Service Patrols, and Towing/Recovery). These fields can be used separately or in combination with each other or the existing filters for year and month.

"These new filters will give responders and leadership new possibilities for finding case studies in their state or agency, or both," said Steve Austin, project manager for "It's a great tool in our continuing work to learn from past incidents and to pass that learning along through training and case studies."

The new database filtering fields are available now on the Struck By Incidents page. and The Responder Safety Learning Network are a project of the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association [link to]. The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) serves as an advisory group of public safety leaders and transportation experts committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's emergency responders ERSI is 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.

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